Lot # 88: 1894 Spalding Special Driver

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 8 (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

Like the Spalding driver with the baseball logo stamp, this Spalding Special driver is one of the earliest Spalding woods, and is not pictured in Jim Cooper's book, Early United States Golf Clubs by A.G. Spalding & Bros., Wright and Ditson and Bridgeport Gun Implement Co.. According to Cooper, the blocked-letter "Spalding Special" stamp, as faintly remains on this club, was used from around 1894-1896.

Three screws are used to affix the horn in place. Typically, clubmakers used wood dowels to attach the horn.  . 

The 44" original hickory shaft is also stamped "Spalding Special" up near the original sheepskin grip. The neck whipping extends a few inches up onto the shaft, likely because the shaft suffered a crack in that area. The heel on the underside of the head has been banged up a bit. Otherwise, condition is as shown in the images.

Another rare early American made club by the first company to make golf clubs in America.




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