With more than 200 total lots featuring a plethora of putters, drivers, irons, and staff bags, the 2023 Golf Clubs Only Auction marks the first event hosted by Golden Age after their white-glove Modern Collector sale in January. Anytime the world's current record-holder for brokering the most expensive golf club holds a golf club-centric event it's worth tuning in so in this edition of Auction Action, preview the top lots scheduled to sell this weekend.
Scotty Cameron and the red dot is synonymous with iconic golf memorabilia. This particular putter, curated from a single block of German Stainless Steel (GSS), carries all the attributes that any Cameron-collector would cherish. With two large cherry bombs and vertical stamping on the face, the Cameron displays the features one would find on a Tiger Woods-used putter. The grip has an inscription in Tiffany-blue lettering of the club's namesake and the matching trademarked blue is also found on the cover. Through the first 29 bids the putter leads the event with a pre-buyer's premium price of $18,730.
One of the greatest duos in sports - Scotty Cameron and Tiger Woods - headlines this rare lot.
This victory putter was designed to celebrate Tiger's 1997 Masters tournament. During that tourney, Tiger used a Scotty Cameron Newport putter and his dominating win helped not only catapult Tiger up the PGA leaderboard but also helped solidify Scotty Cameron as a leading producer of high-end putters. In total, only 270 of these putters were released by Cameron in honor of Tiger's record score of 270 across the four day event at Augusta National. The limited edition putter has garnered significant interest as 35 bids have pushed the price at publication to $11,630. That pre-premium price has already surpassed a different example which sold at Golden Age in September for $11,534.
There's another limited edition Scotty Cameron collection worth watching this weekend with this lineup of copper-capped clubs.
The unique special issue putter set comes from a total production of 500 which were developed in 1996 and highlights a significant turning point for the Cameron brand. There are eight putters featured in this set which are plated in copper and the collection showcases the rate of appreciation found within collectible clubs. It wasn't that long ago - in 2019 - when a complete set of this special issue could be acquired for less than $5,000. Any interested collector will have to pay at least double that total today as this set has reached $10,573 through 35 bids which is the most activity ever on Golden Age for one of these copper club collections. One particular reason of interest is that these clubs predate the rise of the Scotty Cameron/Tiger Woods combo which would dominate the golf world for more than a decade.
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