Bobby Jones would have never won thirteen major titles, including the Grand Slam, without the tutelage of his first instructor, Stewart Maiden. Jones admitted: "The best luck I ever had in golf was when Stewart Maiden came from Carnoustie (Scotland) to be the professional at East Lake (Jones’ home course in Atlanta, Georgia)." Jones copied Maiden's unique style, a style Maiden spent years developing in his native Scotland, where he also studied club design under the expert clubsmiths of the “auld country.” The game of golf, and the equipment it is played with, would not be where it is today without the guidance of Stewart Maiden.
Our Stewart Maiden Niblick was replicated from an original club designed by Maiden for Hillerich & Bradsby (H&B, based in Louisville, KY) and will guide you to better shots around the greens. The club first appeared in the 1932 H&B product line catalog. Arriving late in the hickory era, the Stewart Maiden Niblick is a large head with a wide-flanged sole; it has a unique dot-patterned face and resembles a modern wedge with its size and playability. It has a good amount of bounce on the sole making it one of the easiest models from the Hickory Era to play from the sand.
This iron is a playable replica of the Hillerich & Bradsby Lo-Skore Niblick from the mid 1920’s. The Flanged Niblick design is much easier to hit on today’s soft courses - the flange preventing the club from digging into the turf, for a larger margin of error on the shot.