Early Example Willie Parks Patent Compressed Driver circa 1885 (made from compressed layers of wood) Stunning example of this classic patent club - Head is stamped to suit

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TitleEarly Example Willie Parks Patent Compressed Driver circa 1885 (made from compressed layers of wood) Stunning example of this classic patent club - Head is stamped to suit
Expires2020-01-03 18:06:00.0
Time Left-216 days 0 hours -10 mins -15 secs
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This seldom seen club features an incomplete head stamp that should read 'W. Parks Patent Compressed.' The club face is fitted with a leather face insert for protection against hard gutty golf balls. The rams horn sole insert and lead back weights are firmly in position and the grip is leather. William Park Jr was born in Musselburgh in 1864, son of the famous William Park who was the first ever Open Champion in 1860. Having served time as a professional at Ryton Golf Club in Northumberland he returned to Musselburgh in 1884 when he took over the running of his father?s club making business and soon started to become known for his new club designs. In 1885 he invented the Bulger Driver and used this club during the Open Championship that year. He won the Open in 1887 and 1889. He became known as the best clubmaker during the period 1885 to 1895 he patented a number of different clubs. He became a very large producer of clubs with factories based in Musselburgh, Manchester, Edinburgh and London.

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20.00 pygolf 2020-01-01 01:27:11.0

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