What is the most expensive ancient golf club ever sold at auction?

Andrew Dickson's Long Nosed Putter sold at auction for $181,000.

Andrew Dickson Long Nosed Putter

The Andrew Dickson Putter  is the oldest verified golf club. It has the stamp of Andrew Dickson and it’s called the Long Nosed Putter. The club was dated back to the 1700’s and, with it’s authenticity verified, it became the most valuable golf club in the world at the time. 

In 2007, at Sotheby’s auction in New York City, the ancient putter’s final selling price to an anonymous bidder was for $181,000.

Up to 2021 the most expensive golf club ever sold at auction was Tiger Woods backup putter from 2002 which sold at auction for $393,000.