- Bobby Jones Rare Golf Related
Autograph Note Signed
- JONES, Robert T. 'Bobby' (1902-1971).
Legendary American Golfer, winner
of five US Opens and three British Opens, along with Alister
McKenzie designed the Augusta National golf course and started
The Masters golf tournament held at Augusta each year.
Autographed Note Signed, at the
bottom portion of a fan's letter requesting a signed golf ball,
no place or date, but circa early to mid-1950s. Reads:
- "I haven't been able to
play golf for 5 years
therefore have no golf balls.
Hope enclosed will do
Handwritten letters from Jones's early years are few and far
between. Letters from later in his life, after he was struck
with illness, are virtually non-existent. In 1948, Jones would
come face to face with the greatest challenge of his life. Suffering
from severe back and neck pain, tests showed he had bone growths
on three cervical vertebrae. Eventually, he was diagnosed with
syringomyelia, a rare and degenerative disease of the central
nervous system. Paralysis first required Jones to use a cane,
then leg braces, and finally a wheelchair.
- Accompanied with an 8 in. by 10 in. black
and white photograph of Jones golfing. Letter shows normal age
toning and cross-folds. Overall, very unique in this form. $4,750.00