H J Marjoram, Radyr 1908-32
Length: 39,25 "
Shaftflex: not measured
Grip: Fresh black cowhide, rough side out
Restored to playable condition: Yes
From the cleek family, the Sammy is a very versatile club. It apparently maintained some level of popularity until nearly the end of the hickory era since this model club was still listed in the “Cleek” section of the 1929 Stewart Catalogue. The round concentrated back and shallow face tend to yield a higher trajectory than an equivalent iron-shaped head. The majority of these clubs seem to have been made for use in Britain. The shallow balls that were preferred there. This specialty club was designed to fulfill a better player’s shot making needs. It seems to fit between the driving iron and the mid-iron, based on the back and driving iron length. Made in the cleek head shape, the Sammy features a rounded back and driving length shaft and is capable of hitting the ball as high as the mid-iron and as long as the driving iron. The lower center of gravity in the head helps get the ball higher than an equivalent club to build a set around. The Sammy appears to fit most of the criteria for a push shot type of iron.
From the book on Thomas Stewart Jr, Golf Cleek and Iron maker, St. Andrews, Scotland by Ralph S. Livingstone III
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