NEW ARRIVALS AT BETTY ANN'S ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES-VINTAGE GOLF CLUBS We have just listed VINTAGE GOLF CLUBS from the 1920-1930s made by the THOMAS E. WILSON COMPANY and GOLF CLUBS MARKED AVON - CINCINNATI.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - We have just listed VINTAGE GOLF CLUBS from the 1920-1930s made by the THOMAS E. WILSON COMPANY and GOLF CLUBS MARKED AVON - CINCINNATI.
Golf Club and Golf Memorabilia Collecting can become a wonderfull pass time for those that love the game of golf. For those that play the game or attempted to play the gam each of us surely admires the greats like Jack Nickolaus, Arnold Palmer, and Tiger Woods and the list goes on and on. But have you thought about just how old the game of golf actually is? There is just oodles of memorabilia for the collector so much that you probably should just pick a time frame in which you would like to collect to save your pocket book from collapsing!
The THOMAS E. WILSON GOLF CLUBS that we are offering at this time are MEDALIST/SIGNATURE CLUBS ENDORSED by JOCK HUTCHISON. The clubs that we have available in this model are a: a PUTTER (face marking-dot & hyphen) , MASHIE (face marking-aim-rite), and a NIBLICK (face marking-dot & hypen).
A bit of information about the WILSON GOLF CLUBS provided by one of our resources (Antique Golf Collectibles-3rd edition):
In the early 1920's Wilson introduced its Aim Rite symbol, which would appear on many clubs through the decade. In one of these similar designs, it was commonly placed on the face of the club at the sweet spot. Alternately, a mark of concentric circles was found at the sweet spot. Both of these marks were registered as trademarks and they also served to help golfers align the club face with the ball, usefull since the vast majority of Aim Rite clubs were sold through stores to economy-minded customers. But the golf market in the 1920s wa booming just as the stock market was, and lower-end merchandise was selling very well to the new golfers learning the sport.
One group of very collectible face markings is the deep groove type one of which is called the DOT & HYPEN PATTERN. These clubs were designed to create an extra amount of backspin to enable the golfer to better contraol his approach shots. These clubs first appeared in 1914 and Jock Hutchison won the 1921 British Open with them. Soon thereafter they were outlawed by the governing boddies of the game and by 1925 they were no longer manufactured. Other irons were made with either concave or convex faces, the most notable being the Walter Hagen concave sand wedge. Eventually these clubs were also ruled illegal by the governing bodies.
The GOLF CLUBS that we have that are marked AVON - CINCINNATI are CHROMIUM. They carry a mark (4 leaf clover within an oval) that is similar to that of MACGREGOR but we have not found any information about these clubs in any of our resources or the internet. The clubs that we have availble in this model are: a PUTTER, a MID-IRON (2), a MASHIE, a NIBLICK and a DRIVER. We are hoping that someone reads our article