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.
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 .”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What to Do With Old Golf Clubs Donation. One way to get rid of your old clubs while helping others in the process is to donate them to an organization or business. Trade-in. Another option is to try to trade in your clubs on a new set. Selling. Of course, you can always sell your clubs individually or as a set.
According to the USGA, a golfer is allowed to have 14 clubs in his bag. This may include three woods ( driver , 3- wood and 5- wood ), eight irons , (3-9 iron and pitching wedge ), and putter . These are the standard 12 clubs in many golf bags.
: an iron golf club with a loft between those of a mashie and a niblick . — called also number six iron.
: 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)
Mashie – niblick : 7 Iron. Pitching niblick : 8 Iron. Niblick : 9 Iron. Jigger: Very low lofted iron, shortened shaft – similar to a modern chipper.
A chipper has much more than ten degrees of loft on both of its faces. Therefore it is not a legal club. Legal clubs can’t be used in tournament play, and they shouldn’t be used when recording your handicap.
Two – way chippers are illegal . The United States Golf Association, the governing body for the sport in North America, sets forth the applicable standard in Rule 4-1d. It states that a clubhead shall have “only one striking face except putters with similar faces.”
According to the USGA, chippers are legal in golf because they are classified as irons. In order to have a legal chipper in your bag, you cannot have a putter grip on the club nor have a two-way chipper . The USGA considers a “long chipper ” to be illegal , so the club has to be the length of a 7-iron to a putter .