2019 November Golf Memorabilia Auction
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Dwight D Eisenhower Signed & Used Gettysburg CC Scorecard w/ Munday Hole-In-One


A teacher and his pupil, Rod Munday and Dwight D Eisenhower, played a round together on July 27th, 1963. That activity took place numerous times over the years, but this round was different. Gettysburg Country Club professional Rod Munday got a hole-in-one on the par 3 160 yard hole 2, as scored on the card in this offering. General Dwight D Eisenhower left his name on this Gettysburg CC scorecard in blue ballpoint pen Reverse includes traces of paper from scrapbook. Five-star General Eisenhower served as the 34th President of the United States for two terms from 1953 to 1961 and was known as an avid golfer, with a close relationship to Bobby Jones and Augusta National Golf Club. Rod Munday and Gettysburg Country Club were his teaching professional of choice and "home" golf course for his time in Pennsylvania. IKE was beloved by many and played a large part in the United States history, exhibiting leadership when the nation needed it the most and that will always be remembered. James Spence Authentication (JSA) has reviewed this signature and their auction letter of authentication 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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