There are a number of spoons about
golf, but I only have two to share with you.
This magnificent 6" spoon was designed to be given as a golf trophy
The golf ball finial has the entwined letters ICC which stands for the
Ibaraki Country Club in Osaka, Japan
The back of the finial shows us that the spoon was produced for the
Ibaraki Country Club
and further down the stem is the word "won" and a name is supposed to
be engraved - -but this handle is not engraved.
The 36 hole Ibaraki golf course in Osaka, Japan is one of the oldest
golf courses and is supposedly one of the most challenging.
The East Course opened in 1925 and was designed by Robert Ford and
Seiichi Inoue. It is built on gently rolling terrain and was completely
built by hand. It is not a long course but there is a premium on
accuracy. The West Course is newer, longer and there is more variation
in the terrain. The courses are very different but both are challenging
and enjoyable. Ibaraki is ranked #40 in Japan’s Top 50 Courses.
Ibaraki has hosted a number of tournaments over the years.
From Sep. 25-28, 2008 the PGA sponsored Asia-Pacific
Panasonic Open used this course in a 200,000 yen prize tournament.
Japanese golf courses are known for their outstanding beauty and are
maintained like perhaps no other courses in the world. The attention to
the minutest details is truly remarkable. Unlike many courses around
the world, they are built to commune with nature, not to conquer it.
The Japanese have a reverence for nature and you will sense it as you
play their marvelous golf courses.
The spoon is housed in a box with the name Shobido Jewelry Co.,
An Internet search indicates that a Shobido company in Japan was
founded in 1603.
I am not sure if these are the same company.
This spoon has a picture of the Waveland Golf Club engraved in the bowl
The spoon is marked with the Wilcox and Evertson mark, "sterling"
and a "B" which is probably the engraver stamp.
This company later became part of International Silver.
Waveland Golf Course in Des Moines, Iowa is the oldest municipal golf
course west of the
Mississippi River. Established in 1901, the course has been rated a top
100 public golf course in the country.
With 18 holes sculpted from rolling terrain featuring large greens,
finely manicured fairways and majestic trees, Waveland provides a
magnificent setting for a peaceful round of golf in the center of
The course is a favorite for local golfers as over 40,000 rounds are
played each year. In addition, the vintage 1940's red brick clubhouse
provides a pleasant atmosphere and unmatched facility for outings,
weddings and other events. The pictures of the two buildings look
different to me. I suspect that the spoon shows an older clubhouse as I
suspect this spoon was made in the 1900-1910 era and which was torn
down and rebuilt in the 1940's.
crossed golf clubs? hockey sticks?
I don't know what the letters stand for
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