Stunning Feathery Golf Ball (Unused) Made by W & J Gourley it has crisp stamp with the inl numbers '31' next to it. A super fine example of a golf ball from c1840 - William Gourley died in 1844. William went into partnership with his brother James circa 1839 and lasted till his death in 1844 - Just 5 short years

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TitleStunning Feathery Golf Ball (Unused) Made by W & J Gourley it has crisp stamp with the inl numbers '31' next to it. A super fine example of a golf ball from c1840 - William Gourley died in 1844. William went into partnership with his brother James circa 1839 and lasted till his death in 1844 - Just 5 short years
Expires2019-09-13 18:00:00.0
Time Left-8 days -8 hours -3 mins -46 secs
VAT Applicableno
Minimum Bid2700.0
No Of Bids5
Highest Bid2650.00 - hickory
SectionBalls & Ball-related Items

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A feather filled golf ball hand crafted by W & J. Gourlay with bold name stamp, unused attractive patination and colour. William and his middle brother John Christian decided to team up and traded as 'W & J Gourlay', though it is likely that William Jnr made the golf balls and John sold them, probably at Musselburgh. There was now a growing market at Musselburgh where the golfers were beginning to play in greater numbers and where the McEwan family had already opened a manufacturing facility. This arrangement only continued for five years as William Gourlay died in 1844. At this point, John Gourlay, now the sole ball-maker in the family, moved to Musselburgh and later based himself at the old grandstand. He was particularly highly regarded among golfers and amongst other services he rented lockers to the golfers to keep their clubs, when they came down from Edinburgh.

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Bid History

Amount Bidder Time
2650.00 hickory 2019-09-13 15:24:19.0
2600.00 jgmmcc 2019-09-08 10:03:50.0
2400.00 liphook 2019-09-11 08:39:14.0
2222.00 GoGolfing 2019-09-09 08:13:28.0
2000.00 liphook 2019-08-28 11:13:33.0

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