Rare early 1900s Van's Sand Green Smoother. While most early US courses were grass, sand greens were quite plentiful in areas of the country where aridity or irrigation proved difficult. One such famous example is Pinehurst, where even the greens on its famous "No. 2" course were made of sand until the 1930s.
This "Patent Applied For" Van's Sand Green Smoother was produced by C.E. Van Patten in Holstein, Iowa. 33" long, 14" wide wooden blade/smoother. 14".