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Charles Price's Early Career USGA Press Credential Badge

When the ultimate foursome is discussed for golf writers it is hard to argue with Grantland Rice, OB. Keeler, Herbert Warren Wind and Charles Price. Likely the best piece of memorabilia to recognize this important part of the game of golf's history would be to have press pins or passes from these cornerstones of golf writing. Offered here is the perfect starting point to that collection in Charles Price's United States Golf Association press credential which bears his name. It has a vintage look about it, call it 1950's or 60's when compared with similar badges which the U.S.G.A. employed in that time period. It remains fully intact with only standard wear present over its 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" surface. It is easy to say that in the fore mentioned foursome that Charley Price, who played two years on Tour before turning to golf writing, would be laying strokes to the other three legendary writers.

The Charles Price Collection
If golf had a Renaissance man, surely it was Charles Price. For nearly 50 years he touched the golf community with his flair for writing, a Hemingway of the fairways. Over that span his stylish writing was combined with an intimate players knowledge of the game based on his 1947-48 appearances as an amateur on the PGA Tour. This provided Price with a unique skill set to relate to players not found among his fellow golf scribes. He was highly respected by Bobby Jones as a writer and friend with the two visiting often for one-on-one conversations. He became a historian of the game through his time living with Walter Hagen, traveling with Gene Sarazen on "Shell's Wonderful World of Golf", competing with Ben Hogan & Sam Snead and writing about the careers of Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer since they were college age players . Among his 17 books authored, co-authored or contributed to were "A Golf Story" (about The Masters, Augusta National and Jones); along with "The World of Golf: A Panorama of Six Centuries of the Game's History", and "Golfer-at-Large" all considered classics in golf literature.

The founding editor of GOLF Magazine in 1958, Price formulated the model for the game's contemporary magazines, and through columns for "Golf" and later "Golf Digest" where he spent his last dozen years his thoughtful analysis and retrospection presented the game.

He was the first golf director at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island and is largely responsible for establishing the Heritage Classic in 1969, one of the most prestigious events on the PGA Tour. These accomplishments led to countless far ranging awards in the golfing community which included 1988 recognition as one of the 100 Heroes of the First Century of Golf, the 1987 Donald Ross Award from Golf Course Architects and in 1985 he was elected by the Golf Writers Association of America to receive its tenth Memorial Gold Journalism Award, sponsored by Jack Nicklaus. His first place writing competition awards from the G.W.A.A. are too voluminous to list in this short space. We at The Golf Auction would like to thank Charles Price's widow Laurie Rider for entrusting us with Charley's life-long golf acquisitions, and are appreciative of her desire to allow the collecting public to share in his love of the game.

Please note: This auction will end at 5:00pm EST Sunday, November 18th, 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 (up to 9pm EST, then countdown clock will adjust to 5min time period). 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.

Charles Price's Early Career USGA Press Credential BadgeCharles Price's Early Career USGA Press Credential BadgeCharles Price's Early Career USGA Press Credential BadgeCharles Price's Early Career USGA Press Credential BadgeCharles Price's Early Career USGA Press Credential Badge
Charles Price's Early Career USGA Press Credential Badge
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $310.20
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Monday, November 19, 2018.
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