Lot # 86: Robert Wilson c 1875 Cleek

Starting Bid: $250.00

Bids: 4 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2023",
which ran from 4/5/2023 12:00 PM to
4/22/2023 8:00 PM

Just as Hugh Philp was the first to set up shop and make wooden clubs in St. Andrews, Robert Wilson was the first St. Andrews cleekmaker.   In a March 9, 1906, Golf Illustrated article, Willie Aucterlonie, the 1893 Open champion, states that Robert Wilson "was the first man to make iron club-heads here in St. Andrews, and these heads of his make are valuable yet, both for playing with and as curiosities..." 

This cleek takes it right back to St. Andrews basics--a wrought iron head with a smooth, solid, minimalist look and the simple mark of "R. Wilson / Maker / St. Andrews" on the back.

The 39 3/8" shaft and sheepskin grip are original.


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