Subcategory: Paintings & Prints
Charlie Hunter, Golf Club Maker, Prestwick. Robert Cree Crawford,
A fine photogravure by Annan & sons, after the painting by R.C. Crawford, of the famous Prestwick professional and club maker 'Charlie Hunter'. The picture shows Hunter standing on the golf course with a long nose wood in his right hand and a feather golf ball on the ground in front of him. The golf picture is mounted and framed behind glass.
Charles Hunter (Charlie) was born in Prestwick (1837-1921) and was a caddie and clubmaker to Old Tom Morris. When Tom left to return to St. Andrews Charlie took over Prestwick where he remained until his death, although he had a brief spell at Royal Blackheath 1866-68. He produced very good quality long nosed clubs stamped 'C.Hunter' from 1860 – 1890, played in the first Open in 1860 and laid out various golf courses, Machrihanish, Prestwick St. Nicholas and revising Prestwick. Hunter's son was married to Tom Morris's daughter.
Robert Cree Crawford (1842-1924) was a Scottish painter living in Glasgow. He painted most subjects, including sport, but his reputation was largely based on the portrait paintings that he did.