Lot # 149: Fred X Fry's Own Special Rent Set Putter

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 10 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Summer 2021",
which ran from 7/7/2021 12:00 PM to
7/24/2021 8:00 PM

Fred X Fry's own "rent set" putter—and it is so marked on the back of the head. 34 1/4" long shaft.  Fry included the club in one of his rental sets when working at Lake Chabot golf course for a period of time, before he took over his job as the pro at the Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course near Pebble Beach.  The back of the head is also marked with Fry's name in an oval, as the club was ordered by Fry.

According to Fry's inventory sheet, "Old Lake Chabot (Oakland) Rent Set putter of about 1926. Made by Burke Golf Company. One of the first "Monel Metal" clubs made."  But actually, it's not. The Bayonne Casting Company introduced Monel Metal to the golf club market in 1912. Monel metal was a noncorrosive mixture of metals consisting of 67% nickel, 28% copper, and 5% other metals. It does not rust, is easily cleaned, and will always remain bright though not highly reflective. 

The original shaft bears two of Fry's inventory labels.  A copy of Fry's notebook page about this club will be provided to the winner of this lot. For national magazine articles and more on Fred X. Fry and his prominent role in golf club collecting, Click Here.

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