2022 May Golf Memorabilia Auction - Closing Date 5/22/2022
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1934 Augusta National Invitational (Masters) Official Program


Augusta National produced a very limited number of programs for its first tournament in 1934 due to financial constraints, and fear of limited interest in the event. This lot contains one of these seldom seen 1934 programs. The 1934 Augusta Invitation Tournament program was produced to be used as an advertising tool to solicit new membership for the Augusta National Golf Club and to make some much needed revenue for Bobby Jones' start-up club. While this highly treasured 1934 publication often features dark edging and obvious wear to the hypersensitive soft mint colored cover after nearly a century since its printing, this example stands head and shoulders above those. Pleasingly, it exhibits negligible cover wear (only noted for accuracy purposes) and lily white pages inside - grading in very good condition. Its noticeably high presentation value is obvious and it has been preserved to be one of the top inaugural Masters Tournament programs in existence. Please inspect the accompanying lot images for better understanding of the hard-to-beat condition of the publication firmly held together with a tight binding. The offered version here of the inaugural program contains the final scoring of Horton Smith in his 1934 victory. Its second printing was used post-championship to gain additional tournament sponsors for the 1935 event. Under 60 copies of this program are known to exist. This highly desired, yet seldom found heirloom is the pinnacle to advance any Masters or golf collection.

Below is a excerpt from David Owen's book on Augusta and the Start of the Masters regarding the 1934 Program: "The program was forty-four pages long and contained a map of the course, descriptions of the holes (written by MacKenzie), photographs of the clubhouse and other points of interest, historical information about the property, photographs of most of the members of the club, and several dozen advertisements. It sold for twenty-five cents. Over-represented among the advertisers were the club's numerous creditors, who had been offered space in lieu of payment."

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1934 Augusta National Invitational (Masters) Official Program
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Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $33,238.93
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Monday, May 23, 2022.
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