Lot # 60: c.late 1880s F.H. Ayers Play Club

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 2 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer 2022",
which ran from 7/7/2022 12:00 PM to
7/23/2022 8:00 PM

Founded in 1810, F.H Ayres was a large sporting goods dealer in London.  During the 1880s, they began to offer golf clubs marked with their name. These were made by other clubmakers, but Ayres liked offering a "house brand."  This is one of those clubs and is stamped "F.H Ayres" on its crown. 

The head measures 5 1/2" long, 1 1/8" in face depth, and 1 3/4" in width.  The original shaft measures 44 1/4" in length and has a modern replacement sueded grip that matches the period. Minor crack/damage in the horn as shown in the images—not really noticeable unless one looks for it.The club is solid and much of its original finish remains on the head.

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