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"Bowden Golf Club"

Bowden Golf Club
Image from the Collection of John Sagi

Bowden Golf Club
Hallmarked London 1900 by OT & BD (Ollivant & Botsford)

Bowden Golf Club - CHES-073 - The club was founded 1890 and played over nine holes near the village of Dunham Massy near Altrincham, Cheshire. The silver award is 23.5mm, rimless, slightly convex and has raised designs. These comprise a central shield above which appears the Club title and around the top edge an ornate furled scroll inscribed, Golf Is Not Agriculture This is rather an odd quotation to find on a club button, being part of a maxim of the great amateur Horace Hutchinson: ‘If you cut turf then this must be replaced, for golf is not agriculture.’ The reverse is hallmark for London 1900 by OT & BD. (Ollivant & Botsford). I understand that the Club and course closed c1956.

Back Marks
Dixon Pickup - 23.5mm, HM London 1900 'Ot & Bd'.
John Sagi - 23.5mm, HM London 1907 'Ot & Bd'.

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

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