Vintage Custom Kenneth Smith Men's 2, 3 & 5 Woods Hand Made In Usa + Headcovers
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Vintage Custom Kenneth Smith Men's 2, 3 & 5 Woods Hand Made In Usa + Headcovers:
You are looking at a beautiful set of Handmade Kenneth Smith persimmon 2, 3 & 5 woods. These are all from the same custom-made set # 205549 and engraved with the original owner’s name. I believe all the shafts are original but only one reads “REX Graphite”. Two of the grips are original, one is PING. Club headcovers are included.
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Kenneth Smith started in the world of golf in 1916, quitting his job delivering newspapers to become a caddy at Mission Hills Country Club. While still in high school, he apprenticed to the club maker at the County Club pro shop. Smith received a degree in Business Administration in 1924 from the University of Michigan. In 1928, he started his business making custom golf clubs in Kansas City. In June that year, a pro by the name of Horton Smith stopped in to the shop for a custom-fitted set of clubs. Horton Smith soon became the leading money winner on the tour and from that point on, the demand for Kenneth Smith golf clubs flourished.
In 1935, the company moved to Shawnee with seven employees. It became known for quality craftsmanship and innovative design. Kenneth Smith, with over 25 patents and innovations to his name, is credited with successfully integrating science into the art of making golf clubs. Many of his innovations, including the perforated non-slip grip, are still widely used today. Smith also developed a personalized fitting chart that stream-lined the ordering process, allowing him to conduct 85 percent of his business by mail.
Over the years Smith’s clientele included not only golf pros but also celebrities, presidents and royalty from around the world. Bob Hope, Errol Flynn, Billy Graham, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, King Leopold of Belgium and King Hassan of Morocco all used clubs from this Shawnee-based company. Despite his world-wide reputation, Smith remained a modest man, committed to quality workmanship until his death in 1977. The Kenneth Smith Golf Company continued until early 2004, when it officially closed.
Smith died in 1977 but his company has continued to operate in the same
low-key, high-quality manner he championed. Kenneth Smith clubs are played by
kings, celebrities and just average folks. Regardless of the buyer, each club
is meticulously hand-assembled to the needs of the individual, just as Kenneth
Smith had done from his early days at Mission Hills C.C.