1897 Lytham St Annes Golf Club Silver Presentation Trophy Sugar Caster Antique
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1897 Lytham St Annes Golf Club Silver Presentation Trophy Sugar Caster Antique :
A rare and early Lytham & St Annes Golf Club presentation trophy . A solid silver sugar caster shaker muffineer. Solid silver with the inscription Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Autumn Meeting 1897 Aggregate Prize Memento Won by Ernest Withington. A rare early historical golf trophy dating back to the construction of the present course in 1897.
A large solid silver caster with hall marks for 1896 and maker HW & Co Ltd - Horace Woodward & Co Ltd . Retailers name to base Ollivant & Botsford Manchester. Screw cap with gilt interior. Measures 5.75" high and weighs 174 grams - nearly 6 troy ounces. In good condition . One very minor dent. An important early Royal Lytham & St Annes artifact.
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club was founded in 1886 and the present Course constructed in 1897. The Clubhouse celebrated its Centenary in 1998. It is one of the premier links courses in the world, host to ten Open Championships, two Ryder Cups and numerous other major tournaments. I have found one reference to Withington - mentioned in a commentary on a 19th century match at Howstrake Golf Links Douglas Isle of Man - simply know as Withington of Lytham St Annes.