Willie Dunn’s Long Nose Putter by Hugh Philip – circa 1830
Estimated cost: $25,000 – $40,000
This club was used by old Willie Dunn in 1859 when Willie Park, sen., beat Willie Dunn at Prestwick for £100 (equivalent US$13,500 today). As Will Roberto has pointed out “This club comes directly from the Dunn family and it is very seldom to get such strong written provenance…”
A Long Nose Wooden Headed Putter by John Dickson – circa 1780
Estimated cost: $12,000 – $18,000
Dickson from Leith in Edinburgh, Scotland, is one of the earliest recorded club makers. One of only three known Dickson clubs from the late 18th century, the club was re-gripped and re-shafted in the 1889s by the same firm.
A square Toe Iron by an Unknown Maker – circa 1770-1780
Estimated cost: $25,000 – $35,000
The club hails from the famous ‘Woking Collection’ of Woking Golf Club, Surrey, England.
All images credit: Bonhams.
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