Tony Jacklin’s Open Championship Claret Jug “Player” Trophy
recent years, it was not a common practice for Open Championship
winners to automatically receive their own Claret Jug following a
victory. Instead most Open Champs only received a gold medal. For a period of time, the Royal & Ancient
allowed past Champions to order a couple “player” trophies for themselves, their home course, or a museum, etc, Tony Jacklin jumped at the opportunity. For rather obvious reasons, these stunning trophies are coveted by collectors, but very few were ever produced, and only a couple have reached the collector market.
here is an official Claret Jug, which was fully authorized by the Royal
& Ancient and produced by the R&A’s official trophy producer. The trophy is sterling
silver (hallmarked), and measures 12 1/4"
tall. The magnificent case measures 14 1/4" x 8 1/2",
and is embossed with
the R&A logo on its silk-lined interior.
Letter of Provenance from Tony Jacklin