1920s and 30s Golfing Items to be Sold from Southwell Golf Course

11th July 2013

The collection of items once belonged to George Cholerton who was manager of the Southwell Lace Mill in the early part of the 20th century. Now his prized items of golfing memorabilia will feature in the next sale at the Lincoln auction rooms of Golding Young & Mawer on Wednesday, July 17.

Auctioneer John Leatt said: "George Cholerton was a prominent member of the community in Southwell and a member of the Southwell Golf Club. He was obviously a good player as among the collection we have trophies relating to two holes in one and tournament winner's medals.

"These items will appeal particularly to local collectors and those interested in sporting memorabilia and we expect a great deal of interest on sale day."

Lot 193 - Golfing Memorabilia From The Southwell Golf Course In The 1920's And '30s


The collection includes two golf balls and a trophy relating to two holes in one achieved at the Southwell Golf Course in 1920 and 1934, two enamel spoons holding the Golf Club emblem and a nine carat gold golf tournament winner's medal. The lot is estimated to sell for between £200 and £300.


During the Second World War, the golf course Mr Cholerton would have played on at Southwell was turned into allotments for local people. The current Southwell Golf Club and Course was established in 1993 on the site of the Southwell Racecourse, two miles from Southwell and five miles from the market town of Newark.

In the same sale, there is also a modern cello by Robert Cain who is a well-known maker and lecturer at the Newark School of Violin Making. Made in 1991, the cello has an estimate of between £1,000 and £1,500.

For more information about sales at Golding Young & Mawer log-on to www.goldingyoung.com or phone the Grantham saleroom on (01476) 565118 or the Lincoln saleroom on (01522) 524984.

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