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"Guildford Golf Club"

Button # 223
Image submitted by Dixon Pickup

Button # 223a
no back mark

Button # 223_2
Image submitted by James F. Nolan

Button # 223_2a
19mm 'ARMFIELDS BIRMINGHAM'
Description

Guildford Golf Club - This club was founded in 1886 at High Path Road, Merrow Downs, Guildford, Surrey. The large and small copper gilt slightly convex uniform examples measure 24mm and 15mm respectively. Within a narrow burnished rim and upon a lined ground are crossed clubs resting on a circular strap inscribed, Far and Sure, a ball to either side of the buckle. In free standing capitals around this centre, Guildford Golf Club Instd 1886, the whole enclosed by wreaths of oak and laurel leaves. There are no back marks on either button, though this pattern is illustrated in a late nineteenth century pattern book of Messrs Firmin. The large example only is illustrated.

Information is from an article in "The British Golf Collectors Society" written by Dixon Pickup.

Guildford Golf Club

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