From the history of golf, it was stated that this sport originated in Scotland before it became known and was played in Europe and later on, adopted by the Americans. Since Scotland is where golf originated, it is just proper that the early words used for naming the golf clubs be of Scottish origin. Old golf clubs back then were named in a simpler and shorter manner as compared to their names now which are longer in a way that is specific and was derived through its type and style. Generally, there are three types of golf clubs such as woods, putter and irons.
From the woods type of the vintage old golf clubs, there is the #1 wood called the driver. The #2 wood which is called brassiere is a brass sole plate fitted antique golf clubs and the #3 wood called Spoon, an old golf club with its name derived from the shape of its loft similar to that of a spoon’s bowl. The #3 wood called baffy is described as a small, steep and lofted wooden club with advanced lofts and shorter shafts.
Another type of the vintage golf clubs is the iron golf club. In modern century, this type of old golf clubs has hickory, heads and shafts when being used in golf club names. First from the list of iron is the driving iron or cleek old golf clubs. This type of iron club is usually narrow-bladed and light, this is suitable in playing long-shots. A cleek or mid iron is more lofted as compared to driving iron antique golf clubs. There is also the mid-mashie vintage golf clubs and the jigger or mashie iron old golf clubs, which is a little lofted than the mashie and is usually used in driving and full shots play.
A mashie is designed for backspin pitching while an iron club is lofted. Also, a spade mashie is a deep-faced and much lofted from a mashie iron club. Mashie-niblick, an iron club with loft resembling that of a mashie and a niblick, is designed for pitching. There’s also the #9 pitching mashie, the niblick or the baffing spoon which is a short, steep and lofted club designed for tight lies and keeping out the ruts. Lastly, the #10 wedge also called jigger, a type of iron club which is somewhat lofted, short-shafted and shallow-faced. It’s specifically designed for approaching.
The last type of golf club is the putter. Putter golf clubs are designed to put the ball into a hole. There are lots of types of putter namely belly, short, heel-toe long, bent, mallet, center-hosel and a lot more. Belly putters are usually 38-41” long and are normally used by positioning their grip alongside a player’s stomach and thus, the name is belly; long putters’ usual length is 39-41” and is positioned on the part same with a belly putter. Heel-toe long old golf clubs distribute their weight equally from the heal to the toe top.
Now, you already know the oldest golf clubs the world has ever known.