Lot # 53: Mills MSD 3 1/2 Metalwood

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 5 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2023",
which ran from 4/5/2023 12:00 PM to
4/22/2023 8:00 PM

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.

This Mills MSD 3 1/2 Model was produced in the early 1900s as special spoon. Among other things, Mills sought to eliminate the use of irons, so the MSD 3 1/2 was actually to be used in the place of an iron. The Standard Golf Company's 1909 catalog recommended this club "for players who prefer a club more laid back." 

As is typical with Mills clubs, the lie (standard) and head weight is stamped on the sole. The 38 1/4" original shaft also has its original leather-wrapped grip.

For more on Mills clubs see TCA2 v1 p338-341.

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