Lot # 97: BV (Brown Vardon) putter, ex FX Fry

Starting Bid: $50.00

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

Stamped "BV putter" this low profile mallet putter is also found stamped "Brown-Vardon".  Harry Vardon was one of the world's first golf superstars and joined forces with Arthur Brown, a writer and amateur golfer, to design this putter. The model was registered in 1911. Original 33 1/2" hickory shaft and leather wrapped grip.

This putter is from the Fred X. Fry collection and bear his inventory label on the shaft. 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 about him and his collection, Click Here.

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