Mashie – this is an old name for a golf club used for approach shots. The modern equivalent of this would be the 5- iron club . 14.
: an iron golf club with a loft between those of a mashie and a niblick . — called also number six iron.
There were clubs called mashies and niblicks (and mashie-niblicks); cleeks and jiggers; baffies and spoons, among others. Today, we call such clubs ” antique golf clubs ” or “historical golf clubs ,” or obsolete or archaic clubs . Perhaps the better name, though, would be “pre-modern clubs .”
The golf club called a ” spoon ” was the wooden-shafted club in (primarily) pre-20th Century golf history that was most equivalent to today’s fairway woods of various lofts — 3-woods, 5-woods, 7-woods. There were various types of spoons in addition to the standard or basic one.
Golf equipment is no different from furniture, rare wine and Chinese porcelain: old is often better then new—and a lot more valuable . Many clubs produced as recently as the 1950s and ’60s are considered “classics.” Some are worth $1,000 a set, and the right kind of sand wedge can bring $500 or more all by itself.
It takes a lot to bust a club, and there are plenty of people playing irons that are 10 years old . So it’s not like they’re about to disintegrate in your hands at impact. But fact is if you’re not swapping out your irons at least every five years you’re leaving a fair amount of improvement on the table.
How to Know Which Golf Club to Use
|Club||Men’s Average Distance||Women’s Average Distance|
|6-iron||150 yards||130 yards|
|7-iron||140 yards||120 yards|
|8-iron||130 yards||110 yards|
|9-iron||120 yards||100 yards|
Mid irons. The irons from 5 to 7 are typically called the “mid irons”, and are generally used from the fairway and rough for longer approach shots, between 130-210 yards depending on the club, player and course. They are also used on hillier fairways to avoid hitting a low rise, which is a risk with long irons.
Explanation: When talking golf history, the terms “mashie” and “niblick” are sure to surface. Sometimes referred to as “mashie-niblicks,” these once-popular golf clubs are today considered obsolete, archaic and antique.
According to Golf Digest, Tiger hits the driver an average of 285 yards with carry. His long irons (2- to 4-iron) range from 250 to 200 yards . His middle irons (5, 6, 7) range from 208 to 172 yards . His 8-iron travels 158 yards , and 9-iron flies 142.
Mashie – niblick : 7 Iron. Pitching niblick : 8 Iron. Niblick : 9 Iron. Jigger: Very low lofted iron, shortened shaft – similar to a modern chipper.
Jigger’s themselves are not illegal but they are considered an iron and therefore can’t have a flat on the grip so that rules out all superstroke grips and paddle grips. Also be careful when buying one as some have 2 hitting faces they are also illegal only a putter can have 2 hitting faces ie. bullseye putters.
: an iron golf club with a wide deeply slanted face used for short shots out of sand or long grass or for shots where quick loft and little roll is desired.
: an iron golf club with a rather wide blade well laid back used for medium distances and for lofting a ball (as from a close lie or from the rough)
Woods: Play club: Driver. Brassie: so called because the base-plate was of brass; equivalent to a 3 Wood . Spoon : Higher-lofted wood ; equivalent to a 5 Wood .