2019 November Golf Memorabilia Auction
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1946 US Open Contestant Packet w/ Souvenir Rules Booklet - Lloyd Mangrum Wins


Included in this offering is a 1946 US Open participant packet and golf program and rules booklet from Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland. With movie star good looks Lloyd Mangrum ruled the tour in its first Golden Age, along with Jimmy Demaret, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson. In 1946 at Canterbury outside Cleveland Ohio, Lloyd shot 74-77-68-72=284 for a score of -4 which put him in a three way playoff with Vic Ghezzi and Byron Nelson. The threesome tied in the first playoff round and played a second one in which Lloyd beat Vic and Byron by one shot to win this Championship and a check for $1500. Mangrum achieved all of this even though he gave up the prime years of his career during World War II which saw him land at Normandy, serve under General Patton, fight at the Battle of the Bulge and collect two Purple Hearts. 4" wide 9" high other packet contents 8.5" wide 11" high, fair condition

Rod Munday Collection
A contemporary of Ben Hogan, Jimmy Demaret, Sam Snead, and Paul Runyan, Rod Munday traveled the same proving ground as many of the touring and club professionals in a career that spanned over 50 years. His friendship with those individuals and fellow teaching professionals lasted throughout his life as a pro golfer that started in Northern California and ended in Pennsylvania. Rod competed in many pro tournaments including both the 1940 and 1946 Masters Tournaments. He frequently qualified for and played in the PGA Championship from the 1930’s through the early 1960’s, and competed in the 1934, 1935, 1946, and 1947 US Open. If a putt would have fallen one way or another, Munday could have been a golfer that was mentioned in the same sentence as the legendary golfers of his day.

Munday, a World War II army vet who received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, was the preferred teaching professional for many celebrities and dignitaries, none larger than President and General Dwight D Eisenhower. Eisenhower became Rod’s #1 pupil at the Gettysburg Country Club in Pennsylvania. Munday was just as much a personal friend to these larger than life figures as a golf instructor. Many of the leading tour players such as 1941 Masters champion Craig Wood, considered Rod Munday one of the top putting minds of the 1950’s. Horton Smith, Byron Nelson, Henry Cotton, Jack Grout, and Gene Sarazen all kept in contact with Munday over the years. The allure to play exhibitions at Munday’s clubs at Highland Meadows in Toledo, Ohio and the Country Club of York in Pennsylvania was there for many, including visits and fundraisers attended by one of his closest friends, Ben Hogan.

The Golf Auction is proud to offer the Rod Munday Collection, helping to tell the story of the man himself.



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1946 US Open Contestant Packet w/ Souvenir Rules Booklet - Lloyd Mangrum Wins1946 US Open Contestant Packet w/ Souvenir Rules Booklet - Lloyd Mangrum Wins1946 US Open Contestant Packet w/ Souvenir Rules Booklet - Lloyd Mangrum Wins1946 US Open Contestant Packet w/ Souvenir Rules Booklet - Lloyd Mangrum Wins1946 US Open Contestant Packet w/ Souvenir Rules Booklet - Lloyd Mangrum Wins1946 US Open Contestant Packet w/ Souvenir Rules Booklet - Lloyd Mangrum Wins1946 US Open Contestant Packet w/ Souvenir Rules Booklet - Lloyd Mangrum Wins1946 US Open Contestant Packet w/ Souvenir Rules Booklet - Lloyd Mangrum Wins1946 US Open Contestant Packet w/ Souvenir Rules Booklet - Lloyd Mangrum Wins
1946 US Open Contestant Packet w/ Souvenir Rules Booklet - Lloyd Mangrum Wins
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