Unusual 4th Mashie with more loft than a standard mashie
Length: 36.5 "
Shaftflex: not measured
Grip: Fresh black cowhide rough side out
Restored to playable condition: Yes
MASHIES 1 TO 6
The 1 - through 4-mashies could have been produced for four - mashie, sets, or to provide a player with a second or third mashie. The mashie 5 and 6 were produced for eight - and nine-club numbered sets starting in the mid 1920s. It can be fairly concluded that numbers below the club name indicate it was part of a full set.
First appearing in the late 1800s, the mashie helped facilitate the iron club revolution.
It’s head shape is shorter and deeper than a cleek or iron heads and has more taper from heel to toe, giving it a hatchet-like shape. The mashie was highly valued for approaching shots, from it’s maximum full swing distance, down to the shortest pitch shots. A number of notable players would carry two mashies in their bags. A second mashie could offer the player a different playing characteristic, either filling a gap in loft progression of the set or providing a different trajectory or shot profile.
MASHIE - LOFTER STYLE
The lofter-style mashie is a versatile club. It would not be surprising to find players used this club in place of a spade mashie. The low weighting would give a higher trajectory that many players would find desirable. Such clubs would be excellent for chipping and short pitches.
From the book on Thomas Stewart Jr, Golf Cleek and Iron maker, St. Andrews, Scotland by Ralph S. Livingstone III
Category Collectors items
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