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I have something that I want to show everyone. These have been in my posessuon for about 5 or 6 years now and every now and again I get them out of their bag and admire these. I dont have much backstory on these except they supposedly belonged to my grandfather's uncle. I never got a chance to golf with my grandfather but really wish I had. I took interest in golf just after he had passed. There's a variety if very old clubs here, and look to span across a couple of generations of golf, dating back to sometime around the 20's. Here's a handful of pics I took while I had them out, something I wish I had done a while ago.

 

Maybe someone has much more historical knowledge than I do. Just wanted to share these because I think they're way too cool to not, especially around here. 20190423_204232.jpeg20190423_204129.jpeg20190423_204332.jpeg20190423_204445.jpeg20190423_204504.jpeg20190423_204513.jpeg20190423_204522.jpeg20190423_204409.jpeg20190423_204551.jpeg20190423_204605.jpeg20190423_204613.jpeg20190423_204630.jpeg20190423_204559.jpeg20190423_205120.jpeg

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I love this, great post.

There were no golfers in my family when I was growing up, when I was about 13 (1974) I showed an interest in the game and my dad got me a new Dunlop 7i, junior putter and bag. My mum managed to get some old clubs from friends which were very similar to the ones shown. I had a Mashie Niblick and a 3w with the head held on by insulating tape. The head came off the 3w on a regular basis.

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If anyone has any tips to help care for these or help preserve them I'm all ears. The oldest of them are in the picture on a rack I made. There is no covering to that case. I'm thinking about putting a plexiglass cover on it. The driver on the top of the rack is made from one single piece of wood. The heads on the other three have a nice dark rust on them. I'm not sure I would dare try to restore the heads on them.

And the bag. The bag is extremely brittle. The slightest pressure from hands picking it up cracks the material.

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They look like my first set of clubs. No joking, my first set of clubs were my Grandfathers old clubs that had hickory shafts and a canvass bag. Sad to say, the only club left is the putter, which hangs on a wall in my home office along with my honorable discharge and college diploma.

When; I was 8 my Grandfather wrapped my hand around the grip of his BagBoy pull cart and that began my lifelong love of golf.


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That’s a nice set of clubs.  The family history is awesome!  I’m glad you are displaying them.  I have 14 super game improvements irons and I struggle to hit good shots.  Then I see old clubs like those and think of the learning curve when they wer in use.  Incredible!  Thanks for sharing.

 

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That is so so cool. Just amazing! My grandfather is who took me to play golf the first time - I remember he had the Pod driver - a classic of a different kind haha.

Thanks for sharing - I have a few old clubs that mean a lot to me and I really enjoy seeing and hearing the stories of others.


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Awesome! Thank you for sharing with us. Definitely a few different years represented there, and all really cool. I love that brassie with the sole plate wrapping around onto the face. The fact that it has all the cross-hatching pattern on the wood and the brass looks really great.

I’d work some wood conditioner or lemon oil onto the clubs as they are pretty dried out, you can see them splitting on the sole where the shaft ends. Getting some moisture back into the wood will keep them from splitting further and will also make them look nicer for presentation.

As for displaying them, nice job on the display rack, I’d show them just like that, without glass covering them. It allows you or others to pick up and really experience the feel of the old clubs, which is an major part of overall experience.

You could also get these back into playing condition l though that would take much more work but certainly doable.


Really cool collection that I’m sure you are proud to own.


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