english     Bookmark and Share  
Categories []

Dunlop Challenge Cup Midland Professional Foursomes Henry Cotton, Archie Compston **SOLD**
Auction ID: 115147   |  Status: Closed   |  Item viewed 41 times
Back to home page
View store
Main Category : Recent Sold Items > Golf
Bidder or seller of this item? Sign in for your status
Print View Watch this Item Send this Auction to a Friend

Dunlop Challenge Cup Midland Professional Foursomes Henry Cotton, Archie Compston **SOLD**
Quantity 1

You must be registered in order to be able to bid.

Location : PE29 1YD, Cambridgeshire
Country : United Kingdom
Time Left :
Start Time : Jul. 25, 2020 16:23:58
End Time : Sep. 19, 2020 16:23:58
Make Offer
Winner(s) N/A
The auction is being watched by 0 users
Seller Information
oldsportsauctions (2) Verified Bidder Verified Seller
Registered since Mar. 16, 2012
in United Kingdom
View store

Reputation Rating 100.00%
View Reputation



A large George V solid silver pedestal trophy cup, engraved 'Dunlop Challenge Cup Midland Professional Foursomes. Presented by Dunlop Rubber Company Limited. March 1920'. The reverse engraved with the winners from 1920 to 1931 including Henry Cotton and Archie Compston. The full list of winners is:

L Holland G V Tuck, Little Aston March 1920 and again Northampton March 1921;

T Williamsom H Cawsey, Rushcliffe March 1922;

M Bingham W Saunders, Walmley March 1923;

J Bloxham T H Richards Willesley Park March 1926;

G R Buckle G V Tuck Blackwell March 1927;

A Compston AR Wheildon Northants County 1928;

T Barber M Bingham Hollinwell 1929;

T H Cotton L T Cotton Gerrards Cross 1930

W Button J Stait Copt Heath 1931.

Sir Thomas Henry Cotton won the Open Championship in 1934, 1937 and 1948, becoming the leading British player of his generation. His record round of 65, made during the 1934 Open Championship, led to the Dunlop golf company issuing the famous 'Dunlop 65' ball. Cotton placed 17 times in the top-10 at the Open. Cotton also succeeded in winning many titles on the European circuit during the 1930s.Cotton was a playing member of three British Ryder Cup teams, in 1929, 1937 and 1947, serving as captain of the team in 1947, and was a non-playing captain in 1953.

Archibald Edward Wones Compston through the 1920s he built a reputation as a formidable match play golfer, in an era when many professionals made more money from "challenge" matches against fellow pros, or wealthy amateurs, than from tournament golf. Famously, in 1928, Compston - who had won the British PGA Matchplay Championship in 1925 and 1927 - faced Walter Hagen, who had won the American PGA Championship at match play in the previous four years, in a 72-hole challenge match, and defeated the American 18 & 17. Compston played in the Ryder Cup in 1927, 1929 and 1931, defeating Gene Sarazen on one occasion. Compston also became notable as perhaps Britain's first "celebrity" professional golfer, becoming a coach to the future Edward VIII. He was the professional at the Wentworth Club from 1945 to 1948, and later at the Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda.

Geo V Tuck was Chairman of the Midland Professioals from 1919 to 1949. Professional Penn 1908-1911, South Staffs 1911-1932

Len Holland professional Northamptonshire 1910-1924 Gerrards Cross 1924-1938.

Tom Williamson professional Bulwell Forest 1898-1934 English International 1904 to 1913.

Acanthus-capped flying scroll handles, knopped stem, spreading circular foot, 21.5cm high - image including golf ball is to show the size of the trophy. Fully hallmarked for Elkington & Co, Birmingham 1919.

To Win This Item Either:

1. Click the "Buy It Now" button, it's yours guaranteed and no one else can win it,


2. Click the "Make Offer" button, decide what you would like to offer for the item, submit your offer and we'll carefully consider it. Who knows you may be successful.


Shipping Conditions Buyer pays for shipping expenses
Postage GBP 15.00
Insurance -
Shipping Method Recorded
Shipping Calculator
Postage GBP 0.00

Direct Payment
Offline Payment
Postal Order
Postal Order

Ask Poster a Question
Please login in order to ask the seller a question.

Wimbledon Championship 1935
Wimbledon Championship 1935
Start Bid : GBP 35.00
Current Bid : -
Ends : Nov. 18, 2020 18:30:19
Rare Bedford v Old Blues XV 24th Jan 1948
Rare Bedford v Old Blues XV 24th Jan 1948
Start Bid : GBP 15.00
Current Bid : -
Ends : Nov. 18, 2020 18:30:47
Avenue FC Champions Medal 1929 Plus Silver Chain & Fob **SOLD**
Avenue FC Champions Medal 1929 Plus Silver Chain & Fob **SOLD**
Start Bid : GBP 75.00
Current Bid : -
Ends : Nov. 01, 2020 14:42:43

The poster , oldsportsauctions , assumes all responsibility for the contents of this listing