Category: Tom Stewart Hickory Golf Clubs
Tom Stewart learned his trade as a blacksmith with his father in Carnoustie where cleeks were sometimes made (George Morris, older brother of Tom, was a client of renown). Stewart went on to work in St Andrews with the well-known clubmaker Robert White in 1890. Three years later he started his own business, using the famous pipe-brand cleekmark previously used by his father in Carnoustie..
Players who used Tom Stewart Clubs
Born in 1902, Bobby Jones is known throughout the golfing world as the only player to have ever won the pre - Masters 'Grand Slam' of golf in 1930, winning both the US and Amateur Championships and the US and Open Championships in the space of five months that year. After completing the 'Slam', he retired from competitive play aged 28 but continued in the game as a leading instructor, equipment and golf course designer. He co-designed Augusta National with Dr Alister MacKenzie, with the new club opening in 1933 - the inaugural staging of The Masters, a tournament Jones was instrumental in in developing, took place the following year. In tribute the wonderful achievement of Bobby Jones, St Andrews Golf Company reproduces an exact replica set of the clubs supplied to the legend during his 1930 “Grand Slam” year.
Known by many as the 'Father of Amateur Golf', Ouimet was born to Mary Ellen Burke and Arthur Ouimet in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 8th, 1893. Ouimet's interest in golf came at an early age and he started caddying at The Country Club of Brookline at the age of 11. The interest quickly turned into love and his dedication quickly saw him become the best high school golfer in the state. In 1913, aged 20, he won the first of his 6 Massachusetts Amateur State tournaments, but it was a win later that year that firmly cemented his place in golfing history. The US Open of 1913 saw the amateur Ouimet going head to head with the golfing greats of Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in an 18 hole play-off that followed regulation play. Ouimet, with 10 year old Eddie Lowery on the bag, defied the odds and won the play-off and championship by an incredible 5 strokes from Vardon and 6 from Rey. He remained an amateur and played many close matches against Bobby Jones over the years and was an important mentor in the development of a certain Gene Sarazen. In 1951, he became the first non-Briton elected Captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and in 1955 was the first-ever winner of the Bob Jones Award, the highest honour given by the USGA, in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf.
A native of Jersey in the Channel Islands, Harry Vardon was a bit of a latecomer to the game but demonstrated a natural aptitude for the game during his time as caddie in his teens. His game quickly blossomed and within a few years he became golf's first superstar since the days of Young Tom Morris. In 1896, Vardon won the first of his 6 Open Championships. Vardon had great rivalries with James Braid and J.H. Taylor, who each won five Open Championships; together the three formed the 'Great Triumvirate', and dominated global golf from the mid-1890s to the mid-1910s. On his passing in 1937, the PGA of America created the Vardon Trophy, now awarded annually to the player on the PGA Tour with the year's lowest adjusted scoring average. The PGA of Great Britain and Ireland also created the Harry Vardon Trophy which now serves as the award for the winner of the European Tour's Race to Dubai.