Used by
Funches, Ethel, American, 1913 - 2010
late 20th century
steel alloy, rubber, ink, paper, and adhesive
H x W x D (2015.249.4.6 Iron): 34 1/2 × 1/2 × 3 in. (87.6 × 1.3 × 7.6 cm)
A 7-iron golf club used by Ethel Funches.
The shaft is silver in color and is made out of metal. There is a red rubber grip at the top. The grip has short horizontal indented lines going around the grip in several columns. There is a thick strip of black plastic around the base of the grip. There is a logo the center of the top of the grip. There is an indented circle around it. It reads [Golf / Pride] inside the circle. There is a mostly unreadable patent number outside of the circle.
There is a grey and blue adhesive label with blue text on the shaft. It reads [TRUE TEMPER ROCKET]. There is a blue ring around the top and a blue ring around the bottom. The label is also partially torn around the edges. There is a thick black faded area at the base of the shaft.
The head of the club is made of metal. It is almost rectangular in shape but has rounded corners. There are scuffs and scratches in several different areas. The proper right side has a text which reads [PRO MAKER] in a rectangular box and [Sportsman 10-14] in a script font underneath. The underside of the head has a flat edge and some of the silver color is chipped away. The proper left side of the head has thirteen (13) engraved horizontal lines.
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
golf clubs (equipment)
sports and athletic equipment
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Grand Niece Angela Kenion-Wynn in Memory of Ethel P. Funches
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Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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