Lot # 40: Charlie Hunter Brassey Spoon w/Lemonwood Shaft

Starting Bid: $400.00

Bids: 4 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall 2023",
which ran from 11/2/2023 12:00 PM to
11/18/2023 8:00 PM

Made by Charlie Hunter, the "Grand Old Man of the West," this circa 1875 brassey spoon, with its blond head and shaft, strikes a beautiful pose.  The 42" lemonwood clear-grained shaft is a rarity and really does give the club a great overall look.  The club has its original full brass plate on the sole and an old leather insert in the face. The finish has been cleaned up and the head somewhat restored, including the name stamp. The grip is original.  The face retains a nice curve and the head possesses a sleek look. There is much to like here.

Charlie Hunter, 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.

Putter is fourth from the left in the accompanying group photo

For more on Hunter, see TCA2 V1 P86.

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