Lot # 163: c. 1940 Wilson Hol-Hi Putter w/Convex Face, ex FX Fry

Category: Putters

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 10 (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

This circa 1940 Wilson Hol-Hi mallet putter features a 34 1/2" brown pyratone-coated steel shaft and an aluminum head. The futuristic convex face has dramatic cross-cut scoring.  This club is from the Fred X Fry collection and bears Fry's inventory labels on the shaft. According to Fry's inventory page, he took this club from his own stock of clubs for sale in his golf shop in 1939, when the club was new.  A copy of Fry's inventory page will accompany this putter.

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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