A Robert Forgan hand hammered gutty ball circa 1860s
With FORGAN stamped in miniscule letters on one pole, this extremely rare golf ball has retained over 90% of its original paint. Only one known to exist.
Provenance: Bonhams 28 January 2006 lot 248 Robert Forgan was born in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland in 1824. He founded his club and ball making business in 1856 following the death of his employer, Hugh Philp. Robert Forgan died in 1900.