Antique Sunday Club, Golf Club Walking Stick, Scared Head

Antique Sunday Club, Golf Club Walking Stick, Scared Head

£480

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A beautiful,Splice Head Sunday Club, Walking Stick Golf Club.
A desirable walking cane with the handle in the shape of an early scare headed golf club head. The gentleman's walking stick has a wooden club head with a traditional horn slip along the leading edge of the sole, with three wooden pegs holding it in place. The head is attached to a greenheart shaft by means of a splice or scare joint. This joint is then further strengthened by whipping with a pitched thread. All beautifully hand made with original well worn brass ferrule end and fitted with lead back weight. It is a nice good quality golfing walking stick made by a skilled craftsman, possibly even a golf club maker.

The ban on golfing on the Sabbath, Sunday, had the effect of the club makers producing walking sticks for canny golfers. They fashioned the canes with a golf club head as a handle and they became known as 'Sunday Clubs' or 'Sabbath sticks'. It is said that on the Sabbath a Sunday Club owner, when nobody was looking, could still enjoy a crafty putt or swing.

Dimensions:

Height 92.5 cm / 36 12"
Width 7.5 cm / 3 14"
Depth 4 cm / 1 34"
Period

1850-1899

Year

1880's

Medium

Wood

Country

United Kingdom

Condition

Very good

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