William Mills was the most prolific designer and manufacturer of
early aluminum head golf clubs. He created The Standard Golf Company, a
division of The Atlas Works, to produce his clubs which are commonly
referred to today as "Mills" clubs.
The aluminum Mills MSD3 pitching mashie was advertised in The Standard Golf Company 1909 catalog as "a deadly weapon for long or short approach shot." Among other things, Mills sought to eliminate the use of irons, so the MSD 3 was actually to be used in the place of an iron. This MSD 3 model is characterized by its short head and deep face. It is a standard lie, with a head weight of 9 oz 8 drs, as marked on the sole. The 37" shaft is also stamped with the manufacturer's logo and has its original leather wrapped grip.