Amateur golfer amasses 251-club collection thought to be worth over £10,000

AN novice golfer has amassed a collection of golf golf equipment worth over £10,000.

Steve Saunders, fifty six, a golfer and 12-handicapper from Nottingham, hadn’t given a second thought to the worth of a variety of golfs golf equipment that spans virtually forty years.

 Steve Saunders has 251 clubs in his impressive collection

Steve Saunders has 251 golf equipment in his spectacular collection

Sprawled throughout the storage of his East Midland house, Steve has been retiring his previous golf equipment to the confines of his storage for many years, changing them almost yearly with the newest fashions of the day.

The collection was uncovered by Steve’s native American Golf retailer after he took golf equipment to the store in search of a valuation after being ordered by his spouse to filter out the storage after years of asking.

The specialists at American Golf estimated his collection has a worth of a staggering £10,one hundred fifty. Golf equipment that have been valued ranged from previous, basic woods from the 1980’s to drivers and putters solely a few years previous.

The haul included 32 drivers, 142 irons, 36 wedges and forty one putters.

 The amateur golfer at the centre of a collection thought to be worth over £10,000

The novice golfer on the centre of a collection thought to be worth over £10,000
 American Golf valued the clubs for the 12-handicapper

American Golf valued the golf equipment for the 12-handicapper

Steve stated: “My spouse has all the time advised me I’m a little bit of a hoarder although I by no means thought there was a lot cash sitting in my storage gathering mud. A number of the older golf equipment I’m undecided on promoting as they maintain some sentimental worth.

“I’ll undoubtedly be heading again into American Golf to commerce in a number of of the golf equipment so I can get the brand new 2018 fashions for this season. What’s left, I’ll in all probability promote.

“I’ve been enjoying golf for a few years and have all the time had a factor for the know-how of the newest golf equipment, so have by no means been in a position to cease myself shopping for extra, yr after yr.

“I haven’t determined what I’d do with the cash, I’d deal with myself to a golf vacation however I’m unsure how that’d go down! I’ll undoubtedly be taking my spouse away, in any case, if it wasn't for her, they’d all nonetheless be within the storage cluttering up the place.”

Barry Lilley, retailer supervisor at American Golf Nottingham: “Although we don’t often do valuations for older golf equipment, we have been intrigued on the scale of Steve’s collection so needed to discover out extra.

“We’ve got a variety of clients bringing of their preowned golf equipment to benefit from our Double Worth Commerce In deal which provides gofers to alternative to commerce up to new fashions, however nothing on Steve’s scale.

“I’ve labored within the business a very long time and have by no means seen something prefer it. There have been plenty of bewildered faces when Steve pulled up with a van packed filled with previous golf equipment. We’re wanting ahead to seeing him again in retailer to decide up the newest fashions.”

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AN novice golfer has amassed a collection of golf golf equipment worth over £10,000.