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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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Est: $0- $0
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Est: $1- $10
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Jack Nicklaus Golfing Photo Print
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Est: $40- $80
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Bobby Jones, Golfing Photo Print
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Est: $40- $80
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Jack Nicklaus Golf Legend photograph by Neal Barr
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AN UNUSUAL P ANDERSON DIAMOND IRON SILVER GOLF HEAD. 268 grams. 15 cm x 6 cm.
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AN UNUSUAL P ANDERSON DIAMOND IRON SILVER GOLF HEAD. 268 grams. 15 cm x 6 cm.
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Est: £80- £120
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Est: AUD80- AUD100
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A Collectible Vintage 'History of Golf, Evolution of Irons' Shadow Box
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