This Sunday stick has a coppice handle, perfect for use as a putter. The handle is furnished with a silver collar with a wavy pattern and a vacant cartouche ready for engraving. The silver is hallmarked:
With a makers mark:
For the famous Birmingham-based walking stick manufacturer:
The stick is made from striped Madagascan diospyros wood with an original brass ferrule.
'Sunday sticks were manufactured because of the ban on golfing on the Sabbath, Sunday. They fashioned the canes with a golf club head as a handle and they became known as 'Sunday Clubs' or 'Sabbath sticks'. It is said that on the Sabbath a Sunday Club owner, when nobody was looking, could still enjoy a crafty putt or swing.
Length - 90cm
Diameter of the shaft under the collar - 1.7cm
Diameter of the handle outwards - 7.4cm
Weight - 273g
Very good condition with some surface use marks to the shaft varnish.
Antique Diospyros Walking Cane / Sunday Golf Stick - Hallmarked 1924 Silver