Lot # 103: 1903 Patent Schenectady Putter, Harry C. Lee.

Starting Bid: $50.00

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2022",
which ran from 3/3/2022 12:00 PM to
3/19/2022 8:00 PM

Made famous by Walter Travis when he won the British Amateur in 1904, the Schenectady putter was patented by Arthur Knight of Schenectady, New York, in 1903.  The R&A banned the club in 1910, but the USGA did not. The R&A's ban lasted over 40 years before it was reversed. Read about the great uproar around this club during the early 1900s in The Clubmakers Art Vol 1: 225-228.

This aluminum-head club is of one of the most historic putters in golf. The bottom of the head is marked with Lee's acorn cleekmark and stamped "Upright" and "Harry C. Lee" along with some numbers and letters that have begun to wear off. The back of the head is marked "Schenctady" and "March 24, 1903," its patent date.

The putter shows use, but no abuse or large amounts of bag wear.  It still looks good for being upwards of 120 years old! It is solid, with its original shaft and grip, and there are no cracks in the hosel.

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