2018 September Ryder Cup Auction
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Don Cherry's 1954 Sunnehanna Amateur Champions Sterling Silver Bowl - Inaugural Event


Offered here is Don Cherry's Sunnehanna Amateur champion sterling silver trophy bowl from the inaugural tournament. The trophy bowl presents well and has a top diameter of 9 1/2". Don Cherry helped put the Sunnehanna Amateur on the map, the first Walker Cupper to play the tournament in 1954. Cherry's notoriety as a singer furthered his involvement with the tournament, being pegged to entertain the club members with his stage performance as well as his play on the greens. Cherry was the first champion of the now prestigious Sunnehanna Amateur.

The Don Cherry Collection
Don Cherry was a nightclub headline singer by profession in the 1950's and 60's with a hit song entitled "Band of Gold". His most lucrative work would come as the voice of animated character Mr. Clean in TV detergent commercials of the time. Singer by night, but accomplished golfer by day, Cherry was so good he would turn to professional golf in 1962, after a considerable career as an amateur. In 1952, he was a semifinalist in the United States Golf Association Amateur and was chosen for the Walker Cup team in 1953, 1955, and 1961. He won all singles and foursome matches in which he played. During the '52 Amateur he defeated Frank Stranahan and Gene Littler in third and fourth round matches. The following year in '53 he captured the Canadian Amateur Championship, and followed up in '54 with a win at the prestigious Sunnehanna Amateur. Cherry was a contestant in nine Masters Tournaments, making seven cuts. His closest brush with a Major victory came at the 1960 US Open, as an amateur, when he contended into the fourth round eventually finishing in a three way tie with Ben Hogan for ninth place at even par, four strokes back of the come-from-behind champion Arnold Palmer.

Please note: This auction will end at 5:00pm EST this Sunday, September 30th, 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.

Don Cherry's 1954 Sunnehanna Amateur Champions Sterling Silver Bowl - Inaugural EventDon Cherry's 1954 Sunnehanna Amateur Champions Sterling Silver Bowl - Inaugural EventDon Cherry's 1954 Sunnehanna Amateur Champions Sterling Silver Bowl - Inaugural EventDon Cherry's 1954 Sunnehanna Amateur Champions Sterling Silver Bowl - Inaugural EventDon Cherry's 1954 Sunnehanna Amateur Champions Sterling Silver Bowl - Inaugural EventDon Cherry's 1954 Sunnehanna Amateur Champions Sterling Silver Bowl - Inaugural Event
Don Cherry's 1954 Sunnehanna Amateur Champions Sterling Silver Bowl - Inaugural Event
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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $417.45
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Monday, October 1, 2018.
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