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"Harpenden Golf Club"

Button # 468

Back of Button # 468a

Harpenden Golf Club - This club was formed in 1894, the current address being Hammonds End, Harpenden, Hertfordshire. The Club played over Harpenden Common until 1931 when the present course was opened, with an exhibition match. The participants were George Randall, the new Club Professional, Abe Mitchell, Percy Alliss and Arthur Havers. The match started splendidly as Havers holed his tee shot at the par three first hole. This is an early award convex two-piece button by Vaughton & Sons, dated 1897. Within the Club title a rococo shield bearing a further shield, charged with the county emblem, a hart statant within a Ford. The position of the Hart varies but is usually statant or couchant. This example is hallmarked on the side of the top section, suggesting that the back is only silver plate (24.5mm).

Image submitted by Dixon Pickup

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

Harpenden Golf Club

Buttons # 468

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