Hickory Golf Club Restorations
Restoration of Hickory Golf Clubs for Play
I have been renovating and restoring hickory golf clubs to a playable standard, or for display purposes, since 1998.
My services include:
* Re-gripping all types of clubs
* Re-shafting woods, irons and putters using selected hickory shafts
* Swingweighting clubs
* Adjusting loft and lie angles
* Replacing horn and lead sections
* Re-staining, varnishing and polishing
If you have any clubs of need restoration please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss the possibilities. My rates are extremely competitive and all work is undertaken in good time.
Some images showing restoration work that I've carried out.
Making museum quality replicas of the rarest golf clubs
In 2007 I decided to make a playable hickory shafted golf club in the long nose style. I took things slowly and I was thrilled with the result. Since then I have made a considerable number of clubs. Some have been shaped according to my own designs, whilst others have been copies of priceless clubs that are on display in major museums.
My speciality is recreating pre-1800 clubs. I own an extremely rare wooden head that dates from the mid-1600s, known as a Schotse Kliek (translated from Dutch it means "Scottish Club"). I have made copies of this unique head for advanced collections, in both right and left-handed variants.
A replica Schotse Kliek (original dates c1650.)
A replica Troon Club c.1660
I have made a number of copies of the Troon Clubs. These are the oldest known set of clubs and it is believed they date from the early 1700s. The originals are on display in the British Golf Museum in St.Andrews, Scotland. I'm lucky enough to say that I have handled the originals - a tremendous thrill !
Each head is stamped six times with an intricate stamp, that includes symbols of a thistle, a crown, and lettering.