WILLIAM BURKE: A PATENTED TWO-PIECE 'ENDGRAIN' DRIVING PUTTER, CIRCA 1914

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Lot 167
WILLIAM BURKE: A PATENTED TWO-PIECE 'ENDGRAIN' DRIVING PUTTER, CIRCA 1914

Sold for £ 242 (US$ 294) inc. premium

The Sporting Sale

1 May 2019, 11:00 BST

Edinburgh

WILLIAM BURKE: A PATENTED TWO-PIECE 'ENDGRAIN' DRIVING PUTTER, CIRCA 1914
Featuring a persimmon headed the grain of which runs perpendicular to the striking face, the neck is straight grained and is held in place by a screw, has a lead back weight and vulcanite insert to leading edge of sole, the crown stamped 'Burke Endgrain', with original leather grip.

Footnotes

  • US Patent No. 1,089,900 10 March 1914: By positioning the grain of the two pieces of wood in such a way it was hoped to reduce the likelihood of splitting, cracking or fracturing of the neck.
    William Burke Newark, Ohio, USA.
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