Lot # 160: Willie Hoare Putter, ex FX Fry—His Personal Putter

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 5 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2021",
which ran from 3/3/2021 12:00 PM to
3/20/2021 8:00 PM

From the historic Fred X Fry collection, this putter is stamped "Wilson, Wm Hoare" on its crown and "Fred X Fry" on its sole. Bearing Fry's inventory label on its black pyratone-coated steel shaft, this putter was one that Fry not only collected but also used.  Fry's inventory page for this club reads, "One of my personal putters." Judging from the amount of wear on the face, Fry used this club a lot!

Fred X. Fry, the dean of American golf club collectors, was busy building his collection forty years before the Golf Collectors Society (now The Golf Heritage Society) was formed in 1970. Collecting with great passion, Fry amassed around 450 clubs, mostly putters. He cataloged, displayed, and cherished his treasures.  A number of national magazines ran articles about his collection of putters between 1936 and 1963. For more on Fry, and to view some of the articles, Click Here.

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