W. ROLLAND: A PLASTER STATUE OF A GOLFER CIRCA 1890

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Lot 117
W. ROLLAND: A PLASTER STATUE OF A GOLFER CIRCA 1890

Sold for US$ 3,500 inc. premium
W. ROLLAND: A PLASTER STATUE OF A GOLFER CIRCA 1890
Considered to be Freddie Tait who is wearing a Tam O'Shanter and swinging a long nose golf club.
24 inches high and base 13 1/2 x 13 1/2inches

Footnotes

  • Roberto: '...I have a 1992 letter showing that this piece came to me via Robert Halsall the Royal Birkdale PGA Professional and Open Championship stalwart who died in 2013 at the age of 99. Halsall began his golfing career as an assistant to David McEwan and eventually was the pro there between 1945 and 1979. Originally in the 1920s Halsall had seen the figurine in the gentlemen's locker room at Hoylake but it had disappeared by the conclusion of the war. Some years later a well-known Hoylake member who having found the statue gifted it to Halsall...'

    Frederick Guthrie Tait was an amateur golfer and Scottish soldier. He won the Amateur Championship twice, in 1896 and again in 1898, by convincing margins. Over his short golf career, Tait recorded at least 28 tournament victories. He tied for third place in the Open Championship in both 1896 and 1897. He was killed in action in 1900 during the Boer War in South Africa.

    W. Rolland was the brother of Amateur Champion Douglas Roland.
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W. ROLLAND: A PLASTER STATUE OF A GOLFER CIRCA 1890
W. ROLLAND: A PLASTER STATUE OF A GOLFER CIRCA 1890
W. ROLLAND: A PLASTER STATUE OF A GOLFER CIRCA 1890
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