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Putter used in first US Open set to hole £20k

A putter used by Scottish golf pioneer Willie Dunn Jnr to win the first US Open is to go under the hammer with hopes it could command bids of £20,000.

The wooden club was used by Dunn Jnr, from Musselburgh, in 1894 when he was aged just 29, beating fellow Musselburgh golfer Willie Campbell by two holes to take the honours.

It was designed and crafted by Forgan of St Andrew's in Fife – the oldest club maker in the world.

London Scottish Golf Club has decided to auction off the treasured item to raise funds, along with six other wooden clubs from the pioneering era by Musselburgh club crafters McEwan's, which could raise a further £12,000.

The clubs go up for auction on May 12th in London.

Source: Evening News, 21st April, 2009