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Feb 27th, 2017

World's oldest clubs go on sale

For £1 million

World's oldest clubs go on saleA collection of some of the world's oldest golf clubs is up for sale for £1million.

Included in the 130–club set is a 17th century left–handed, child’s spur toe iron–one of only eight clubs known to exist from that period. 

It was kept in a box for 50 years and it was missing a shaft, which has now been replaced. It alone has been valued at £80,000. 

Among the other treasures in the collection is a Bowmaker’s long nose play club from around 1750, one of the oldest of its type known, which is expected to fetch £50,000. 

A heavy iron from 1780, which belonged to the 4th Duke of Athol,l is valued at £20,000 while a long nose putter from 1830 could sell for £32,000. 

There is also a painted bronze of Scottish amateur champion Johnny Laidlay from 1895, which is valued at £48,000. 

World's oldest clubs go on sale

The collection was put together by American Will Roberto. Auctioneers Bonhams said the collection ranks among the top five in the world. The sale takes place on March 29.

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TAGS: Antique golf collection, Bonhams, Johnny Laidlay, Will Roberto