2019 July Open Championship Week Memorabilia Auction
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1891 Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews Notice of Spring Meeting - April


From the oldest and most prestigious golf club to the Otto Probst library, The Golf Auction is proud to now offer this piece of of golf history that contains information often not made available to the general public. St Andrews was established over 6 centuries ago and is widely known as the first golf course in the world. Since then they have hosted The Open Championship 29 times. In the 1891 Royal & Ancient Spring Meeting notice different rules are discussed, as well as the 'Medal Days' tournament handicapping rules. This letter's longtime owner was Otto Probst was the founder of the Probst library, which held the title of the world's largest and most comprehensive golf library to the public. This library included additions from Cecil Hopkinson, a renowned collector that Otto Probst himself looked up to. Towards the latter years of Probst's life The PGA of America organization aided in managing the very large collection of publications dating back to the 1500s. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, along with Royal Blackheath Golf Club and the Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh, were some of the golf clubs that were of the highest interest to Probst, reflected in his library. This piece will come with a signed letter from Historian Bob Denney of the PGA, proclaiming that this item comes from their collection.

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