We design, carve, and cast each piece in our workshop in Covington, Louisiana.
We design, carve, and cast each piece in our workshop in Covington, Louisiana.
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St. Andrew Medal on Chain: Patron of Fishermen, Golfers, Scotland
St. Andrew Medal on Chain: Patron of Fishermen, Golfers, Scotland
St. Andrew Medal on Chain: Patron of Fishermen, Golfers, Scotland
St. Andrew Medal on Chain: Patron of Fishermen, Golfers, Scotland
St. Andrew Medal on Chain: Patron of Fishermen, Golfers, Scotland
In the Company of Saints

St. Andrew Medal on Chain: Patron of Fishermen, Golfers, Scotland

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I design, carve, and cast the medals myself. The medals are made of lead-free pewter and have designs on both sides. The medal comes on either an 18-inch or 24-inch stainless steel chain with a lobster clasp. Each necklace comes in a felt jewelry pouch with a history card that states:

"St. Andrew is the patron of golfers* and Scotland because of his connection with the town of St. Andrews, birthplace of golf. Relics of the saint, who was a fisherman and one of the apostles, were brought to Scotland sometime before the 8th century and eventually enshrined at the medieval cathedral at St. Andrews. From the towers of the cathedral one can see the Old Course, and early histories of golf mention players entreating the saint for assistance as they played the windblown links. The medal–with Andrew on the front and the image of the ruins of the old cathedral on the back–was hand carved by Hank Schlau and was then cast by him in lead-free pewter."

*On Andrew as the patron of golfers, see, e.g., J. S. Wood, “Golf for the Literary,” p. 719; E. McCarthy, cited in National Catholic Reporter, December 23, 2005; on the beginnings of golf in Scotland and its relation to saints, see esp. Browning, History of Golf (1955). The crest of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews bears the image of St. Andrew and the saltire.

Dimensions of medal: 1.25 (h) x 1.1 (w) inches

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