Lot # 93: Schenectady Putter Pat. Date 1903

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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

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 excellent all-original example, with a 34 1/2" shaft and leather wrap grip, is of one of the most historic putters in golf. Sole is stamped "Sole Licensees, Harry C. Lee & Co. NY, Pat _76267".

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