Long nose woods were longer and slimmer than modern woods and suitable for playing the lighter feathery balls. Stamped on the head of this wood is the maker's name: Morris.
Tom Morris, later known as Old Tom, was one of the great pioneers of modern golf and an early golf professional at St Andrews and Prestwick golf courses. Initially apprenticed to Allan Robertson making feathery balls, he became a club maker, player, instructor, greenkeeper and golf course designer. He won four British Opens, as did his son Young Tom.