Tom Stewart Rare Mashie Iron, Turnberry
SEK 3,999.00 incl. tax*
Length: 38 "
Shaftflex: not measured
Grip: Fresh black cowhide rough side out
Restored to playable condition: Yes
The mashie iron was a mashie-headed option to the mid-iron, which featured a shorter blade and a deeper face. The origin of the club dates around 1898, when JH Taylor began using the club as an alternative to the iron. The smaller headed mashie iron was easier for the average golfer to use and was easier for "picking" the ball off the faiway. There is a considerable variety of lengeth and loft combinations for mashie irons. In some of the 9- and 10-club sets, the mashie iron is added as a utility club that is rarely numbered. Their performance typically fits between the 2- and 3-irons. A favourite club os Bobby Jones, a mashie iron was used to hit his first "greatest shot" - from the fairway bunker of the 17th hole during the 1926 Open Championship at Royal Lytham. that Mashie Iron hangs in the club's dining room to this day. In one of the films he made after his retirement , Jones demonstrated the advantages os chipping with this club.
"The deep, short
blade with a slightly rounded sole helps get the ball away from a cuppy
lie. A powerful favourite with the hard hitter."
1929 Stewart Catalogue description
From the book on Thomas Stewart Jr, Golf Cleek and Iron maker, St. Andrews, Scotland by Ralph S. Livingstone III
* Based on residence in Sweden. Tax rates for other countries will be calculated at the checkout. Price exclusive of tax: SEK 3,199.20.