On View
Sports Gallery
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Used by
Funches, Ethel, American, 1913 - 2010
late 20th century
steel alloy, rubber, and ink
H x W x D (2015.249.4.7 Wedge): 35 1/2 × 1 1/4 × 3 1/2 in. (90.2 × 3.2 × 8.9 cm)
A wedge golf club used by Ethel Funches.
The shaft is silver in color and is made out of metal. There is a black rubber grip at the top. The grip has short grey diagonal lines going in both directions all around it. In the center there is a line drawing of an arrow-like shape. There is text going vertically down both sides of the arrow. On the proper right side of the arrow it reads [GRIP RITE] and on the proper left side it reads [SWING RITE]. There is a hole in the center of the top of the grip. There is a grey indented circle around it. It reads [GOLF PRIDE] above the circle and [MADE IN USA] below the circle. It reads [VICTORY] in an arc inside the circle with a small star.
There are some scuffs in several areas on the shaft of the club. There are two blue stripes around the base of the shaft with a thick black area underneath.
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 [Power Bilt] with a lightning bolt. The text is raised inside of a hollow, textured area. The word [STAINLESS] is engraved vertically up the top of the head. The proper left side is flat, since it is a right-handed club. There is an engraved “SW” and the word “Countess” is also engraved.
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
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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