Offered is an Antique Scarce Antique Belfast THE VICTORY hickory wood shaft Ladies golf club .
This 35.5 inch club has its original smooth, mildly worn leather grip and hickory wood shaft. The shaft is solid, undamaged with an early finish that has unobtrusive wear and a warm, aged patina. The club face shows honorable wear commensurate with an antique club and a square dot manufacture pattern.
The back of the club sports various stamp marks including in script "THE VICTORY". Also noted is the following stamping: Special, Warranted, HAND FORGED, and the word "IRON". Plus, in a circular stamp is the following - "THE ATHLETIC STORES LTD BELFAST". The letter "L" is stamped to indicate it is a ladies club.
THE ATHLETIC STORES building was built in 1896 in BELFAST and was used as a sports store in Northern Ireland and years later converted into a warehouse.
The club dates to the 1905 - 1925 era based on the crimped hosel design, stamped square dot pattern and similar style clubs of the era.