ANTIQUE WOOD SHAFTED CLUBS.

  • Club heads may be reattached with modern glues.
  • Wood heads may have an insert installed into the club face using a technique that is in period.
  • Clubs may be re-shafted with period or new shafts.
  • Clubs may have weight added.
  • Grips original to the club may continue to be used and, in addition, grips salvaged from another original club may be reapplied for use. Also, new replacement grips replicating grips of the pre-1935 era are allowed.
    1. This guideline specifically disallows any modern “slip-on” rubber or similar type grip regardless of design of the grip surface
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    2. Temporary “wraps” – typical of tennis and hockey – are allowed. They are not considered a proper replacement for applying a new in-period” replica grip, but are allowed as a temporary aid for gripping the club. It is expected that these wraps be of a color in keeping with colors available in grips pre-1935.
  • Wood heads may have a metal faceplate (known as an “spring face”) attached over the club head’s existing club face using a material and techniques that are in period. (Note: The “spring face” was an equipment “improvement” offered by several club companies. It was first patented by Currie in 1891 and used by Spalding on its Model-R wood. By 1902, a comany sold a face repair kit with a metal faceplate and two screws.)
  • All USGA-approved golf balls.
  • All USGA-approved balls that have been “re-molded” to replicate balls and the surface patterns from the pre-1935 era. That could include bramble, square mesh, line-cut, vintage round, and others not listed.

CLUB LIMIT FOR TOURNAMENT PLAY. There will be no limit on the number of clubs a competitor may carry.

There will be prizes for best net stableford points 1-2-3 and the competition will have nearest the pin prizes on the par 3 holes. There will be a regular competition for those player who are ‘hickoryless’.

Play well!