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Ivory Golf Club Walking Stick, Sunday Club

£ 345

Category
Subcategory
Reference
28095
Height
74.5 cm (29 1/4")
Width
10 cm (3 1/1")
Depth
2 cm (0 3/4")
Antique Ivory Golf Club Walking Stick, Sunday Club.
A desirable walking cane with the handle made of ivory and fashioned in the shape of a golf club head. The gentleman's walking stick has an African hard wood shaft with brass ferrule end.

The ban on golfing on the Sabbath, Sunday, had the effect of the club makers producing walking sticks for canny golfers. They fashioned the canes with a golf club head as a handle and they became known as 'Sunday Clubs' or 'Sabbath sticks'. It is said that on the Sabbath a Sunday Club owner, when nobody was looking, could still enjoy a crafty putt or swing.
Height
74.5 cm (29 1/4")
Width
10 cm (3 1/1")
Depth
2 cm (0 3/4")
Condition
very good
Year
C. 1880
Period
1850-1899
Medium
Ivory
exhibition
Christmas 2020
Country
United Kingdom