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Rare Golf Architecture Book in Old Sports Auction

Story published at 0:57, Monday, October 29th, 2012

Page last updated at 9:16 am, Monday, October 29th, 2012


Graham Rowley, the proprietor of the online auction house Old Sports Auction, says his latest auction finishes on 3rd and 4th November.

His latest golf memorabilia sale has nearly 400 Lots. Amongst these are a unique matching set of Bobby Jones hickory shafted clubs with a ‘Calamity Jane’ putter.

The auction has rare books, balls, clubs, artworks and several personal items that belonged to The Open Champion, Max Faulkner.

A unique set of Ryder Cup programmes starts in 1933 and goes right through to 2010.

A major highlight is a very rare booklet on golf course architecture written by M.C. Hotchkin, called ‘The Principles of Golf Course Architecture’ and privately printed in 1935.

Hotchkin had the Woodhall Spa course named after him, one of the courses he designed. This is the first time this book has been presented to public auction.

In a message to golf memorabilia collectors, Graham Rowley offers his services to appraise and value everything from a single item to a complete collections. “After thirty-five years of dealing with golf memorabilia and having just completed my 88th online golf auction I am fully qualified to assist,” he says.

Old Sports Auction www.oldsportsauction.com

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