Golf collection goes under hammer

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A collection of golf memorabilia could fetch as much as £2m when it goes on sale in the spring.

Lots including paintings, clubs and balls dating back hundreds of years will be auctioned by Christie’s in London in May.

A painting of the golf course in North Berwick by artist Sir John Lavery is expected to fetch about £300,000.

Featherie style balls made from cowhide and goose feathers and dating from the 17th century could fetch £20,000.

The collection was put together over a quarter of a century by Jaime Ortiz-Patino who founded the Valderrama Golf Club in Spain.

Some lots will go on show in New York, Hong Kong and Dubai before the sale.