Joyce Wethered Grip

On display in: Winning in Style: Ladies’ Golf Since 1920

Date: 1920s

Maker: Sir William Reid Dick (1878-1961), a prominent Scottish sculptor of portraits and monuments.

Winner of four Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship titles, Joyce Wethered had a swing much admired by Walter Hagen and Henry Cotton. In 1930, Bobby Jones played a round of golf with her on the Old Course, St Andrews, before competing in the Amateur Championship. He later admitted, “I have not played golf with anyone, man or woman, amateur or professional, who made me feel so utterly outclassed”. This plaster grip was sculpted by Scottish sculptor, Sir William Reid Dick.