This club is of a Robert Forgan. &Son socket head and finished in a Rosewood stain, across the crown is wrote Robert Forgan. &Son St Andrews. It has his Crown stamp which he was allowed to use. It is also stamped for Retailer Mitchell’s of Manchester also stamped (L). with a Full Wrap around Brass sole plate which is fixed with 6 Steel screws, the face lines have been re-cut, Ivory face insert held in position with 9 wooden pegs, the lead back weight is firmly in position and the shaft is stamped Mitchell’s Manchester. Research tells us that Robert. Forgan & Sons St. Andrews. Forgan became club maker to HRH the Prince of Wales in 1863 and used the prince’s plume of three feathers as his mark. He was primarily a wooden clubmaker and is thought to have assembled and sold iron club as early as the 1860’s. Forgan’s used “King’s Crown” mark when the prince became King Edward. A son, Thomas (1853-1906), took over the firm after his father’s death in 1900. This Club is in good playable condition with the original 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; it/they may arrive with a Tarnish Guard to protect it from the damp air which will allow it to rust, and should be replaced after cleaning.
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