On 27th – 28th September, Sotheby’s New York will offer for sale The Jeffery B. Ellis Antique Golf Club Collection, the most wide-ranging and historically important collection of golf clubs in the world.
The Collection includes approximately 800 golf clubs that span the history of club-making from its earliest days to the beginning of the steel shaft era.
Highlights include a Very Early and Important Square Toe Light Iron, circa 1600 (estimate of $150/250,000), and a circa 1750 Long Nose Putter made by Andrew Dickson, the first clubmaker to mark his clubs (estimate of $200/300,000).
The collection is expected to total in excess of $4 million. Catalogues are now available in both the US ($48 Domestic: £58 Int‘l) and the UK (£24 Domestic: £29 Int‘l)