Do any golfers out there collect luxury clubs? You might think it’s a guilty pleasure, but you are not alone in your interest. How do you know if you’re into collecting luxury or expensive clubs? Ask yourself this: is the new Vapor franchise, introduced by Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and the team at Nike Golf a few weeks ago, not lavish enough for you? If so, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with these three luxury clubs that will even the most picky collectors.
Andrew Dickson Long-Nosed Putter – $181,000
How fitting is it that the oldest, verified, manufactured golf club tops this list of the most expensive golf clubs in the world? The Andrew Dickson Long-Nosed Putter, which was once owned by golf collector Jeff B. Ellis, made quite the splash in 2007 at Sotheby’s auction in New York City. The putter’s final selling price to an anonymous bidder was for $181,000. Imagine yourself putting with this wooden, 18th century beauty at a golf course in Orange County, such as Mabrella Country Club. I’m sure you’d be bombarded with questions about the club’s rich history, and perhaps the impact it has on your short game.
Simon Cossar Fruitwood Metal-Headed Blade Putter – $165,000
The inception of the Simon Cossar Fruitwood Metal-Headed Blade Putter can be traced back to the late 18th century to early 19th century. Visually, the shaft on this extravagant putter is made of fruitwood and has a complementary fastened hozel. This luxury club is said to have been engraved with Simon Cossar’s name. Ironically, the imprint failed to receive the proper certification at the time of its most recent auction time. Nevertheless $165,000 was the result for the point of sale.
Square Toe Light Iron Golf Club – $151,000
If you think that the origins of the previous two luxury clubs are historical, you’ll be blown away by the genesis of the Square Toe Light Iron Club. It is estimated to date all the way back to the 17th century. Much speculation suggests that only around a dozen exist today. I sure wouldn’t mind booking a discounted tee time on Golfzing with the hopes in mind of showing off the square end figure at the end of this iron.
If these three luxury clubs interest you, I recommend seriously stashing your cash and researching when one of these might appear at a future auction. Chances are when that time comes, the Andrew Dickson Long-Nosed Putter, Simon Cossar Fruitwood Metal-Headed Blade Putter, and Square Toe Light Iron Golf Club will probably be valuated at $200,000. Then again, collecting the drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, or irons from Nike, TaylorMade, and others might not be so bad after all. Even for those hardcore collectors of golf luxury goods.