495
495
AN OTTO HACKBARTH BRASS HEADED PATENT FORKED HOSEL PUTTER, CIRCA 1910
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
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495
AN OTTO HACKBARTH BRASS HEADED PATENT FORKED HOSEL PUTTER, CIRCA 1910
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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AN OTTO HACKBARTH BRASS HEADED PATENT FORKED HOSEL PUTTER, CIRCA 1910

Hollow clubhead with cambered sole

Sole stamped "O.G. Hackbarth / Pat. 687539"

Two square apertures at heel and toe

Top of head mounted with distinctive fork-shaped hosel

Hickory shaft with leather grip


Professional at Westwood Country Club, St. Louis, Missouri, 20th century
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Literature

TCA 2 Vol. 1 p. 214

Catalogue Note

"Otto G. Hackbarth, professional at the Westwood Country Club, St. Louis, has invented a new putter of peculiar design with which he has been doing remarkably accurate work on the greens." (Golfers Magazine, Aug. 1910: 188).

He claimed that his center-shafted style club kept the ball online and created overspin. Hackbarth advertised his new putter for three dollars via mail order in The Golfers Magazine in 1910 & 1911 and in 1912 claimed that "prize winners" used his putter in the "National Open". This was probably an oblique reference to amateur Chick Evans, who used an aluminum Hackbarth model (see lot 493) with great success, helping him to cure his yips.

This is the only brass example known.

The Jeffery B. Ellis Antique Golf Club Collection

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