Willie Park Hickory Golf Long Nose Putter c1860
Willie Park Sr. won The Open in 1860, 1863, 1866 and 1875
This putter is the model he used to win his first Open in 1860
It is a teardrop-shaped ‘long nose’ head with a single headstamp
A slightly hooked face and lead back weights flush with the head
Coated sheepskin grip wrapped with whipping and an open wooden but end
You have additional options to add a horizontal presentation mount, add an engraved brass plaque onto the mount, or have the shaft engraved with your name, number or special message.
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Maybe it came from growing up on a farm and competing with seven siblings or watching the finely dressed gents that he caddied for, or just an inescapable fire within, but Willie Park Sr. only wanted one thing - to be champion of all golfers. Born in Musselburgh in 1833, Park Sr. learned how to play golf with a "shinty" or hooked stick at nights on the course after caddying. Tall and lanky, he used it for all shots, which helped him master both a long and straight drive and an unshakeable putter. In 1854, as a brash 21-year old, Park Sr. burst onto the golf scene when he travelled to St. Andrews to challenge Allan Robertson, then thought of as the world's best golfer, to a match with a £100 purse. Robertson said that he would consider it after Park Sr. took on another pro golfer. Park then beat Tom's brother George Morris and subsequently shocked the golfing world by beating a 35-year old Tom Sr. too. Park also found time to build a club making business in Musselburgh. In 1860 Park beat Old Tom by two strokes to take the first Open Championship at Prestwick. This Putter is modelled based on the one he used to win that first Open Championship at Prestwick G. C. in 1860.
This model is a right-handed club only.