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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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A Group of Six 2001 Tiger Woods Golf Cards
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A Group of Six 2001 Tiger Woods Golf Cards
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Vintage Winchester Harry Vardon Golf Club Driver
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Vintage Winchester Harry Vardon Golf Club Driver
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Est: $0- $0
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2014 Sp Game Used Rory Mcilroy Psa 9
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2014 Sp Game Used Rory Mcilroy Psa 9
by Saco River Auction
Est: $200- $300
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Twelve Miniature Golf Ball Ornaments, EC
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Twelve Miniature Golf Ball Ornaments, EC
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
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2001 Upper Deck Golf #151 Tiger Woods PSA Gem Mint 10 - Victory March
Nov 06, 10:00 AM EDT
2001 Upper Deck Golf #151 Tiger Woods PSA Gem Mint 10 - Victory March
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Est: $0- $0
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Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
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Est: $20- $70
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Nov 03, 7:00 PM EDT
SP Game Used Golf lot of 9
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Est: $50- $200
$50 Bids
Patrick O'Reilly (b.1957) Golfing Bear (2019)
Oct 26, 6:30 PM IST
Patrick O'Reilly (b.1957) Golfing Bear (2019)
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Est: €1,800- €2,500
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Golf Digest Magazines Lot Of Ten
Nov 12, 6:00 PM EST
Golf Digest Magazines Lot Of Ten
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Est: $70- $100
$100 Bids
Golf Digest Magazine Lot of 15
Nov 12, 6:00 PM EST
Golf Digest Magazine Lot of 15
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Est: $80- $120
$300 Bids
SP Game Used Danny Willett/Nick Taylor Tour Gear Combos
Nov 07, 7:00 PM EDT
SP Game Used Danny Willett/Nick Taylor Tour Gear Combos
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Est: $50- $200
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Hermes Golf Ball Cane/Walking Stick
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Hermes Golf Ball Cane/Walking Stick
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Est: $1,000- $1,500
$7500 Bids
Hermes Double-sided Golf Ball Dish
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Hermes Double-sided Golf Ball Dish
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Est: $1,200- $1,800
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Da Norcia Paolo - Golf
Nov 06, 5:30 PM CET
Da Norcia Paolo - Golf
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Est: €80- €100
€100 Bids
Hice Golf Club Memorabilia In Shadowbox Frame
Oct 30, 11:30 AM EDT
Hice Golf Club Memorabilia In Shadowbox Frame
by Joshua Kodner
Est: $50- $100
$250 Bids
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Est: $60- $90
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Women's Golf Champion, Photo Print
Nov 13, 2:00 PM EST
Women's Golf Champion, Photo Print
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Est: $30- $60
$200 Bids
Women's Golfing Championship Sepia Photo Print
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Women's Golfing Championship Sepia Photo Print
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