For sale is a vintage WILSON GOLF CHROMIUM PUTTER RELATED MODEL 72. This chromium head putter has a metal shaft, a leather grip, and is in excellent condition. Club measures about 34 inches in length. This club probably dates tom the 1930s. Buy this club and then watch Ted Knight in Caddyshack sink the clutch Billy, Billy, Billy putt. A great sports collectible that will display well.
In 1914, the Wilson Staff golf department came into existence after the emergence of Walter Hagen as a major sporting personality in the United States. After his U.S. Open win, a need for a major golfing brand was inherent in the U.S. market. The Wilson company filled this need their golf club manufacturing efforts tried to incorporate the assembly line techniques innovated by Henry Ford. The company first began making golf clubs as the Thomas E. Wilson Sporting Company.
In the mid-20th century, golf associations allowed the use golf clubs with steel shafts used in tournaments. The golf shafts in the 17th and 18th centuries were not yet made of hickory, but rather from ash and hazel or whatever hardwood was available locally including wood from trees such as danga wood, ironheart, purpleheart, greenheart, bloomahoo and bulletwood. By the early 1890’s, hickory was the primary wood used in golf shafts. In 1931, Billy Burke won the US Open and was the first golfer to win using steel shaft clubs.