2018 June US Open Memorabilia Auction
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Bob Goalby's Personal Friend Sam Snead Signed Golf Ball

A Sam Snead signed vintage Titleist golf ball is available in this lot. Snead signed balls always bring out the bidders, and we expect nothing different from this item. The seven-time Major winner signed the ball in black marker, surely a must have for any signed ball collection. One of the top players in the world for most of four decades. Snead won a record 82 PGA Tour events including seven majors. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974, and received the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. This ball was signed personally by Snead for his friend Bob Goalby. It comes highly presentable.

James Spence Authentication (JSA) has reviewed the signature and their auction letter of authenticity will come with this lot.


Many, if not most of you are aware that Bob Goalby on April 14th, 1968 won the Masters Tournament. His triumph was accomplished by brilliant play when it mattered most, in back nine Sunday fashion, posting an eagle at hole 15-(Tournament founder Bobby Jones described his play on that hole in a post-championship letter to Goalby,"Your exquisite shot to the 15th, which was the finest shot I have ever seen played on that hole"). The eagle at 15 highlighted a brilliant final round which saw Bob post a 66 for an overall score of 277, the third lowest 72 hole score in the 32 years of play to that date at the Masters. With this victory he etched his name forever in the record books as one of Golf's Major winners, to date an elite group limited to just 220 golfers of which 52 are Masters champions.

The 1968 Masters champion in a letter of thanks, to Jones and his fellow Augusta National founding member Clifford Roberts, talked of going forward with "humility and appreciation and also with the dignity and class that so typify the Masters". Goalby over the next 50 years in the golf world has been true to those ideals he pronounced. One thing is exceedingly clear, if you are ever fortunate to spend any length of time with Bob Goalby, he is an Ambassador for the Sport of Golf. He was through his 11 PGA Tour wins and one stroke runner-up finishes in both the 1961 U.S. Open and 1962 PGA Championships(in pursuit of one of those wins he even made a Tour record of eight straight birdies during the 1961 St.Petersburg Open). He was through International team competition at the 1963 Ryder Cup play (Bob posted a 3-1-1 record including 2-0 in singles matches for the Arnold Palmer captained team at East Lake). He was post playing career with a successful decade plus run as a PGA Tour golf commentator for NBC. He was that same great citizen of the game's high moral standards as a founding member of the Senior Tour who sat on that circuits Policy Board while still finding time to keep his game sharp enough to add two more wins to his career resume.

If that was not enough his ideals about the game of golf and it's Touring pros can still be seen today at the professional level through nephew Jay Haas on the Champion Tour and great nephew Bill Haas on the PGA Tour. With all these thoughts in mind, it is the utmost pleasure and honor for The Golf Auction to enter into a long term agreement with Bob and his family members to offer cherished mementos from his most distinguished and long running career. This auction will offer a one time opportunity to obtain personal items which belonged to Mr. Goalby. Additional offerings though planned and contracted will not occur in the foreseeable near term, so please bid aggressively on this unique privilege which presents itself.

Please note: This auction will end at 5:00pm EST on Sunday, June 17th, with EXTENDED BIDDING to follow. All items in the auction will remain open until no items have received a bid within a 15 minute time period. Still the lowest rate among major golf auction houses, there is a buyer's premium of 17.5% for all items. All lots are free to be bid on until extended bidding has ended.

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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $232.65
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Monday, June 18, 2018.
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