2021 November Memorabilia Auction - Closing Date 11/21/21
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Champion Hal Sutton's 1986 Phoenix Open Winner's Plaque with Thunderbirds Necklace


The Phoenix Open is one of the longest run events on the PGA Tour. Dating back to the 1930's its past champions have included Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Jimmy Demaret, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson. Hal Sutton is a member of this elite group of golfers having won the Phoenix Open for his sixth PGA title in 1986. In addition to the winners medal and check the champion of the Phoenix Open also receives the silver pendant of the Thunderbird presented tastefully on a complimenting necklace on the royal blue backing in the center of this wood plaque casing. Derived from American Indian Symbols this medallion represents the organization, The Thunderbirds, which serve as the civic organization that organizes the tournament and does much of the work surrounding it. With only a handful over 50 active members, who have been asked to join (similar to membership at the Augusta National) being a member of The Thunderbirds is one of the highest honors a resident of Phoenix can achieve. These members proudly were the medallion which is emblematic of continuous civic pride and unrivaled success. They recognize the success of their tournament champion by awarding them the silver Thunderbird, with a silver-tone nameplate engraved "1986 Winner - Sponsored by the Pheonix Thunderbirds" just below. A very unique opportunity to own a Thunderbird pendant presents its self here. 18 1/2" x 12".

The Hal Sutton Collection
The 'Be The Right Club Today!' Podcast from Hal Sutton Golf is ready for your listening pleasure Hal Sutton Golf Podcast No one else has Hal Sutton, a 14-time PGA Tour Winner and Ryder Cup Captain who can really teach you how to think, how to believe in yourself, how to commit, how to PLAY the game. While Chase Cooper, one of the best instructors in the country, can use his expertise along with our cutting-edge technology to improve your ball striking, short game, putting, etc. Old school meets new school at the Hal Sutton Golf Academy.
Hal Sutton's golf game flourished while growing up in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. In fact the highly touted amateur golfer chose to stay closeby after high school and went to local Centenary College. It wouldn't take much time for the All American to put his school and town on the national golfing map when he received 'Golf Magazine's 1980 College Player of the Year' after 14 victories and lifting the small liberal arts school to 9th in the Nation. Unsurprisingly Hal Sutton would find great success at the professional level, notching 14  PGA Tour victories between 1982 and 2001. The 1983 season was a one for Sutton, earning PGA Tour Player of the Year honors as the leading money winner and the new accolade of 'major champion.' Sports Illustrated's golf writer Dan Jenkins' emphatically recapped his 1983 PGA Championship triumph with "There's a New Bear on the Loose - Hal Sutton Put a Death Grip on the PGA Championship To Stop a Classic Jack Nicklaus Charge." This came only months after his The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass win. Representing his country became a common role Sutton found himself in, as a 4-time Ryder Cup player in 1985, 1987, 1999, and 2002, before being chosen as the Ryder Cup Captain in 2004. He was a victorious Walker Cup team member in 1979 and 1981.
After playing two decades on the tour Hal began to shift his attention to philanthropy, with that soon becoming a main focus. This didn't go unnoticed in the golfing community and Sutton was the 2007 Payne Stewart Award recipient. He would raise more than $2 million with fellow Louisiana natives David Toms and Kelly Gibson for Hurricane Katrina and Rita victims. The Golf Auction has been very appreciative of the opportunity to offer some of Hal's Collection, including his 1998 TOUR Championship Calamity Jane Trophy, Gold Plated Scotty Cameron Putter for 2000 Players Win and all four of his 2000 Players Championship winning scorecards when it was "The Right Club."

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Champion Hal Sutton's 1986 Phoenix Open Winner's Plaque with Thunderbirds Necklace
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,407.28
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Sunday, November 21, 2021.
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