Born in 1892 in Rochester, New York, Walter Hagen is one of golf’s legendary players. Nicknamed “The Haig”, Hagen racked up 44 Tour Victories in his career, including 11 Major championships. Hagen began making clubs in earnest in 1925 out of Longwood, Florida, but the Florida humidity made production of hickory sticks very difficult (the heads would often come off once the clubs dried out). Walter Hagen Golf Company relocated to Detroit, Michigan in 1927. As the company established itself and began to experience success with newly introduced steel shafts, World War II put a damper on production. Dick's Sporting Goods purchased the company and now sells Walter Hagen golf clubs.
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