Antique Wood Shaft Putters


VICHAND SPECIAL

This centershafted putter has a hollow cast iron head.  the shaft is also marked "Six Inch Stymie Measure" and has corresponding marks. Early 20th Century.   $295
 

CRAFTSMAN, BENCH MADE, MACGREGOR

Unusual brass blade putter has a square hosel that measures 6 1/2" long!  Original square shaft and grip.    $265
 

LEDTOP BALANCED PUTTER, STAINLESS, PAT APPLD FOR

Top of the shaft, under grip, is filled with leadóacts as a counterbalance.  TCA p. 535 $195
 

BLACK MAGIC, R. FORGAN, ST. ANDREWS

The head  is made from vulcanite—a material similar to that used in the making of bowling balls!  Square grip. Inlaid brass soleplate.  $365
 

W. HEWITT, LongNose Putter

This circa 1880 long nose putter is unmarked except for the shaft which is stamped “W. Hewitt.”  It has a nice head shape and original sheepskin grip.  A good long nose example at a great price! $1300
 

PERWHIT PUTTER, PATENT 

The head is crescent shaped in cross section.  Hence, the face has a large curve, top to bottom.  Patented in the UK in 1926. This example is formerly part of the Fred Frey collection and is in  clean  original condition. the picture shown is not this actual putter, but is not much different.  TCA p. 252 $875
 

BUSSEY & CO., LONDON, STEEL SOCKET

The head is made from two pieces of metal: a steel hosel that sockets into a gunmetal blade. Grip is sewn, not wrapped, sheepskin. Covered under George Bussey's 1890 British patent.  TCA p. 351 $525
 

WILSON CONCAVE FACE

The face on this putter is curved heel to toe similar to the face of the Forgan MaxMo putter below but is harder to find.  Weights in the toe and heel of the sole, underneath 2 brass plates. Made in the US in 1933.   $475
 

MAXMO PUTTER, R. FORGAN, ST. ANDREWS, PAT. APPLD FOR

Face is curved, heel to toe, with weights placed under aluminum plates behind the heel and toe.  Patented in 1929 by Norman Main. He thought that such features would redirect mis-hit putts back towards the toe with the correct speed.   TCA p. 257      $385
 

GENE SARAZEN, BURKE, MONEL METAL, PUTTER

The hosel on this putter measures 6" in length and is much thinner than normal.   $275
 

THE RODWELL NEW STANDARD PUTTER 2081

This attractive aluminum mallet putter has a raised half-circle alignment guide atop the head.  1920 Patented by Charles Rodwell. TCA p. 439 $335
 

Unknown Maker

Top to bottom, this aluminum putter has a triangular shape.  The sole is inlaid with lead in corresponding triangular  shape.  I've never seen another!   $285
 

CAFFERTY'S "TOP SPIN" RUSTLESS PUTTER, P. CAFFERTY, BARNTON, MADE IN SCOTLAND

A thick blade putter with a small amount of negative loft, to impart "top spin" to the ball.  Alignment line. Square shaft. $115.