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Rare Golf Memorabilia Tees it Up at Heritage

Along with the Swirsky Collection and a host of amazing sports memorabilia will be a rare collection of golf memorabilia in Heritage Auctions' Signature Sale that is live now and ends May 3-5.
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For the second time in as many Heritage Sports Collectibles Signature Auctions, golf collectors will be treated to a wide assortment of equipment and awards from two centuries of the sport’s history.

The material represents the labor of love of the consignor, Dr. Barry Glaser, who has spent the past two decades assembling the most significant private collection of golf memorabilia known.

Walter Hagen

Among the more noteworthy pieces are the golf ball used by iconic early Open Championship winner Harry Vardon during the first nine holes of his 1899 victory at Sandwich, a 1938 set of golf clubs used in tournament play by the legendary Francis Ouimet and a 1901 Old Tom Morris signed cabinet photograph.

“Once again, Dr. Glaser has supplied a Heritage auction with a virtual treasure trove of Championship awards,” said Chris Ivy, director of Sports Auctions at Heritage, “with victor’s medals from Walter Hagen, Jess Sweetser, Jerry Travers, Henry Cotton, Bobby Locke and more.”

The evolution of the sport’s equipment is recounted by an intriguing assortment of rare, early golf balls and clubs, with examples of each dating back as far as 1830.