ROYAL & ANCIENT: THE QUEEN ADELAIDE GOLD MEDAL FOR 1912 ((2))

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ROYAL & ANCIENT: THE QUEEN ADELAIDE GOLD MEDAL FOR 1912

Sold for £ 10,062 (US$ 12,723) inc. premium

The Sporting Sale

1 May 2019, 11:00 BST

Edinburgh

ROYAL & ANCIENT: THE QUEEN ADELAIDE GOLD MEDAL FOR 1912
Featuring William IV bust and GUILELMO IIII D: G. BRITANNIAR REGI F: D: and ADELAIDE REGINA CUDI JUSSIT MDCCCXXX, with crossed golf clubs above and complete with original buff coloured ribbon and 1912 clasp. Together with the Martin's rubber cored ball with double indentations that was used in the 1912 Captain's Drive Into Office ceremony for the Silver Club, decorated with a silver band engraved with details of the event.
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Footnotes

  • Walter Edwin Fairlie the 1912 Captain of the Royal & Ancient Club, St. Andrews was also a three time Medal Winner: 1903 Calcutta Cup, 1905 Jubilee Vase and the 1910 Royal Medal. He authored a book in 1908 titled 'The Old Golf Course of St. Andrews: Plans, with Names of Holes and Bunkers' that was compiled to help the golfer find his or her way around the Old Course with the least amount of trouble and strokes.

    When King William IV died in 1837, his widow, Queen Adelaide, agreed to become Patroness of the Club. In 1838 she presented a medal to 'be called the Royal Adelaide Medal and be worn in compliance with Her Majesty's wishes by the Captain of the Club at all meetings'. From 1853, the Queen Adelaide Medal was awarded to the Captain when he drove into office with his symbolic, single stroke. Every Captain since then has hit a single shot from the 1st tee of the Old Course, thus gaining the Silver Club and the Queen Adelaide Medal.
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