2019 June US Open Week Memorabilia Auction - Father's Day
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Haskell Bramble Pat. April 1899 Golf Ball

Haskell was the first company to patent a golf ball made by wrapping rubber thread around a rubber core. The Haskell ball changed the face of the golf equipment market, and after making his mark in the early 1900's, Haskell sold the company in 1917. This lot presents Haskell's bramble patterned golf ball. The example offered here shows significant paint loss, please refer to photographs.

Donna Hamilton Brown Collection
Donna Hamilton Brown, a long time member of the Golf Heritage Society, is a well-respected golf instructor out of Florida, the profession that she has dedicated her life to. The career-amateur golfer followed her pursuit of influencing the golf world in numerous ways. New York Times included her instructional book ‘Play Golf with Toby’ release as a front cover story in 1989. She was able to parlay that successful book teaching golf to children into a brand that included t-shirts and custom Ping golf clubs that she had friend Karsten Solheim himself produce after hearing her mission statement. Generous with her gift for the game of golf, she touched hundreds of children’s’ lives over the years, often teaching beside the likes of notable female professional golfers such as Patty Berg and Nancy Lopez.

Fittingly of who she is and the friends in high places that she has made is a story about her book. When asked about the illustration of her book ‘Play Golf with Toby’ she explained that Kirk Homrighouse was her second choice and that she had multiple conversations with initial choice ‘Peanuts’ illustrator Charles Schulz himself, who explained that he wanted to do it but was sick at the time of production. Along the way she amassed an eclectic collection of golf memorabilia, nicely displayed in her house that included an indoor putting green. We are honored to now share her collection with the public, the way she wants it.


This auction will end at 9:00pm EST Sunday, June 16th (Father's Day) with EXTENDED BIDDING to follow. All items that have received multiple bids in the auction will remain open until no items have received a bid within a 15 minute time period (at 10pm EST, the countdown clock will be adjusted to a 5 minute interval)

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3. All lots that are active in extended bidding will close at the same time, and those with only ONE or NO BIDS will close at 9pm EST

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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $504.08
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
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