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Blackheath Golf Club - 1

Button # 2

Back of Button # 2a
A silver-plated button that bears the crest of the Blackheath Golf Club. The simple but distinctive crossed clubs and golf centre is encircled by the following text border:

Blackheath Golf Club AD 1745 VI ET ARTE'. I McGowan, Gerrard St, London made this button. After extensive and reliable research, the button can be dated to the early 1800's as McGowan was only in business during the period 1805 - 1840. An identical button to this one is housed in Royal Blackheath's magnificent golf museum: that button was recently donated to them accompanied by the above informatiom as to its history. In 1805, very few formally constituted golf clubs existed. This is a very early and historic artefact which comes in superb condition considering it's roughly 200 years old.

Golf Club - 1

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