1910 Emergence of golf sets and names

The hickory sticks were not given a number but a name: Longnose drivers and longnose putters, spoons, jiggers, brassies, mashies and niblicks.

It takes some practice, but it’s a special experience. In comparison with modern golf clubs: a Driver remains a driver, a Spoon is a wooden 3, a Cleek is a 1-iron, a Mid iron is a 4-iron, a Mashie is a 6-iron, a Mashie niblick is an 8-iron, a Niblick is a (pitching) wedge and a Putter remains a putter. Pretty much then.