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    1946 Sam Snead British Open Championship Winning Putter with Sam Snead Letter. An included letter of provenance from Sam Snead himself reports, "This Thomas Stuart (sic) putter was purchased in the Royal and Ancient Golf Shop in 1946. I went to England that year with a putter style like a Bulls-Eye. They did not allow center-shafted putters on St. Andrews at that time. I was forced to buy a new putter in order to play in the British Open that year. I went on to win the Open with this putter."

    Here we present one of two souvenirs brought back across the Atlantic after Snead claimed his first of seven career Major victories. The other souvenir, the fabled Claret Jug, commanded over a quarter-million dollars in our August 2013 Platinum Night auction. For those with a concentration in "game used" relics, this remarkable club is even more special. Bearing the maker's mark of "Thomas Stuart," this "Gobbler" model beauty proudly reports "Hand Forged in Scotland."

    No club could possibly match the esteemed lineage of the presented article--purchased on the grounds of the most hallowed golfing grounds on Earth, then used by the sport's most decorated figure to win his first and only Open Championship. Certainly this ranks among the most significant artifacts from The Sam Snead Collection. Letter of provenance from Sam Snead. Letter of provenance from Jack Snead.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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