Are you interested in antique golf clubs? Does your interest extend far beyond just collecting into actually playing with said antique golf clubs? If so, you will love Hickory golf clubs. If you do your research you will find there are quite a few different organizations that coordinate tournaments where you are required to play with Hickory golf clubs.
The reason these golf clubs are known as Hickory golf clubs is because Hickory was used to construct the shaft. This started way back in the 1800’s. At that time, the Hickory was being imported from North America. Before Hickory was used to make the shaft Ashwood was the go-to choice.
There are two main reasons people love Hickory golf clubs so much. The first one is it gives more feel to your swing. The second one is it helps you maintain the tempo of your swing. When you are trying to build a collection of Hickory golf clubs the first thing you should do is figure out what category they fall in. Do they fall into the pre-1905 category or the pre-1935 category?
If your interest is solely in antique golf clubs you can just use authorized reproductions for tournaments play. If you are a genuine enthusiast you will love the opportunity to play a Hickory golf club. After all, it is one of the most popular antique golf clubs in the world. Not only will it give you a great club feel that is similar to past players but it will also give you to the opportunity to work on your course management skills.
Truly a great experience for the avid antique golf collector. When collecting Hickory golf clubs, you should keep in mind the amount of ongoing maintenance they require. If you want them to stay in playing shape you will have to take great care of them. If you plan on doing more than just collecting Hickory golf clubs you should be prepared to spend both time and money on upkeep.
You have to remember these golf clubs are very old. Many of them will be entering the second century of service. That’s a lot of wear and tear. And while you can’t necessarily reverse that wear and tear, you can ensure the clubs stay in the best shape possible. Doing so will help extend their life even longer.
If you are serious about building a collection of Hickory golf clubs I would suggest going one of the national Golf Collectors Society shows held every year. If you miss the national show you can try to make it one of the many regional shows. At these shows, you will find an array of antique club dealers.
It is a dream for anyone who is interested in collecting golf clubs. They also swap and trade and these shows. You should consider that when looking for Hickory golf clubs. Swapping or trading something you already have been a great way to save some money. Just make sure you get there early as Hickory golf clubs are a very sought after item.