Lot # 62: John Morris of Hoylake, Ladies Rut Niblick

Starting Bid: $75.00

Bids: 6 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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

Born in St. Andrews, John "Jack" Morris was the son of George Morris, Old Tom's older brother.  In 1869, when Royal Liverpool Golf Club (Hoylake) was formed, Jack was hired as their first professional. He remained at his post until 1929, when he retired from Hoylake. 

Jack Morris did not make all that many clubs, nothing like his famous uncle. He simply tended to the needs of the members at his club. This circa 1890s rut niblick is a fine club, with a nice small head. It's especially rare in that it was made for a lady, when there were few lady golfers, with a "L" stamped in the center of the "John Morris, Hoylake" cleekmark.  The 37" shaft is original as is the sheepskin grip. The ball in the images is shown for perspective and is not part of this lot.

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