A LEFT HANDED CHILD'S OR LIGHT SPUR TOE IRON CIRCA 1600-1690
Lot 155
A LEFT HANDED CHILD'S OR LIGHT SPUR TOE IRON CIRCA 1600-1690
US$ 75,000 - 100,000
£56,000 - 75,000

Lot Details
A LEFT HANDED CHILD'S OR LIGHT SPUR TOE IRON CIRCA 1600-1690 A LEFT HANDED CHILD'S OR LIGHT SPUR TOE IRON CIRCA 1600-1690 A LEFT HANDED CHILD'S OR LIGHT SPUR TOE IRON CIRCA 1600-1690 A LEFT HANDED CHILD'S OR LIGHT SPUR TOE IRON CIRCA 1600-1690
A LEFT HANDED CHILD'S OR LIGHT SPUR TOE IRON CIRCA 1600-1690
Featuring a large blacksmith's seam on the hosel and a square headed horse shoe nail to the hosel, replacement shaft.
Length 39 1/2 inches; face dimensions 4 1/8 x 1 3/4 inches, blade height runs from 3/4 inches at hosel to 1 3/4 inches at toe.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Letter from Gustine Ammon, who found the club head, to Roberto '...the golf club head was included in a box of rusty tools I purchased at a farm auction 20-30 years ago in Lancaster County PA...'

    Roberto: '...a superb First Generation Club...there isn't a line it just flows from the head into the hosel...'

    Literature: 'The spur toe iron head was without a shaft when Roberto discovered it. An uncommon opportunity was thus provided to examine in detail the craftsmanship, so often dismissed as primitive. A microscopic inspection of the hosel's seam detected black rust, indicating extreme age as well as the blacksmith's skill in welding the edge together to make the distinctive socket-shaped tube. Clubs so rare have frequently attracted the attention of forgers. In this case, the well-oxidised interior and seam left no doubt.' The World's Greatest Golf Collections, page 76.
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