Items from two golfing legends

Long-nose clubs, so called because of the long slender club heads, are quite handsome and fetch a pretty penny when found in presentable shape. The rarest examples date from the 1800s. Less rare, but still scarce in number, are those from the feather ball period of 1800-1850. Most examples owned by collectors are from 1850-1900, the guttie ball era. Clubs […]

47th GHS meeting adds new title, new directions

Oct. 11-13, 2018  “If you love golf, you must visit.” So says Gary Player about the World Golf Hall of Fame and the World Golf Village in St. Johns County, Fla., near St. Augustine. And he’s right.    Meeting host and GHS President Jim Jeselnick worked very hard with organizers to prepare a solid show and all indications are it […]

Antique Trader picks up GHS article

The June 2018 issue of The Bulletin featured a summary of the latest auction news from George Petro. Mr. Petro is a veteran of many auction campaigns, with the battle scars of things that got away as well as a display cabinet of hard-fought victories. For the June Bulletin he wrote a handsome piece about the brisk trade in pin […]

The Watson Brothers of Minneapolis

In June 2018, GHS member Joe Gladke published an article in the Hennepin History Magazine about the Watson brothers who were golf professionals at the early Minneapolis Golf Club. The Watsons were among the early wave of Scottish golf professionals to seek employment in the U.S. during the sport’s rise in popularity in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Joe […]

Prelude to the Walker Cup

The Walker Cup, a match pitting teams of the best American amateur golfers against their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland, originated with an idea from George Herbert Walker for an international golf event to better relationships between countries and were first held on an informal basis at Hoylake in 1921. The biennial match is now a premier event for […]