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.