Offered here is a play club produced by Old Tom Morris for fellow golfer and Morris family friend F. Boileau Elliot. If the name F.B. Elliot sounds familiar, that is because he was a central figure in the golf matches of the late 1860s and early 1870s involving the likes of Old Tom, Young Tom, Davie Strath, Jamie Anderson, Tom Kidd, and the like. F.B. Elliot was frequently a partner of Young Tom Morris, especially during the 1872 season. Elliot is mentioned over a twenty times in Tulloch's biography The Life of Old Tom Morris.
This circa 1870 Tom Morris play club is stamped with both "Tom Morris" and "F.B. Elliot" on the crown. Not just any club produced by Tom Morris' shop, it does not take much to presume that this club was crafted the hands of Tom Morris himself, and that it was used in many a match on the Old Course with and against the liked of Young and Old Tom Morris. 41". Original shaft also stamped "F.B. Elliot".
This piece is being offered today from the famed Ronnie Watts Collection