2020 September Golf Memorabilia Auction
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1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price - The Charles Price Collection


Offered here is a copy of 1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price signed and personalized by Price. This book chronicles the game of golf and its stars from 1920 until 1935. 1920 starts off with an excerpt from Jock Hutchison and concludes with pieces from the likes of Bobby Jones and Grantland Rice. It is in good condition with a loose, yet intact binding for the first few pages.


The Charles Price Collection
If golf had a Renaissance man, surely it was Charles Price. For nearly 50 years he touched the golf community with his flair for writing, a Hemingway of the fairways. Over that span his stylish writing was combined with an intimate players knowledge of the game based on his 1947-48 appearances as an amateur on the PGA Tour. This provided Price with a unique skill set to relate to players not found among his fellow golf scribes. He was highly respected by Bobby Jones as a writer and friend with the two visiting often for one-on-one conversations. He became a historian of the game through his time living with Walter Hagen, traveling with Gene Sarazen on "Shell's Wonderful World of Golf", competing with Ben Hogan & Sam Snead and writing about the careers of Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer since they were college age players . Among his 17 books authored, co-authored or contributed to were "A Golf Story" (about The Masters, Augusta National and Jones); along with "The World of Golf: A Panorama of Six Centuries of the Game's History", and "Golfer-at-Large" all considered classics in golf literature.

The founding editor of GOLF Magazine in 1958, Price formulated the model for the game's contemporary magazines, and through columns for "Golf" and later "Golf Digest" where he spent his last dozen years his thoughtful analysis and retrospection presented the game.

He was the first golf director at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island and is largely responsible for establishing the Heritage Classic in 1969, one of the most prestigious events on the PGA Tour. These accomplishments led to countless far ranging awards in the golfing community which included 1988 recognition as one of the 100 Heroes of the First Century of Golf, the 1987 Donald Ross Award from Golf Course Architects and in 1985 he was elected by the Golf Writers Association of America to receive its tenth Memorial Gold Journalism Award, sponsored by Jack Nicklaus. His first place writing competition awards from the G.W.A.A. are too voluminous to list in this short space. We at The Golf Auction would like to thank Charles Price's widow Laurie Rider for entrusting us with Charley's life-long golf acquisitions, and are appreciative of her desire to allow the collecting public to share in his love of the game.



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1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price - The Charles Price Collection1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price - The Charles Price Collection1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price - The Charles Price Collection1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price - The Charles Price Collection1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price - The Charles Price Collection1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price - The Charles Price Collection1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price - The Charles Price Collection1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price - The Charles Price Collection1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price - The Charles Price Collection1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price - The Charles Price Collection1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price - The Charles Price Collection1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price - The Charles Price Collection
1964 'The American Golfer' Book Edited by Charles Price - The Charles Price Collection
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Auction closed on Monday, September 21, 2020.
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