Lot # 9: Charlie Hunter Middle Spoon c. 1875

Starting Bid: $400.00

Bids: 14 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall 2022",
which ran from 11/3/2022 7:00 PM to
11/20/2022 12:20 AM

This circa 1875 Charlie Hunter middle spoon remains much the same as Hunter made it.  The 41 1/2" original shaft has not only its original sheepskin girp, it has a slight amount of bend but nothing unsightly.  The club is all original in all respects—from its finish to its components.  The head, which has a distincly attractive shape, measures 5 1/2" in length, 2" in width, and 1 3/32" in face depth.  It shows very little use and remains in beautiful condition.  There is, however, a small but significant chip in the horn under the heel. Its not a big deal to begin with, but especially not given the outstanding condition throughout the rest of the club. 

Charlie Hunter, the "Grand Old Man of the West," was revered and respected during his day. As young man, Hunter learned to make clubs while working as an apprentice for Tom Morris at Prestwick. He then served as the professional at Prestwick for over 50 years. He worked there from Sept of 1864—when he took over after Morris left Prestwick for St Andrews—to the middle of 1865, and then again from 1868 until his death in 1921.  Much like his mentor Old Tom, Hunter enjoyed the deep affection of those who knew him.

This Hunter middle spoon is the 4th club from the right in the accompanying group image.

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