Anderson and Blyth brassie|
Anderson and Blyth
, St Andrews
A fine persimmon brassie from a firm of excellent clubmakers in St Andrews whose business did not survive the First World War.
Still using the traditional ram’s horn slip the club is also protected by a full brass soleplate secured by six screws. The head is clearly stamped “Anderson & Blyth” with some flakes of the original golf paint still visible (adding new paint seemed a restoration too far for this club).
There is a shaft stamp of “Anderson & Blyth St Andrews Special” on the straight hickory shaft. The black leather grip has holes punched in it. This was a style typical of 1930s grips but I am inclined to say it is original as I recently found examples of early “aerated”, non-slip grips.. The holes in this are far fewer than in the 1930s style and there is no evidence of another grip having been previously fitted.
A very good example of the clubmaker’s art at the beginning of the twentieth century.
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