Lot # 65: Mills MSD 4 Metalwood

Starting Bid: $143.00

Bids: 9 (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 referred to today as "Mills" clubs. 

This Mills MSD 4 Model was produced in the early 1900s as a special spoon. Among other things, Mills sought to eliminate the use of irons, so the MSD 4 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" (let's make that "even more laid back than the 3 1/2!").

As is typical with Mills Clubs, the lie (standard) and head weight (9 oz 14 dr) is stamped on the sole. The 38 3/8" original shaft is stamped "Standard Golf Company" and also has its original leather-wrapped grip.

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

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