2019 November Golf Memorabilia Auction
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Bobby Jones (D-1971) & Johnny Goodman (D-1970) Signed 1932 U.S. Amateur Baltimore CC Series Ticket


Two of the most highest achieving of Amateur players in the history of the game in Bobby Jones and Johnny Goodman have signed this ticket in pencil on either side of the admission pass. This combination of Jones and Goodman autographs, that may be one-of-a-kind, brings the historian of the game back to the first round of the 1929 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach when Goodman defeated Jones, an upset for the ages, a stunning upset of golf's biggest star. A limited number of Bobby Jones signed tickets are known to exist, and only a few of those actually make it to auction. Here we have the the 1932 United States Amateur ticket with Jones autograph appearing across almost across the entire back surface of the ducat. This badge presents with creases, and with the original green string still attached. Early U.S.G.A. Amateur memorabilia is difficult to find and a 1932 paper ticket is right up there in scarcity as are any Amateur badge from that time period. The match was played over the Five Farms course, ten miles out of Baltimore. Ross Somerville became the first Canadian to win the U.S.G.A. Amateur. He defeated Johnny Goodman 2 & 1, who had reached the Championship with a win over Francis Ouimet in the semis. The Goodman story, who signs the front of the offered ticket, is of great interest as the next year he won the U.S. Open, as the last golfer playing merely for pride and sport to capture the championship or any Major. With the odds of an amateur ever winning one again, slim at best. Not only does Goodman have the distinction of being the last amateur to win the U.S. Open, but he won the 1937 U.S. Amateur too. That makes him one of just 11 golfers to have won both titles -- an elite roster comprised of Jerome Travers, Chick Evans, Bobby Jones, Francis Ouimet, Goodman, Lawson Little, Arnold Palmer, Gene Littler, Jack Nicklaus, Jerry Pate and Tiger Woods. Goodman, the winner of the American Double would soon become one of the few golfers to ever appear on the cover of Time magazine. The scallop edged ticket measures 3 3/4" diameter. PSA/DNA has reviewed the signatures of Jones and the seldom seen autograph of Goodman who passed in 1970 at 60 years of age after a lifetime of undeserved anonymity. PSA's findings lead to full letter of authenticity that comes with this lot.

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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Bobby Jones( D-1971) & Johnny Goodman (D-1970) Signed 1932 U.S. Amateur CC Series Ticket PSA/DNA #AH04005Bobby Jones( D-1971) & Johnny Goodman (D-1970) Signed 1932 U.S. Amateur CC Series Ticket PSA/DNA #AH04005Bobby Jones( D-1971) & Johnny Goodman (D-1970) Signed 1932 U.S. Amateur CC Series Ticket PSA/DNA #AH04005Bobby Jones( D-1971) & Johnny Goodman (D-1970) Signed 1932 U.S. Amateur CC Series Ticket PSA/DNA #AH04005Bobby Jones( D-1971) & Johnny Goodman (D-1970) Signed 1932 U.S. Amateur CC Series Ticket PSA/DNA #AH04005Bobby Jones( D-1971) & Johnny Goodman (D-1970) Signed 1932 U.S. Amateur CC Series Ticket PSA/DNA #AH04005Bobby Jones( D-1971) & Johnny Goodman (D-1970) Signed 1932 U.S. Amateur CC Series Ticket PSA/DNA #AH04005Bobby Jones( D-1971) & Johnny Goodman (D-1970) Signed 1932 U.S. Amateur CC Series Ticket PSA/DNA #AH04005Bobby Jones( D-1971) & Johnny Goodman (D-1970) Signed 1932 U.S. Amateur CC Series Ticket PSA/DNA #AH04005
Bobby Jones( D-1971) & Johnny Goodman (D-1970) Signed 1932 U.S. Amateur CC Series Ticket PSA/DNA #AH04005
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