Stockings Protect Golf Clubs (Mar, 1932)

Stockings Protect Golf Clubs

A DISABLED ex-service man at the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Eastbourne, England, has created the latest in head coverings for golf clubs. They are knitted woolen stockings, with the customary tassel and are especially serviceable for warding off rust attacks. The covers are made by veterans of the home.

7 comments
  1. Hirudinea says: November 18, 20111:21 pm

    You think that they’ed have a better pension plan than a ball of yarn for thses guys.

  2. Toronto says: November 18, 20118:41 pm

    Oh, I don’t know. A yarn pension might make for fringe benefits.

  3. Charlene says: November 19, 201112:45 pm

    Knitting was actually part of these guys’ physical therapy.

    Although I’m guessing that even back then there were people who would tell knitters, “You should sell what you knit!” as if somehow knitting had no value unless the finished items were sold. Then they’d look at something that cost $30 in yarn and took 100 hours to knit and suggest that the knitter could get $25 for it if they really triiiied, since it was “almost” as nice as the ugly machine-made scratchy acrylic crap from China that’s sold at Wal-Mart. All the while sneering contemptuously at the knitter for having an “unacceptable” hobby.

    Um, not that it’s ever happened to me or anything…

  4. Toronto says: November 19, 20112:58 pm

    I hear ya, Charlene.

  5. Hirudinea says: November 19, 20116:32 pm

    @ Charlene – Wooooh there Mme. Defarge, I’m sure everyone respects your kniting.

  6. CG says: November 20, 20118:27 pm

    Men with stockings! Loud and proud!

  7. knitnerd says: November 21, 20118:20 am

    Interesting. Club head covers have been around for a long time, but I always assumed that they were there to prevent damage by cushioning the clubs as they jostle around. But in the pre-plating days, a lanolin-rich unscoured yarn would indeed provide protection from rust.

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