Nicoll Precision Hickory Golf Club Set Data
The following is purely for informational data on a an actual and replica set of Nicoll Precision Hickory golf clubs. These can be used for benchmarks when restoring or collecting clubs.
Set sold on Ebay Specs (Sold by Bob G)
This listing is for a set of 9 right handed antique vintage hickory shaft irons. All were made by George Nicoll of Leven Fife Scotland from his flanged sole Precision model. Highly sought after by today’s modern day hickory golfers.
Included with their play specs are a:
#2 Iron 39″ length 25* Loft and C 4 swingweight,
#3 Iron 38 3/4″ 28* C 2,
#4 Iron 38 1/4″ 34* C 4,
#5 Mashie 37″ 36* C 8,
#6 Deep Face Mashie (this one has a lined face and the rest are dot faced) 36 1/2″ 40* C 1, a
#7 Spade Mashie 37 1/4″ 38* C 6, a
# Deep Face Mashie 35″ 40* A 7 (this one is short),
#7 Mashie Niblick 37 1/4″ 44* C 6, an
#8 Niblick 37 1/4″ 53* D 5,
# Jigger 38″ 36* D 2
# Putter 34″.
Louisville Replica Set (From Their Website)
The idea of selling a matching set of irons began in the 1920s; before that time, even though groups of four or five irons resembling each other were available, the golfer usually assembled a set of irons by selecting individual clubs based on personal preference, often from various makers.
As the 1920s continued to roar, and the game continued to grow in popularity, golf club manufactures (Spalding, MacGregor, Tom Stewart and George Nicoll to name a few) began offering six or seven irons that matched in a set. These matched sets gained momentum with golfers and golf companies alike, and eventually became the numbered sets of irons golfers utilize today.
Our matched set of Precision hickory-shafted irons is modeled from an original 7-piece set of George Nicoll irons. The set includes a Mid Iron, Mid Mashie, Mashie Iron, Mashie, Pitching Mashie, Mashie Niblick, and Niblick (see table below). The face scoring matches the Nicoll set with dot punches giving the irons the authentic look and playability you expect from Louisville Golf. The irons come with a solid hickory shaft turned in Louisville, KY to our exacting specifications. Each shaft is graded and inspected; only the best shafts make it to this set.
#2 – Mid Iron – Loft: 24° loft, Lie: 59.5° lie, Bounce: 2*, Length: 38.75”
#3 – Mid Mashie – Loft: 28°, Lie: 60°, Bounce: 3*, Length: 38.25”
#4 – Mashie Iron– Loft: 32°, Lie: 60.5°, Bounce: 4*, Length: 37.75”
#5 – Mashie – Loft: 36°, Lie: 61°, Bounce: 5*, Length: 37.25”
#6 – Pitching Mashie – Loft: 40°, Lie: 61.5°, Bounce: 6*, Length: 36.75”
#7 – Mashie Niblick– Loft: 44°, Lie: 62°, Bounce: 7*, Length: 36.25”
#8 – Niblick – Loft: 48°, Lie: 63°, Bounce: 8*, Length: 36″
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