This club has a Smooth Face, a Wry Neck Putter. Made by Condie of St Andrews Rose Cleek Mark, and stamped HAND FORGED, Warranted, Special and signed W.T.McDonald of Sheringham Golf Club in Norfolk. McDonald was at Sheringham 1894/1907 He then became club maker for Princess Stephanie of Austria. Research tells us that Robert Condie St Andrews was one of the better cleekmaker of St Andrews who had a reputation for hand made quality, having learned the trade from James Anderson of Anstruther. Condie travelled to the United States in the 1890’s to learn of the much talked about methods which the Americans were using for drop forging heads. He was very much impressed with mass production capabilities of the modern facilities, but his experience as a fine player and his knowledge of clubmaking prompted him to continue hand forging Iron heads. The firm was operated as R.CONDIE & Sons Ltd, after World War 1 and was eventually taken over by Robert’s son, George B. Condie. Some historians feel that MacGregor imitated Condie’s “Rose” mark.
This Club is in good playable condition with a new Grip and Wax coated thread use for the whipping then finished with Shellac to protect it from any bag damage that may occur.
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