Watt bulldog brassie with faceplate|
, Bridge of Weir
A very attractive, and characteristic, example of a bulldog brassie with a squat broad head, shaft the length of a brassie but the club having the loft of a spoon. It has the typical curved sole of the bulldog and has a full brass soleplate secured by six simplex screws.
The head is persimmon and has the added attraction of a white trapezoidal ivorine face plate, again secured with simplex keys, three in this case. The crown is stamped "Tom Watt" in signature below which is "Scottish Internatst 1907-08" commemorating Watt's appearance for his country against England.
A straight hickory shaft is topped with a smooth, deep burgundy leather grip which is built up into a bell end of sorts but not the tapering type characteristic of the mid-1920s, but more of a collar.
This is a very eye-catching club, of an important byway in club design, which would grace any collection.
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