A PUTTER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM IN YOUR BAG 

– the only club (good fortune aside) that is essential on every hole. Whatever improved performance is claimed through ‘new technology’ putting is the exception. It is all in the eye and the mind….. confidence in yourself and your putter.  Experience enhanced response and feel with a vintage hickory putter …. and no need to abandon your modern clubs to accommodate one in your bag.  At the very least, you will be holding a part of golfing tadition that will only appreciate in value.


                                                                          CLUBS FOR COLLECTORS, HICKORY PLAYERS AND ALL GOLFERS


ABOUT OUR CLUBS

We think, as most things vintage, that old putters are at their best when in as original condition as practical.
Most of our putters will date from 1890s to early 1920s, and the heads will typically be stamped with a cleek mark and other identifying detail relating to the clubmaker, supplier, professional and club.

                                                We offer a varied range of interesting and playable vintage hickory golf clubs at particularly realistic prices.

Keep scrolling down for full details!


FORGED HEADS
The early iron heads were produced by general blacksmiths, and with the growing popularity of golf in Scotland, some turned their hand to simply producing golf heads – they became known as cleekmakers. Many cleekmakers created their own cleek mark, such as a hand (George Nicoll of Leven) or a star (William Gibson, Kinghorn), and in the absence a name, these are often the only identification.  The forged head will generally include other information, such as the model name, club-maker,  and golf club at which he was based. Many of our putters originate from such famous clubs as Carnoustie, North Berwick, Prestwick and St. Andrews.


ALUMINIUM HEADS   
There were several producers of aluminium headed clubs, particularly putters, but by far the most well-known is the Standard Golf Co. of Sunderland. Founded by William Mills in the early 1890’s, the company soon received patent and were producing long-nose putters before the turn of the century. Earlier clubs were generally stamped with both the company name and Mills, although following James Braid’s many successes with the putter, an association was formed and Mills became Braid Mills. The long-nose putter was followed by a variety of models, particularly variations of the very popular mallet-style head.

HICKORY PUTTERS FOR SALE

CONDITION
All our hickory clubs are considered to be in fully playable condition, despite most being over a century old! We have retained original/early grips wherever possible, which will inevitably show signs of age-related wear, or replaced them if necessary. Heads have been cleaned as required – please refer to the images. If you have any queries relating to a particular club, kindly email us john@hickoryclubs.co.uk and we will respond.
Postage & Packing within the UK is set at £10 per order (regardless of how many clubs)


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Winton Flanged Sole Staight Blade (~1912)
Diamond cleek mark – Winton of Montrose. W. Vardon, Weybridge. Hand forged Special 45.
Original shaft – 34”.
Recent leather grip.
£45


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James Watt Round Back Gem (~1910)
James Watt, North Berwick.
Warranted hand forged/Special.
Original shaft – 33”
Good original/early leather grip.
£50


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Braid-Mills Aluminium Mallet (~1915)
Standard Golf Co. Sunderland.
Medium Lie – 10oz 4 drs.
Original shaft – 35”
Good original/early leather grip.
£45


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Willie Park Offset Wry-Neck (~1900)
William Park Jnr, Musselburgh. Patent 1894.
Smooth face -markings feint.
Original shaft - Wm Part Stamp
35”
Recent replacement leather grip.
£60


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Anderson & Sons ‘Diamond’ Wry-Neck (~1910)
Anderson & Sons, St Andrews.
Diamond back – Warranted hand forged.
Original shaft – 33”
Good original/early grip.
£50


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Forgan Round-back Gem (~1910)
R. Forgan & Sons, St Andrews.
‘Scotia’ 100 putter.
Original shaft – R. Forgan stamp – 34”
Good early replacement grip.
£50


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Mills Polished Aluminium Longnose – ‘L’ Model (~1908)
Standard Golf Co., Sunderland.
Medium lie – 9oz 8drm.
Original shaft with stymie markings – 35”
Original grip (wear)
£120


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W. Anderson Rustless Straight Blace (~1920)
Crown cleek mark – W. Anderson Special. L.
Warranted hand forged in Great Britain.
Original shaft –
33”
Good original/early leather grip.
£45


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Spalding Long Blade/Shallow Face (~1910)
Anvil cleek mark – A.G. Spalding – hand forged.
E.C. Roberts, Home Park, Surbiton.
Original shaft – 36”
Good original/early leather grip (some wear).
£50


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Braid-Mills Aluminium Mallet (~1915)
Standard Golf Co., Sunderland.
Upright lie – 9oz 14drs.
Original shaft – Auchterlonie Stamp –
33.5”
Old replacement suede grip (some wear)
£45


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A.H. Scott Concentric Back Gem (~1905)

Prince of Wales feathers cleek mark – A.H. Scott, Elie.
Smooth face – warranted hand forged.
Original shaft – A.H. Scott stamp –
34”
Original/early suede grip (some wear)
£60


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Nicoll Whippet Straight Blade (~1910)
Hand cleek mark – G. Nicholl of Leven. Prestwick – warranted hand forged.
Original shaft – 34”
New leather grip.
£50


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Tom Stewart Wry-neck (~1910)
Pipe cleek mark – Tom Stewart, St Andrews.
D. Adams, Glasgow – Accurate/arrow mark.
Original shaft – Adams stamp – 34”
Good original/early grip.
£50


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Anderson, Edinburgh – early Brass Blade (~1895)

