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Golf Memorabilia

It’s believed that modern golf began in Scotland during the Middle Ages, growing throughout the U.K. and U.S. during the Industrial Revolution—propelled largely by wealth and tourism. As the sport developed, so did its equipment and competitions, ultimately giving the enthusiast a host of choices in collecting.

The earliest golf memorabilia dates back to the 1800s, with clubs and balls from the era being particularly popular. Golf clubs were once made of wood, with shafts made of hickory or ash and heads of apple, beech, or persimmon. By the late 1800s, iron heads and steel shafts were introduced, although not used widely at first. The first golf balls were made of leather and stuffed feathers, followed by balls made from hardened tree sap called gutta percha. Aside of equipment, trophies, medals, pin flags, and periodicals appeared in the sport’s early days.

Today, a handful of prestigious world competitions dominate golf, including the Open Championship, the U.S. Open, the Masters, and the PGA Championship. The opportunity to collect programs, tournament and equipment items, and merchandise from these events is outstanding.


Quick Facts

  • The 1888 book, “Pen and Pencil Sketches on the Game of Golf,” by George Aikman, has just several copies in circulation. One was sold for $10,800 on a rare golf book auction in 2010
  • The golf ball Rory McIlroy threw to the crowd during the 2014 British Open Championship sold to an anonymous buyer for $52,038.65
  • Chambers Bay golf course in Washington hosted the 2015 U.S. Open, much to the demise of some professional golfers and fans. Although the course produced winner Jordan Spieth, players of notable caliber found the greens disagreeable

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(15) Golf Clubs, Taylor Made Burner Irons/ Drivers
Apr 13, 10:00 AM MST
(15) Golf Clubs, Taylor Made Burner Irons/ Drivers
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$35014 Bids
(9) Callaway Golf Clubs, X-20 Irons, Fusion
Apr 13, 10:00 AM MST
(9) Callaway Golf Clubs, X-20 Irons, Fusion
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$14010 Bids
(3) Golf Club Drivers, Ping G20 & Ist, Sumo SQ
Apr 13, 10:00 AM MST
(3) Golf Club Drivers, Ping G20 & Ist, Sumo SQ
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$659 Bids
(10pc) Golf Clubs, Ping Zing Black Dot Irons
Apr 13, 10:00 AM MST
(10pc) Golf Clubs, Ping Zing Black Dot Irons
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1508 Bids
(5) Golf Clubs, Taylor Made Drivers, Burner
Apr 13, 10:00 AM MST
(5) Golf Clubs, Taylor Made Drivers, Burner
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$305 Bids
E-Z-GO TXT 48 GRAY CHASSS GOLF CART
Apr 15, 5:00 PM EDT
E-Z-GO TXT 48 GRAY CHASSS GOLF CART
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$1754 Bids
Three 1920s cricket bats, Gunn & Moore, Wisden's and Duke & Son, and two golf clubs, driver and spoon
Apr 14, 7:00 PM AEST
Three 1920s cricket bats, Gunn & Moore, Wisden's and Duke & Son, and two golf clubs, driver and spoon
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD303 Bids
(8) Cleveland Golf Clubs With Tour Plus Bag
Apr 13, 10:00 AM MST
(8) Cleveland Golf Clubs With Tour Plus Bag
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
PING GOLF BAG AND CLUBS
Apr 15, 10:00 AM PDT
PING GOLF BAG AND CLUBS
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
(11) Assorted Golf Clubs With Club Glove Bag
Apr 13, 10:00 AM MST
(11) Assorted Golf Clubs With Club Glove Bag
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Golf Pins and Accessories
Apr 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Golf Pins and Accessories
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
(10) Vintage Ben Hogan Golf Clubs With Datrek Bag
Apr 13, 10:00 AM MST
(10) Vintage Ben Hogan Golf Clubs With Datrek Bag
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
A Large Collection of Golf Clubs & Putting Partner
Apr 23, 2:00 PM AEST
A Large Collection of Golf Clubs & Putting Partner
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD201 Bid
Early Golf Clubs
Apr 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Early Golf Clubs
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
OREGON STATE GOLF BAG AND SPIDER CLUBS
Apr 15, 10:00 AM PDT
OREGON STATE GOLF BAG AND SPIDER CLUBS
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Big Sky Carvers Golfing Bear Figure
Apr 20, 10:00 AM MST
Big Sky Carvers Golfing Bear Figure
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Golf Clubs Vintage Style Canvas Reproduction
Apr 23, 9:00 PM EDT
Golf Clubs Vintage Style Canvas Reproduction
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $250- $400
$1500 Bids
Mid Century Professional Golfers Photo Print
Apr 13, 2:00 PM EDT
Mid Century Professional Golfers Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
1970s Walker Cup Golf Team, Saint Andrews Photo Print
Apr 13, 2:00 PM EDT
1970s Walker Cup Golf Team, Saint Andrews Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
Golf Club, Golfing Bronze Trophy Sculpture
Apr 13, 2:00 PM EDT
Golf Club, Golfing Bronze Trophy Sculpture
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $400- $800
$3400 Bids
Bobby Jones Golfing, St Andrews Photo Print
Apr 13, 2:00 PM EDT
Bobby Jones Golfing, St Andrews Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
SET CONSISTING OF THREE GOLF TROPHIES
Apr 21, 9:30 AM CEST
SET CONSISTING OF THREE GOLF TROPHIES
by La Galerie Numismatique
Est: €70- €140
€100 Bids
VIntage Style Golf Clubs Canvas Reproduction
Apr 23, 9:00 PM EDT
VIntage Style Golf Clubs Canvas Reproduction
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $240- $340
$1500 Bids

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