2021 April Golf Memorabilia Auction
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Horton Smith's Personal Set of Spalding Top-Flite Pro-Model Synchro-Dyned 2-9 Irons #572060


Offered in this lot is a later life set of 2-9 Spalding Top-Flite irons heavily used by Hall of Famer and Champion of the 1934 and 1936 Masters Horton Smith. These clubs were used by Smith during the 1946-1963 time period when Horton was the club professional at Detroit Golf Club. Like his contemporary star of the 1920's and 30's, Bobby Jones, Smith continued his endorsement contract and use of Spalding equipment into later life.

The consigner of this set John McMillian included an interesting story of how he came upon the set, with the hopes of it going to the right collector that will appreciate it as much as he did. With extensive access to the then considered almost a blue collar PGA Tour in the 1950's and 1960's, this set's previous owner in John's Aunt, got to know brothers and PGA Champions Jay and Lionel Hebert. She was then introduced to Horton Smith, with a life-long friendship with Smith developing. Upon the Joplin Ghost's passing in 1964, Smith's family made a point to gift a few personal items of Horton's to the consignor's direct family. The journey this set has gone on can be seen in it, yet the museum quality display piece is just that. Nearly 70 years later, this personal set of clubs from the Springfield, Missouri legend will be joining a new collection, likely as a conversation starter for years to come....especially in the month of April. Please note a signed letter of provenance from consignor John McMillian will come with this lot, with a copy of that letter seen here due to a shipping delay. McMillian's Aunt's name was omitted from this image, but will be included in the letter to the winning bidder.

For the current 2021 April Auction, please remember to read the rules page, and all initial bids must be placed by 9pm ET Sunday, April 11th. The auction ending rules will change beginning with the next auction. Thank you for your support. - The Golf Auction

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Please Note: A 17.5% Buyer's Premium will be applied to each item won in auction
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Horton Smith's Personal Set of Spalding Top-Flite Pro-Model Synchro-Dyned 2-9 Irons #572060
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Minimum Bid: $700.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $822.50
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Monday, April 12, 2021.
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