Anderson & Sons, Princes St, Edinburgh.
Smooth face, heavy brass blade.
Original/early shaft – 32.75”
Good early replacement grip.
£85


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Simpson, Carnoustie Straight Blade (~1910)
Anchor cleek mark – R. Simpon, Carnoustie.
Warranted hand forged.
Original shaft – feint stamp – 35”
Old replacement grip.
£45


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Gibson Wry-neck (~1908)
Star cleek mark – William Gibson, Kinghorn.
James Nelson, Peebles G.C.
Original shaft –
34.25”
Older suede grip (some wear)
£50



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Mills Aluminium Longnose -'Y' Model (~1908)
Standard Golf Co, Sunderland.
Upright lie - 9oz 10drs
Original shaft - 34"

Old replacement grip.
£55


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Forgan 'The Leslie' Blade (~1920)
Flag cleek mark - Forgan, St. Andrews.
Hand Forged - made in Scotland.
Original shaft - 34.5"
Good original/early leather grip.
£50


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Braid-Mills Aluminium Mallet (~1912)
Standard Golf Co, Sunderland.
Flat lie - 10oz 7drs.
Original Shaft - 31"
Older replacement grip.
£45


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Plain Upright Brass Blade (~1912)
Polished head - no markings.
Original shaft - 36.75"
New Leather grip.
£45


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Ben Sayers Gruvsol Goose-Neck (~1925)
Robin cleek mark - Ben Sayers of North Berwick,
Rustless Gruvsol pat. 244926
Original square shaft - B. Sayers stamp - 30"
New leather grip
£55


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Imperial Golf Co.  Aluminium Mallet (~1915)
Imperial Golf Co, Sunderland, England.
Medium Lie - 10oz 0 drms.
Original shaft - 32.5"
Original/early leather grip.
£45


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Liverpool School of Golf - Offset Gem (~1910)
Stag cleek mark - St Andrews Golf Co. - Special.
The Liverpool School of Golf (BM)
Original shaft - 34.25"
New leather grip.
£50


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Braid-Mills Aluminium Mallet (~1915)
Standard Golf Co., Sunderland. (TG)
Medium lie - 10 oz 1 drs.
Original Shaft - 33"
Original/early suede grip (wear)
£45


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Smooth Face Wry-Neck (~1912)
Hand Forged - 12663
Original Shaft - 33.5"
Replacement suede grip (some wear).

£45


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Brass Wry-Neck (~1930's)
Hyphen face markings.
Sole stamped E.M.E.B.
Original shaft stamped V.C. - 34"
Recent suede grip.

£45


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New Mills Ray Model (~1914)

Standard Golf Co, Sunderland.
Registered 602510.
Flat lie - 9oz 15drs.
Original shaft - 34.5"
Fulford leather grip
£70


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Benetfinks London Wry-Neck (~1905)
Benetfinks, London
Accurate /arrow.

Original shaft -
33.5"
Later replacement grip.

£45


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Gibson Kinghorn 'Eskit' Goose-Neck (~1928)
Gibson star cleek mark.
Esket/hand forged/solid rustless.

Original Danga Wood shaft (stamped) - 34"

Original leather pistol grip.

£80


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Dot Face Wry-Neck (~1910)
Silloth Putting Green.
Hand forged/accurate putter
Original shaft - 33"
Replacement grip.
£45


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Scarce Mills early Long-nose Z Model (~1900)
Standard Golf Co., Sunderland
Medium Lie - 9oz 9drs
Original shaft (makers stamp) - 34"
Original leather grip.
£95


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Scarce Mills Long-nose Z Model (~1905)
Standard Golf Co., Sunderland.
Upright lie - 9oz. 14drs.
Early replacement coated steel shaft - 34"
Early leather grip.

£80


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J.B. Halley Putting Cleek (~1912)
Cross Swords cleek mark
Warranted hand forged/55/special.
Original shaft - 33"
Original leather grip.
£45



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Straight Swilcan Brass Head (~1920)
Line & dot face -Swilcan Special.
H. Prosser, Dinas Powis
Original shaft - 34"
New leather grip.
£45


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Offset Cross-Hatch Face (~1910)
Smooth back.
Original shaft - 34.75"
New thick leather grip.

£45


HICKORY WOODS
Currently available - please email john@hickoryclubs.co.uk for further details/images.

J. H. LEARMOUTH, LELANT
Brassie ~1912. 41.5"
Head stamp. Older leather grip.
£95

W. VARDON, WEYBRIDGE, SURREY
Driver ~1910. 41"
Triangular fibre face insert.
Head stamp. New leather grip.
£75

CANN & TAYLOR
Driver ~1920. 41"
J.H. Taylor signature - head & shaft.
Replacement suede grip.
£85

CANN & TAYLOR
Brassie ~1920. 41"
J.H. Taylor signature - head & shaft. (slight bend)
Recent leather grip
£65

JAMES BRAID
Brassie ~1920. 42.5"
Signature head stamp.
Replacement suede grip.
£95


J BRAUND, EAST HERTS
Brassie ~1920. 40.5"
Striped head. Stamp.
New leather grip
£75

A.G. MONK, EAST HERTS
Driver ~1910. 43"
Head stamp.
New leather grip.
£75

JACK RANDALL,SUNDRIDGE PARK
Brassie ~1920. 40"
Striped head - patent grand slam Gold Medal.
Head signature/shaft stamp.
Older replacement leather grip.
£90