Before Clubs Had Numbers…

…they had names. While reading the golf stories of PG Wodehouse, (“He strode across the fairway then reached for his spoon…”) I reached for the list of club names and corresponding numbers that I’d found in the Everything Golf Book

Woods
#1 – Driver
#2 – Brassie
#3 – Spoon
#4 – Cleek
# 5 – Baffy

Irons
#1 – Driving Iron
#2 – Midiron
#3- Mid Mashie
#4 & #5 – Mashie
#6 – Spated Mashie
#7 – Mashie Niblick
#8 – Pitching Niblick
#9 – Niblick

Mashie Niblick indeed!