Additional Head Shapes

     The unusual looking clubs documented in this chapter do not fit into any of the earlier chapters. Many of these clubs deal specifically with weight or balance in their clubhead design, but many others deal with additional features such as decreased wind resistance or a unique shape. Concentric, elliptical, shinty, square nose, ball-shaped, and streamlined clubheads are presented. So, too, are clubheads with weighted backs, flange backs, flange faces, and forward faces.

  • This circa 1890s driver has a huge amount of face progression. Made by D.Y. Preston of St. Andrews, this club was highly impractical. Yet, it is from such individual creativity and willingness to challenge tradition that many innovations came into the world of golf.