Golf memorabilia


2015-06-26 11:00:36


Items of golf memorabilia are objects connected with the game of golf, particularly those associated with a famous event or player. They can also include antique items that are most notable for their age, as opposed to their story.

The game of golf has a considerable history, dating back to fourteenth century Scotland, and employs a fair assortment of equipment, making it far more conducive to varied and enjoyable collecting than many sports.

Collecting areas

Collectors looking to focus on a particular area of golf have a range of options to choose from. These include:

• Antique golf clubs
• Antique golf balls
• Signed golf balls
• Signed photographs by famous players
• Golfing posters
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Golf clubs

One of the most popular forms of collecting is antique golf clubs. Eighteenth and early nineteenth century clubs are especially sought after and can exchange hands for serious sums. Hickory-shafted clubs are widely regarded as the most collectible clubs.

Some collectors have gravitated towards collecting clubs with interesting face patterns or specialising in left-handed specimens.

Notable golf ball sale

In 2004, Jamie Ortiz-Patiños, the owner of the Valderrama golf course in Spain, bought a 200-year-old ball made by Scottish manufacturer Wil Robertson for £24,000 at auction.

Tournament memorabilia

Augusta Masters Golf tournament

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