RCW: A Look Back 3.23

33671Kansas first fielded a men’s golf team in the spring of 1935.  As this year’s team begins competition, let’s take A Look Back at an artifact on exhibit in the Booth Family Hall of Athletics. 
This “Denny Shute Medalist” golf iron is displayed in the 1930-39 Story of Sport exhibit.  It is a 7-iron/Mashie-Niblick club.  The shaft is covered by a thin wood veneer, wrapped with leather at the top for the grip.  A “Mashie-Niblick” has a loft of about 41 degrees, which used to be considered a 7-iron; a modern comparison would be the 9-iron.