golf clubs were produced for a very brief period of time in the mid to
late 1890s, and had completely fizzled out by 1904. Though a few
manufacturers tried their hands at one-piece clubs, the most collectible
examples are those marked either “Dunn” or “The Spalding”.
here is a fine example of “The Spalding” one-piece driver. One-piece
clubs are naturally condition sensitive. The club is in very good condition, with a beautiful leather insert on its face. “The
Spalding” is easily readable on the top of the head. The shaft is also stamped "The Spalding." 43". Missing whipping with replacement grip.
only is this one-piece The Spalding club in excellent condition, it is
exceptionally rare. “Spalding listed one-piece clubs only in their 1898
catalog.” Clubmaker’s Art (Second Edition) by Jeffery Ellis, page 172.