On July 24, 1899, one of the most famous golf matches in history took
place. 4 of the most famous golfers in the world competed at Ganton
Golf Club (then called Scarborough golf club at Ganton), where Harry
Vardon was the head professional. The match pitted England vs Scotland,
and featured Harry Vardon and John Ball against Willie Park and F.G.
Tait. England would defeat the Scots over 30 holes in front of an
estimated 10,000 spectators. It was a match that was not only covered by
major newspapers across the globe, it's a match that is still written
about today. A rematch was quickly discussed and planned for the
following year. Unfortunately, that rematch couldn't happen. The great
Freddie Tait died on February 7, 1900 - just after his 30th birthday.
This is an original advertising braodside from that historic match between four of the most famous golfers to ever live. The sign itself measures 11 1/4" x 17", and is framed (without glass) to 12 1/2" x 18".