2022 September Memorabilia Auction - Closing Date 9/25/2022
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1942 Hale America National Open at Ridgemoor CC Program - Ben Hogan Winner


The Golf Auction is proud to offer our first 1942 Hale America National Open program, originally sourced from the tournament that many golf scholars consider Ben Hogan's first Major title. When the United States entered into World War II, the United States Golf Association opted to cancel the US Open in 1942. In its place they agreed to work with the PGA and the Chicago District Golf Association to hold the Hale America National Open. This tournament was orchestrated almost identically to the US Open, with regional and sectional qualifiers, and with the biggest names in golf who were not serving in the military participating. Played at Ridgemoor Country Club just outside Chicago, Ben Hogan shot an incredible second round 62 (his low career professional round). After four rounds he finished at -17, eclipsing Jimmy Demaret by 3 strokes to win the Championship. Many consider the 1942 Hale America as a Major win, given the structure and strength of competition, and the fact that Hogan was awarded a medal identical to those awarded after the Hale America at each of his other four U.S. Open wins. Whether or not you consider the 1942 Hale America National Open a Major Championship, it definitely adds to the rich history of golf in this country.

The vibrant colored program is in great condition, with the only noticeable blemish being a square cutout on an interior page 33. This lot offers a significant collectible from the tournament, with matching significant value in the golf memorabilia world for a number of reasons. Veteran golf collectors and program collectors alike hold this tournament in the highest regard. Understating what should now be obvious this wartime Hale America material is hard to find. Where does this program and the event it represents stand in golf history? We let our bidders cast a vote with their wallets in hopes of adding this nearly impossible program to their collection - from the tournament that many consider Ben Hogan's first major championship.

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1942 Hale America National Open at Ridgemoor CC Program - Ben Hogan Winner
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $8,674.51
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Sunday, September 25, 2022.
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