Sole Design

     The sole is not the territory of wild ideas or outlandish designs. It was usually formed by the shape given to the rest of the head. For the most part, the sole was simply the bottom of the clubčout of sight, out of mind. Nevertheless, a few clubs were designed and built with creative soles. This chapter presents convex soles, grooved soles, ridged soles, flanged soles, angle soles, and reverse soles.

  • This ridge sole brassie was patented on March 27, 1900 by James Dalgleish. Not unlike the "ginty" (a similar wood marketed in the 1970s and thereafter), Dalgleish's ridge sold brassie was designed to effectively strike a ball in a grassy or cupped lie.