28 Nov '15, 4pm

England's oldest golf club to sell famed portrait at auction to save itself https://t.co/ieZ0xinz2p https://t.co/WsKzU4Gjt5

England's oldest golf club to sell famed portrait at auction to save itself https://t.co/ieZ0xinz2p https://t.co/WsKzU4Gjt5

When survival is on the line, people are willing to part with even their most treasured possessions. This is the very situation in which the oldest golf club in England finds itself. The Royal Blackheath Golf Club has been a fixture in London for over four centuries. Unfortunately for avid English golfers, the Crown Estate is readying to sell the property along with its iconic clubhouse. In an attempt to prevent the sale and preserve the course for the future, the club is selling its most prized possession, a portrait of Henry Callender, the Captain General of Royal Blackheath, according to a report by The Telegraph . The portrait is believed to have been painted around 1790, and prints of it hang in golf clubs around the world. It is expected to sell at auction for as much as £800,000 . The club is also selling what is believed to be the putter featured in the painting. T...

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