thegolfauction.com have just closed their latest auction which featured over 1,100 golf memorabilia lots.
One of the key pieces was a 2005 Masters Champion Dinner menu signed by the winner Tiger Woods.
The 2005 Masters is the tournament where Tiger pulled off what is widely regarded to be the greatest golf shot of all time with a deft little chip onto the green to watch the ball meander it's way down to the hole before stopping milimetres short of the hole, before finally rolling into the hole perfectly showing the Nike Swoosh - a marketing Executive's dream.
The Masters Champion Dinner is attended only by previous winners and the Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, so Tiger signed the menu just a few hours after winning his fourth Masters Championship.
Believed to be one of only 5-6 known examples the menu sold for $2,244 - a veritable bargain.
The star item of the golf auction tunred out to be Mickey Wright's 1959 USPGA Major Championship Medal from Churchill Valley Country Club, made of 14kt gold.
Wright won 13 major championships. Ben Hogan regarded her swing as the best he had ever seen, and she is considered to be the greatest female golfer of all time.
The gold medal sold for $77,571.
One of the more unusuals lot was a rake/water iron, made by blacksmith James Brown, one of the most famous clubs in golf.
The iron, known as "The Major", has long slots cut into its head, designed to force sand or water through the head of the club, to ensure a cleanly hit ball.
The club sold for $4,713.
A similar club sold for $11,878 in September 2019.
A signed Tom Brady golf ball also featured at the auction, selling for $2,500.
The Lombardi Trophy Titleist 12 ball was used, and signed by Brady, at the made for television 'The Match, in Las Vegas in June 2022.
Other auction highlights included:
- A Palmer, Nicklaus and Player signed Masters flag that sold for $1,433
- A 2020 Ryders Cup golf bag signed by Captains Stricker and Harrington that sold for $1,504
- A never seen before photo and negative of Bobby Jones teeing off at the August National construction gorunds which sold for $3,384
- A 2019 Masters 15th hole flag, used in the competition, that sold for $4,957
- A 1952 Bobby Jones signed Masters spectator guide that sold for $4,506
- A Jack Nicklaus personally owned and used wedge which sold for $711