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My dad gave me some hickories, anyone have information on them?


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#1 7018

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:09 AM

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It says Stewart Maiden Special and Forged in Scotland.  My dad claims these were his grandfathers clubs.  Googling didnt turn up much information but I'm hoping these arent a newer recreation.  Any info is appreciated!  Thanks!

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:15 AM

They're original not remakes.
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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:24 AM

View Postscomac2002, on 09 January 2019 - 09:15 AM, said:

They're original not remakes.
Good to hear!  Thanks.  Are they valuable?  Planning on hanging them up in my office
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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:48 AM

These are original clubs.  They were made by Tom Stewart of St. Andrews, possibly the most famous and desirable of Scottish makers for clubs of the early 1900's.  Stewart made clubs for Vardon, Ray, Ouimet, Jones, and many of the most accomplished players of the day.  This club stamped "L" indicates a ladies iron.  That really only means the head is likely a bit lighter and the shaft is slightly shorter with more flex.  What's interesting is that the club is stamped for Stewart Maiden.  Maiden was the club pro at East Lake when Bobby Jones was a kid.  If you've seen the movie "Bobby Jones, A Stroke of Genius", Maiden is the Scottish pro who sort of takes young Bobby under his wing.  While Jones claims to never have had a lesson, Maiden is widely regarded as the model for Jones' swing.  As a child he worked to emulate Maiden's movement, and Jones often admitted to imitating his Carnoustie style.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:07 PM

And now you know "The rest of the story"


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:30 PM

Great to see such a thing on the internet and to know it exists. Thanks for showing.
If this doesn't inspire you to get yourself a set of Stewarts to play,..what will, I ask?
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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:32 PM

View Postebeer, on 09 January 2019 - 11:48 AM, said:

These are original clubs.  They were made by Tom Stewart of St. Andrews, possibly the most famous and desirable of Scottish makers for clubs of the early 1900's.  Stewart made clubs for Vardon, Ray, Ouimet, Jones, and many of the most accomplished players of the day.  This club stamped "L" indicates a ladies iron.  That really only means the head is likely a bit lighter and the shaft is slightly shorter with more flex.  What's interesting is that the club is stamped for Stewart Maiden.  Maiden was the club pro at East Lake when Bobby Jones was a kid.  If you've seen the movie "Bobby Jones, A Stroke of Genius", Maiden is the Scottish pro who sort of takes young Bobby under his wing.  While Jones claims to never have had a lesson, Maiden is widely regarded as the model for Jones' swing.  As a child he worked to emulate Maiden's movement, and Jones often admitted to imitating his Carnoustie style.

A very nice family heirloom.
Wow thanks so much for the info!  Incredible
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