The Golf Auction, which specializes in a wide variety of exclusive golf memorabilia and collectibles, will be hosting an auction featuring some of the most sought after golf memorabilia.
Collectors can begin bidding on July 27. Bidding ends at 5 p.m. EST on Aug. 12 with extended bidding to follow.
Highlighted items in the auction include:
1934 Augusta National Invitation Saturday Third Round Medal Play Ticket #1655
The 1934 first year ticket is the most spectacular of all Masters badges and tickets, and one of the most highly prized of all Masters collectibles. Any example of a 1934 ticket is extremely rare, with fewer than 10 examples known. This is the only known Saturday ticket. It is so seldom seen that an elite golf collector reports that the Augusta National did not have an example of a ticket from their maiden tournament until just recently.
1928 U.S. Amateur Championship at Brae Burn program – Bobby Jones winner
Items from any of Bobby Jones’ Major Championship wins are few and far between, with very few originals from victories hitting the marketplace. The 1928 United States Amateur Championship saw Jones at the most dominant stage of his career. This match play event saw Jones post a double digit triumph in each of his last three matches on the way to the title.
1899 USGA Women’s Amateur Championship
at Philadelphia CC Badge
Offered here is one of only two known examples in the world. This rarely seen ticket to the 1899 tournament has withstood the test of time, coming in good condition. The seldom seen good condition for a ticket for the 1899 contest pales in comparison to the rarity of the ticket itself.
Tom Watson’s 1982 Masters Tournament Defending Champion Contestant Badge #001
As the reigning champion in 1982, Watson was issued contestant badge #001, as is tradition. The tradition was not in place during the early days of the Masters, or the Augusta National Invitation Tournament as it was called in its early days. Bobby Jones would always have contestant badge #001 until he relinquished that role to begin the tradition. Highly sought after, this defending Masters Champion contestant badge is the first of its kind The Golf Auction has had the opportunity to offer in an auction.
1937 Augusta National Invitational Tournament Saturday Ticket #1311 signed by Winner Byron Nelson
Masters tickets pre-dating World War II have proven to be some of the more difficult ones to acquire, which has resulted in record prices being realized. This ticket with its original string is from the 1937 contest that saw Byron Nelson claim his first Masters victory. He would also claim the 1942 tournament before it took a hiatus for the war effort. Many fans wonder how many more Byron would have won during those four years.
Phil Mickelson signed Golf Ball FULL JSA
An authentic Phil Mickelson autographed golf ball is undoubtedly the most difficult to find of any major champion. Even though Tiger Woods has virtually never signed a golf ball since early in his first season as a pro, they remain far more common than signed Mickelson golf balls.
Deane Beman’s 1986 Open Championship at St. Andrews Contestant Badge – Greg Norman Win
The former PGA Tour commissioner has entrusted The Golf Auction with many collectibles from his storied career. From Ryder Cup trophies and Hall of Fame pins, to Open Championship contestant items and more.
To view all the lots in the auction or to register for free, visit www.TheGolfAuction.com.