The `Rut Iron` c1830
The `Rut Iron` c1830
The `Rut Iron` c1830
The `Rut Iron` c1830

Rut Iron c1830

MCRARI
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$350.00
$350.00

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<p>An early 19th century specialist iron club<br />A trouble club, used to play the ball ‘as it lies’ from difficult spots<br />Designed to hit the ball out from ruts (track marks) left from cart wheels<br />With an early listing grip covered with Leather and fixed with whipping<br />Originals are rare and expensive collectors clubs<br />This includes a vintage presentation box for a perfect golfing gift</p>

An early 19th century specialist iron club
A trouble club, used to play the ball ‘as it lies’ from difficult spots
Designed to hit the ball out from ruts (track marks) left from cart wheels
With an early listing grip covered with Leather and fixed with whipping
Originals are rare and expensive collectors clubs
This includes a vintage presentation box for a perfect golfing gift

Playing the ball as it lies was one of the original 13 rules of golf. Early 19th century golf was played on common land where the golfer had to contend with other users, possibly playing football or archery. Wagons carrying seaweed and sand would also leave their wheel track marks, hence the track marks (ruts) from which this Rut Iron was designed to extract the ball. Irons were basically used for hitting from trouble until about 1870, and a golfer might only carry one. Around 1890 the number of irons exceeded the number of woods in a players set. The Rut Iron was the early version of the Niblick. The round sole of this club made it easier for the golfer to hit a ball from a “cuppy” lie.

This model is a right handed club only. 

All hickory clubs are packaged in a Scottish Royal Blue presentation box with traditional jute lining, including a certificate of authenticity from the St Andrews Golf Co and a Scottish wool tartan head cover.

You are given an option to add an oak wood wall mount, with or without an engraved brass plaque, for an additional fee. You can also have your name, or a special message, engraved on the shaft for an additional fee. See the product images for examples of the wall mount, brass plaque and engraved shaft.

If you decide to include a request for an engraved brass plaque please send us a jpeg image.  If you decide to include a request for an engraved shaft, please send us an email with the name or message.