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Putting Cleek


Definition: A variety of cleek that was used for putting back in the olden times of golf history. Or, among historical golf clubs (wooden-shafted, pre-20th Century), the equivalent of a modern putter.

The cleek was an iron with little loft and a thin blade head that, in its most common form, was a driving iron (or similar to a modern 1-iron). There was also the "wooden cleek," similarly low-lofted and similar in use to a modern 4-wood.

The putting cleek was a variety adapted for putting.

Source: British Golf Museum

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