Tom Stewart Ben Sayers "Benny", approx 1915
Length: 35,75 "
Shaftflex: Not measured
Grip: Fresh black cowhide rough side out
Restored to playable condition: Yes
The Benny is a type of mashie niblick that was developed by and named after Ben Sayers of North Berwick, Scotland. It features a distinctive head shape that is similar instyle to a mashie, but has a loft that is closer to a spade mashie. The Benny can be used as an alternative to the spade mashie, filling a gap in club spacing. The Benny’s moderate head size also make it easier to hit than the spade mashie. A scarce club, it is well worth finding for a play set. Ben authorized to sell these clubs as no other names have been seen on Benny examples. It is not known what the “Y” stamp on the toe represents even though it is present on all known Bennys. Since the young Benny exists, which has significant differences from the Benny, it becomes obvious it didn’t mean “Young” - which had been a consideration.
From the book on Thomas Stewart Jr, Golf Cleek and Iron maker, St. Andrews, Scotland by Ralph S. Livingstone II
Category Collectors items
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