Lot # 44: Saunders Straight Line Putter

Starting Bid: $250.00

Bids: 9 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall 2021",
which ran from 11/4/2021 11:00 AM to
11/21/2021 1:35 AM

Devised and sold directly by Fred Saunders, a well respected London clubmaker and golf professional, the Saunders Straight Line putter provides a dramatic extension on the back of an aluminum head.   A 1920 Golf Illustrated ad for this putter reads: "Reduce your Handicap! This is now comparatively easy if you play with a "Saunders Straight Line Patent aluminum putter (Registered Design 672,159) which gives you a true line to the hole. . . . Write for terms : Fred Sauncers, Highgate Golf Club, London, N."

This club is in outstanding condition.  There is minimal bag wear on the soft aluminum head, all writing is clear. The cloth-backed india rubber wound grip is original. The original shaft is stamped "Fred Saunders, Highgate." An excellent piece.

For more on this club and Fred Saunders, see TCA2 v2 p 552.

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