- Historical Silver Trophy Clubs

Here are a few pictures taken in June 2012 by myself when visiting the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse in St.Andrews. The first silver club was commissioned in 1754 and I believe it was modelled after an actual club in use at the time. Other notable golf historians have suggested that the first silver club was modelled after a club that was already one hundred and fifty years old by the date of 1754...by doing this they suggest this is evidence that the Troon clubs date from the early 1600s. To my mind this is completely wrong. I believe the Troon Clubs date between 1700 and 1750.