A Bobby Locke ‘magic’ putter,

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Lot 90
A Bobby Locke ‘magic’ putter,

Sold for £ 611 (US$ 843) inc. premium

Golf

6 Jul 2004, 11:00 BST

Chester

A Bobby Locke ‘magic’ putter,
made in London as an exact replica of his hickory shafted putter to be a replacement club in the event of theft or damage to the original. This second putter was given to his close friend Leon Norgarb, (father of the vendor) by Locke as a keepsake but was returned to Locke after his serious road accident in 1960 when the original putter was lost for three weeks. Locke then used it in practice rounds and minor tournaments. Together with a ‘Bobby Locke Fifty Golden Years’ tie as presented to close friends with photocopies of press clippings and a letter from Mary Locke to Leon Norgarb in 1987.

Footnotes

  • The Shell International Encyclopaedia of Golf 1975 page 231: ‘His preparation for the putt was detailed and methodical, but the stroke made with a rusty-bladed, hickory-shafted putter was quickly executed, the club head being taken back within the line of flight…’.
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