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Golf Club Maker - Thomas Carruthers 1840 - 1924

Golf Club Maker - Thomas Carruthers 1840 - 1924


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Golf Club Maker - Thomas Carruthers 1840 - 1924
222 pages
b&w illustrations
Soft cover
23 x 15 cm
0,450 kg
English

The story of an Edinburgh golf club maker, famous throughout the golfing world in his day, is told here for the first time. Thomas Carruthers lived most of his working life beside Bruntsfield Links, for long the playground of Scotland's ancient and national game, before the opening of the Braid Hills in 1889.
The invention of the through-bore short socket for metal golf clubs, patented in 1890, catapulted Thomas Carruthers into the ranks of the best makers, alongside such as Forrester, Park and Simpson. This design is regarded on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the most important golf patents of the nineteenth century. Carruthers' clubs regularly appear in the catalogues of the major auction houses and Carruthers is recognised as one of the leading makers of his era.