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Vintage Set Of Hickory Shafted Golf Clubs, Tom Stewart, St. Andrews
A good set of five matched hickory shafted golf clubs. The set comprises of a Brassie, No. 3 Iron, Mashie, Niblick and a Blade Putter. Each iron club head is with the 'PIPE' cleek mark of Tom Stewart with the phrase 'T.S.St.A.REG.TRADEMARK', the putter just with the cleek mark. The 'pipe' mark on its own was in use from 1893 to 1905, it was from 1905 and onwards that the phrase was added. The Brassie is stamped 'W.H. Davies, Wallasey'. All clubs are finished with new thick suede grips. The shafts of three of the clubs have been repaired and strengthened with whipping. The club heads with a mixture of smooth, dot and line face markings.
This set would be great for playing hickory golf with. The best balls for hickory play are low compression balls that will give at impact, such as ladies balls or soft feel balls.
Tom learnt some of his club making art from his father who was a carpenter and occasional club maker. He served his apprenticeship with one of St. Andrews most prolific iron club makers, Robert White.
In his early days one of his best customers was the shop of Tom Morris, Old Tom even played with irons made by Stewart. Other well-known customers were the McEwans in Musselburgh as well as D. & W. Auchterlonie and Robert Forgan in St. Andrews.