On May 30, Christie’s will auction the world’s most important private collection of golf art and memorabilia. Passionately assembled over 25 years by Jaime Ortiz-Patiño, the founder of the world-famous Valderrama Golf Club, this historic collection includes some of the rarest and most valuable treasures representing the history of the sport, and its most notable personalities, from its earliest references in the 15th century to a program for the inaugural Masters Tournament in 1934. Presenting an unprecedented selection of historic clubs, balls, paintings, ceramics and books, the collection will offer approximately 400 lots and is expected to realize in excess of £2 million.
Now played all around the world, golf’s rich history has unfolded over many centuries in Scotland. This collection charts and celebrates the history and development of the game, and includes golf clubs and balls used by many of the champions of the Golden Age, including Allan Robertson, Old Tom Morris, Young Tom Morris and Willie Park Sr. who, between them, won 12 Open Championships.
For a PDF of the press release, including photos and information on some of the rarest of golf memorabilia in the auction, click here.