Hickory Golf Clubs & Antique Golf Balls for Players & Collectors

UK & Worldwide Shipping

 I am sometimes asked "Where do you ship products to?" . The answer is "anywhere in the world." Since 1998 these are some of the countries outside of the UK that I have shipped hickory golf clubs and antique golf balls to:

In no particular order and not a complete list:

Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, Greece, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, India, Pakistan, China, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Brasil., Argentina, Spain & Spanish Islands, Columbia, USA, Canada, Ireland, Denmark, France. 

Because shipping costs vary around the world and hickory golf clubs can vary in terms of value and size you have some choices. 


If you are in the UK, I charge a standard internal shipping cost. 

If you are outside of the UK you can either:

1) buy the product (so you know it's yours) and then contact me to arrange and pay separately for the shipping to you. 

or 2) contact me before buying so I can confirm the total cost to you including shipping ( but this risks someone else buying the product before you while I work out the total cost including shipping). 


Please note: unless agreed otherwise all goods will be shipped with a full declared value for insurance purposes. 


Please contact me if you have any questions: 


Gavin Bottrell


+44 (0)7708 661 659 (UK mobile)


 Looking to buy some Hickory Golf Clubs? 

Why is it called Hickory Golf ?

Hickory wood comes from the North American continent. In the early 1800s golf clubmakers in Scotland started using it for golf club shafts, as it has better mechanical properties than the indigenous ash wood. Up until 1929 only wood shafted clubs could be used in competitions in the United Kingdom. Within a few years metal tubular shafts meant the old hickory shaft was defunct. In the 1980s golf collectors in the USA and UK formed golf collecting societies and before long they started to wonder what playing golf was like with the clubs they'd acquired. Since then the playing of "Hickory Golf" has spread far and wide as golfers rediscover the game as it was played in times' past. To travel back in time and play golf as it was the golden era of the 1920s is a fantastic experience. Sets of the period consist of half the number of clubs compared to modern sets. This usually results in golfers taking the longer club rather than forcing a shorter one.....which, unsurprising to many, means they are normally pin high rather than short! Whilst hickory clubs are robust (after all they've survived this long) they reward players that have good rythm rather than brute strength. And with only seven clubs making up a normal set they can be carried in a slim-line bag on the shoulder with ease. 

Whether you're just dipping your toe in the waters of hickory golf, or your an experienced player, you'll find something for your bag, or collection on this site. 

Here's what makes a typical 1920s period hickory golf set. 

1. A Driver 

2. A Brassie Wood (3 or 5 wood)

3. A Mid Iron (5 iron)

4. A Mashie (7 iron).

5. A Mashie-Niblick (9 iron) 

6 A Niblick (Gap Wedge). 

7. A Putter. 

These are approximations to modern clubs are every hickory golf club is unique. Lofts and lies were adjusted by the local professional to suit their customers and golfers took pleasure in seeking out clubs with shafts that felt just right for them. In this respect modern hickory golfers will often emabark on the same quest .... and no matter whether you're seeking a single hickory club, or a fully matched set, I can help. Have a browse of my shop ... and if you need the loft or lie angle altered to suit you this can be done at no extra cost. If your stature demands that you play with longer than average clubs this can also be done for you with hickories. Whatever your hickory golf requirements please don't hesitate to give me a call or drop me an email. I look forward to hearing from you. 


Hickory Golf Life

Some things I love...

* The thrill of finding, restoring and bringing back to life an old hickory golf club. 

* Introducing people to the pleasure of hickory golf and seeing their face when they hit a good shot with an old antique golf club. 

* Seeing something to do with golf history that I've never seen before. 

Contact me if you need advice on anything related to Hickory Golf. 

Gavin Bottrell

07708 661 659 (UK mobile)