2023 November Golf Memorabilia Auction - Closing Date 11/26/23
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1921 Bobby Jones 'Broke Course Record' US Open National Wire Photo 7/20/21

At the 1921 US Open teenager Bobby Jones strolled into town and with his very first look at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland, he broke the course record! The young Jones, beginning his second National Open go, is captured by a lensman hands on his hips speaking with an official moments after that impressive feat. The bowtie bearing, cigarette smoking, (likely) contestant badge wearing Bobby Jones was less than a month after his infamous temper flareup of St Andrews, but you would never know it in this depiction. This crystal clear original photo of the 19-year old full body shot is an uncommon early shot of the then future star. Two days after this shot competition got underway for the 1921 US Open title. While Bobby improved on his T8 finish from the year prior, he wouldn't be satisfied with 5th - with a first round 78 to thank. A second round 71 card would be the lowest in the field, and get him into 4th place prior to a pair of 77's. This National wire photo contains appropriate stamping and hand-written notations on its verso along with the significant affixed corresponding caption that is transcribed below.

"Bobby Jones, the young Atlantic Amateur who yesterday broke the course record in his first romp over the course is here shown talking "possibilities." An important side note that we would be remisced not adding is that Bobby Jones' favorite Columbia CC hole according to Golf Week was the par 3 16th. It is a long and narrow, multi-tiered green that is guarded in the front by water, as well as two bunkers, one in front and one behind. This likely sounds familiar, as historians have said that it was Jones inspiration for the 12th at Augusta National. Anyway, this is one of our favorite Bobby Jones original photos, and we expect the bidding intensity to reflect that. 9 x 7"

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