2020 April Memorabilia Auction Featuring Ken Venturi Collection
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Bob Jones Southern States 4-Ball Championship Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. Trophy - Don Cherry Collection


Proudly displaying detailed relief depictions of each of Bobby Jones' four 1930 major trophies is this ornate Bob Jones Trophy - Southern States 4-Ball Championship awarded in commemoration of the great Jones' Grand Slam. The showstopping award contains the "Robert Tyre Jones Jr" name twice in the center, with his US Amateur, US Open, British Open and British Amateur 1930 major victories expanded upon in text above the four trophy reliefs. Sportswriter for the 'New York Sun', George Trevor, would phrase Jones' four Major triumphs in 1930 as Jones "stormed the impregnable quadrilateral of golf." Sponsored by the Southern Golf Association, Walker Cup member and esteemed golfer Don Cherry was recipient of this trophy in 1953 at the Southern Amateur Championship held at Lakewood Country Club in Dallas, Texas. This trophy measures 14 3/4" x 22", with the metal plate section measuring 10" x 18".

The Don Cherry Collection
Don Cherry was a nightclub headline singer by profession in the 1950's and 60's with a hit song entitled "Band of Gold". His most lucrative work would come as the voice of animated character Mr. Clean in TV detergent commercials of the time. Singer by night, but accomplished golfer by day, Cherry was so good he would turn to professional golf in 1962, after a considerable career as an amateur. In 1952, he was a semifinalist in the United States Golf Association Amateur and was chosen for the Walker Cup team in 1953, 1955, and 1961. He won all singles and foursome matches in which he played. During the '52 Amateur he defeated Frank Stranahan and Gene Littler in third and fourth round matches. The following year in '53 he captured the Canadian Amateur Championship, and followed up in '54 with a win at the prestigious Sunnehanna Amateur. Cherry was a contestant in nine Masters Tournaments, making seven cuts. His closest brush with a Major victory came at the 1960 US Open, as an amateur, when he contended into the fourth round eventually finishing in a three way tie with Ben Hogan for ninth place at even par, four strokes back of the come-from-behind champion Arnold Palmer.

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Bob Jones Southern States 4-Ball Championship Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. Trophy - Don Cherry Collection
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $646.25
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Monday, April 13, 2020.
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