Lot # 18: Circa 1780 Iron From the Harry B. Wood Collection

Category: Antique Golf

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 29 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring 2019 Auction",
which ran from 3/27/2019 6:30 PM to
4/13/2019 7:00 PM

Early golf irons are among the most cherished pieces of golf memorabilia, and the offered club is one of the finest we’ve ever had the privilege to offer.

This club originates from the Harry B. Wood collection. Harry B. Wood is widely regarded as the first true golf collector, and he wrote the first golf collecting book, Golfing Curios and the Like in 1910. Wood's collection included 60 golf clubs - primarily one example of each different producer or type of club. Though the original Harry B. Wood tag accompanying this iron has been lost over the years, the Watts collection notes originating from the Harry B. Wood tag has Wood dating this iron to 1780, and the tag stating that is was "an iron club used in Scotland prior to 1799. Note the peculiar shape of the head, the beautifully lined Hickory shaft."

Length of club: 40 1/2"
Length of 
hosel: 4 1/4"
Length of blade from back of hosel to toe: 4"
Widest part of blade: 2"

This piece is being offered today from the famed Ronnie Watts Collection