2024 May Golf Memorabilia Auction - Closing Date - 5/20/24
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Robert Simpson Long Nose Short Spoon

Presented in this lot for bidders is Robert Simpson long nose short spoon with shallow crown stamping. Lambskin grip tops off this prized example, with a ram's horn on the leading edge of the sole affixed with three wooden dowels. A leather head insert is found on the backside of the head to make the optimal swing weight.

Robert Simpson (1862-1923) was one of the greatest clubmakers of all time, a well-practiced creative genius from a period of golf's formative years in Scotland. One of six brothers, Robert landed an apprenticeship with clubmaker George Forrester at the young age of 16 in 1868. From one legendary clubmaker to another, Simpson would work under Robert Forgan next - his final position prior to changing scenery. The well-liked, kind man with a revered work ethic had built his personal brand in the golfing community, with word traveling as quickly as it could in that day and age, not just in Scotland but around the World. Robert Simpson moved to Carnoustie in 1883 where he was the easy choice as head professional at Dalhousie Golf Club - a course Old Tom Morris himself updated in 1872. The golf club knew about his club making pedigree and abilities and encouraged him to keep up with his craft while in his new role. Simpson would be joined by brothers Jack and Archie in Carnoustie, both more than formidable golfers in their own right. Robert's older brother Jack Stewart Simpson would become The Open Champion in 1884, with Archibald (Archie) a two-time runner-up at The Open the following year in 1885 and again in 1890. Robert Simpson, an excellent player in his own right, moved from Head Pro at Dalhousie to Carnoustie Golf Links in 1891, where he was until 1898. The Robert Simpson Golf Club and Ball Maker shop had already opened its doors in 1884, where Robert employed his trade garnered from Forrester and Forgan. Simpson himself would personally inspect each club that left his shop with his name and maker's stamp on the head, ensuring only the finest clubs of his were used for play. Robert Simpson's clubs would notably be used by Freddie G. Tail to win the 1896 and 1898 Amateur Championships, with Tait giving his testimonial to Simpson's work in the early catalogs. This long nose is in very good condition, as shown in the accompanying lot photos. Any vintage club collection would benefit from adding this long nose short spoon to it. This unmarked club measures 39".

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Robert Simpson Long Nose Short Spoon
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Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Number Bids: 0
Auction closed on Monday, May 20, 2024.
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