Golfing Medals, the Property of Gary Alliss
Date of Auction: 1st December 2020
Sold for £75
Estimate: £50 - £70
FootnoteProvenance: K.D. Pickup Collection, DNW Auction 47, 8 September 2000, lot 1102.
The Royal Cornwall Golf Club, Bodmin, a 9-hole course, was founded in April 1889 as the Cornwall County Golf Club on the site of the old Bodmin racecourse; the club’s name was restyled in 1891 but the club itself was defunct by 1960. Thomas Charles Agar-Robartes, 6th Viscount Clifden (1844-1930), known as Lord Robartes, banker and lawyer, was the first president and served as club captain; the competition for the Robartes Gold Medal was an annual affair