Lot # 53: c. 1885 Tom Morris Putter

Starting Bid: $750.00

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

Tom Morris is well known as the Grand Old Man of Golf. When he died in 1908, Morris was more than a 4-time British Open champ. He was a living legend. Today, his legacy continues unabated.  As a clubmaker, this putter shows, once again, the Morris was a master at his craft.  

Dating to the mid-to-late 1880s, this club not only appears to be unused, it has elegant head shape that looks far more like it was made in the 1850s than the 1880s. The head measures 5 3/8" long, 2 1/8" wide, and 1 1/8" in face depth. Such graceful lines on a broad head really set this club apart.

The 34" shaft is stamped "T. Morris, St. Andrews, N.B." with an oval stamp that runs across the shaft, just under the grip.  The sheepskin grip, all the whipping, everything on this club is original with the possible exception of a light clear coat added to the head to protect the original finish. Again, this is an exceedingly attractive club.

For more on Tom Morris, see TCA2 volume 1 pages 62-65 & volume 2 pages 564-565






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