VINTAGE HICKORY GOLF CLUB BY ROBERT CONDIE, ST ANDREWS. - For Sale
VINTAGE HICKORY GOLF CLUB BY ROBERT CONDIE, ST ANDREWS.
A smooth face mashie iron with hickory shaft and polished leather grip in good condition. The club head has the 'ROSE' cleek mark of Robert Condie, this mark was in use from 1890 until 1936. The club is also stamped with the professionals name W.H. Webb, Frinton on Sea,(William H Webb was at Frinton from 1901 to 1914).
Robert Condie (1863-1923) was one of the better known cleekmakers of St. Andrews and was known for his handmade quality, having learnt clubmaking from James Anderson of Anstruther. Condie travelled to the states in 1890's to see how the mass production of the drop forged club heads was achieved. Although impressed, his knowledge of clubmaking prompted him to continue hand forging iron heads. After the World War I the firm was known as R.Condie & Sons Ltd and was eventually taken over by Robert's son George B. Condie.
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