This club is Left Handed Scared Head hand made club Driver and finished in a Rosewood stain, across the crown is wrote A.N.WEIR, the Lead back weight is securely in position, the face lines have been re-cut and it has Rams Horn insert on the leading edge held in position with 3 wooden pegs, on the Shaft is stamped Alex N Weir Maker Cruden Bay. Research tells us that A.N.Weir, Born Arbroath 1874 Cruden Bay 1902/1906 Turnberry 1906/1911. Book states Noted for Bent Neck Drivers. A N Weir Arbroath/Cruden Bay.
Alexander Neish Weir was born in Dunnichen by Forfar in Angus in 1871 and learned his trade locally with Simpson of Carnoustie and James Winton of Montrose. He became the first clubmaker at Elliot Golf Course in Arbroath in 1898 before the links had been secured, in perpetuity, for the people of the burgh.
He moved to Cruden Bay where he was professional from 1900 to 1905 and to Turnberry where he served from 1906. He died on 31 December 1910, sadly by his own hand, leaving a wife and three children.
He played in the Open Championships of 1903, 1905 and 1910.
He registered a non-slicing driver and brassie in 1907 and was awarded a diploma for this at the first golf exhibition at Deal. This Club is in good playable condition with a period Grip and Wax coated thread use for the whipping then finished with Shellac to protect it from any bag damage that may occur. Please note: All our Clubs have been fully restored by a professional restorer of Hickory Golf Clubs;
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