Product SKU: 1750s Golfer F-RPC26 / 1950s Golfer: F-RPC21 / Modern Golfer: F-RPC18
Golf has been played in Scotland since at least the 1400s, and St Andrews is internationally recognised as the ‘Home of Golf’. Famously, in 1457 King James II tried to ban golf and football, as young men weren’t spending their time practising their archery. The oldest surviving rules for golf were written in 1744 for the Company of Gentlemen Golfers, who played on Leith links, and this is taken to be the birth of the modern game.
Here we have a golfer of the eighteenth century, sporting the ubiquitous Lowland ‘Blue Bonnet’; a golfer in 1950s attire, a golden age of the sport; and a modern golfer.
Stands 9cm in height and is cast from high quality 100% lead-free pewter.
Presented on a base of polished wood, using off-cuts from our bagpipe workshops.
Cast and finished by our team of dedicated craftsmen in our workshop in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland.