Persimmon Golf acquired an interesting piece of memorabilia recently, an enlarged hickory club that was made by craftsman Joe Anderson in the early 1920’s.
The club has a solid persimmon wood head in proportion to the 9’ 6” long ebonised hickory shaft, and the original grip.
The brand regularly come across ancient hickory clubs and unusual items of golfing memorabilia that remind them of moments in history but never before had they come across one like this.
The club was made as a demonstration of his craft and it was put on display in the window of his long-established sports shop in St John Street, Perth, until the shop closed in the 1960’s.
A skilled and respected clubmaker whose clubs were in great demand far and wide, Anderson represented Scotland as both a talented sportsman and golfer.
John England, managing director of Persimmon Golf, said: “Whilst our own clubs provide the golfer with a high-performance alternative to mass-produced metal drivers and fairways woods, it is items such as the Joe Anderson display club that constantly remind us of the wonderful history and craftsmanship behind this great game. Long may it last.”
Persimmon Golf are interested in finding as much as they possibly can about this club and they would love to hear if you have a recollection or photograph of Anderson’s shop and the club.
You can contact them by phone on 01558 822552 or email: email@example.com.