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Mashie Golf Club by Gibson of Kinghorn.
A good Mashie iron made by Gibson of Kinghorn, Scotland. The head and original hickory shaft stamped with Gibson's 'Star' cleek mark. The club head also stamped 'Mashie, Warranted Hand Forged, Made In Scotland, Special and with Arthur Hallam signature'. The mashie has a polished leather grip, dot punched face markings and an approximate 37° loft.
Gibson's 'OUTLINE STAR' cleek mark was registered in 1906, although it had been used since Gibson began his business in the 1890's and was replaced with the 'DEEP STRUCK STAR' in the 1930's. The company made many 'signature' clubs.
A great mashie iron in good original condition and very usable for modern hickory play, the best balls for hickory play are low compression balls that will give at impact, such as ladies balls or soft feel balls.
Arthur Hallam was professional at the Fairhaven Golf Club from around 1911.