Lot # 7: McEwan Baffing Spoon

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 11 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall 2022",
which ran from 11/3/2022 7:00 PM to
11/20/2022 12:20 AM



The 37" McEwan baffing spoon offered here dates circa 1870. It measures 1 3/16" in face depth, 5 5/8" in head length, and 2 3/16" in head width.  The face has a good deal of loft and the head is notably heavy. Plus the club has a short, stout shaft.   These are the typical features of a baffing spoon. Of the different long nose models, baffys are the hardest to locate.

The original finish is still rich in color, the shaft and whipping are original, the sheepskin grip appears to be original with replacement whipping added at the top and bottom.  The face is clean.  Overall, this club does not show much wear. What a nice club!

As Hugh Philp was to St. Andrews, so was the firm of McEwan & Son to Edinburgh and Musselburgh." (Golf 25, Sept. 1895, p51).  indeed, the McEwan family of clubmakers were central to the world of clubmaking from 1770, when James McEwan opened for business, to the end of the nineteenth century, when long nose clubs were rendered obsolete. Across that 120 year span, five generations of the McEwan family were producing long nose clubs of the highest quality. see TCA2 V1 p43-48

This McEwan is the 4th club from the left in the accompanying group image.

 

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