This c. 1880 Morris putter is in pristine condition. The head shows little use, even the light file treatment given to the face remains in perfect relief. The black finish is original. The T. Morris name stamp atop the head is clear and deep. The shaft and whipping are original as are all the other elements of this club from horn to lead. The only flaw is that a 1-inch square piece is missing from the original sheepskin grip, but that is not all bad. The lost piece allows a clear view of the underlisting used under the grip.
Tom Morris, the Grand Old Man of Golf, is detailed in lot 50. When he died in 1908, he was a living legend. Today, his legacy continues unabated. This club is an outstanding example made by a famous master of his craft. Better yet, this is a wonderful all-original work of art made by a 4-time British Open champion. Now that is dang cool!