2020 September Golf Memorabilia Auction
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Francis Ouimet Signed & Inscribed Photo "Boy Who Won the 1913 Open" to His Caddie Eddie Lowery


The stage was set, with the outcome undetermined as the United States Golf Association chose Massachusetts' own The Country Club in Brookline to host their national championship, the US Open. Brookline, Massachusetts, native and 20-year old amateur Francis Ouimet would earn the nickname "Father of Amateur Golf" with tournament victory. The only more improbable success story that week was that of the caddie he had employed, 10-year old Eddie Lowrey.

One of the finest artifacts from that tournament is this example of one of golf's most renown images, signed from player to caddie. "This is the Boy who won the 1913 Open" was applied in Francis Ouimet's hand to sidekick Lowrey with a steel-tip fountain pen on either side of the white towel around 10-year old caddie Lowrey's neck on this believed to be 2nd generation photo. A gleeful Francis Ouimet is captured holding up a "lucky" horseshoe while sitting on shoulders and peering over in the third row of the impromptu foot parade that took place in memorable fashion after outlasting leading professionals Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff. 30 individuals are counted in this photograph to some capacity hoping to be present in the moment that would change golf history in a colossal way, with an emphasis on golf in the United States. The story doesn't end there, as many know that Lowrey himself would find success later in life as an established millionaire car dealer and business man that placed a bet on "The Match" in 1956. It was his way to give back to amateur golf.

James Spence Authentication (JSA) has reviewed this signature and their FULL letter of authenticity comes with this lot for both the signature and inscription being done in Ouimet's hand. 13 1/2" x 10 3/4"



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Francis Ouimet Signed & Inscribed Photo Boy Who Won the 1913 Open to His Caddie Eddie Lowery JSA FULL #BB65217Francis Ouimet Signed & Inscribed Photo Boy Who Won the 1913 Open to His Caddie Eddie Lowery JSA FULL #BB65217Francis Ouimet Signed & Inscribed Photo Boy Who Won the 1913 Open to His Caddie Eddie Lowery JSA FULL #BB65217Francis Ouimet Signed & Inscribed Photo Boy Who Won the 1913 Open to His Caddie Eddie Lowery JSA FULL #BB65217Francis Ouimet Signed & Inscribed Photo Boy Who Won the 1913 Open to His Caddie Eddie Lowery JSA FULL #BB65217Francis Ouimet Signed & Inscribed Photo Boy Who Won the 1913 Open to His Caddie Eddie Lowery JSA FULL #BB65217Francis Ouimet Signed & Inscribed Photo Boy Who Won the 1913 Open to His Caddie Eddie Lowery JSA FULL #BB65217
Francis Ouimet Signed & Inscribed Photo "Boy Who Won the 1913 Open" to His Caddie Eddie Lowery JSA FULL #BB65217
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $11,354.03
Number Bids: 27
Auction closed on Monday, September 21, 2020.
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