2021 September Memorabilia Auction - Closing Date 09/26/21
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Undated Masters Champions Dinner Flag Signed by 27 with Palmer & Nicklaus Center - Charles Coody Collection

When it comes to signed Masters Champs flags, many passionate collectors have made note of the impressive quality, location and presentation of signatures from the former champions when signed for their cohorts at the annual Masters Champions Dinner. The brotherhood is small and elite, as those sitting side by side at the oblong table have a large amount of mutual respect for one another that represent different decades and even generations. Charles Coody used this undated Masters flag during the annual 'Champs Dinner' as a vehicle for signatures of the greats that were in attendance, each presented in uniform black sharpie. The impressive 27 signatures is highlighted of course by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, who carefully added their signatures in the center logo. Additional dinner guests and past champions include: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Jose Maria Olazabal, Angel Cabrera, Bernhard Langer, Ben Crenshaw, Bob Goalby, Sandy Lyle, Zach Johnson, Craig Stadler, Tommy Aaron, Mark O' Meara, Charl Schwartzel, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Doug Ford, Larry Mize, Vijay Singh, Nick Faldo, Mike Weir, Charles Coody and Fred Couples. James Spence Authentication (JSA) has reviewed this signature and their auction letter of authenticity comes with this lot. A signed letter of provenance from Charles Coody will come with this lot.


At an early age Charles Coody set his sights on being a professional golfer. He honed his skill on championship golf teams at T.C.U. Then qualified for the 1960 and '61 U.S. Opens as an Amateur while advancing to the semi-finals of the U.S.G.A.'s Amateur Championship in 1962. In 1963, Coody would step away from his time as an Air Force officer to join the PGA TOUR. He quickly became known as one of the best iron players on Tour, "a real shot maker". This ability led to top 60 placement on the PGA Tour money list for 13 consecutive seasons. For a player who once said, "Golf is my only livelihood," Coody had that, providing consistently on TOUR over the years for his beloved family of wife Lynette and three children. Outside this Tour consistency, Coody had a trial run at a career defining moment in 1969 when he led the Masters with three holes to play on Sunday afternoon, with bogey on each of those holes he fell to fifth place but valuable lessons had been learned. Charles would claim his place in Master's and golf history with the 1971 tournament. He raced to the Masters first round lead that year with an opening 66 pacing his round with a two under score over the famed Amen corner portion of the course (to this day Charles claims the par 3 #12 as his favorite hole at Augusta National). Following a two under Saturday score of 70 to complete his first 54 holes, Charles was tied with already three-time Masters champ Jack Nicklaus. On Sunday Coody found himself in a back nine fight with two future Hall of Famers in a young hotshot Johnny Miller and the games best at the time Nicklaus. This time Coody under the enormous pressure of the back nine at Augusta with the Masters on the line rolled in a birdie at 15 and followed with a second birdie in a row at 16, draining a 15-foot putt. With finishing pars at both 17 and 18 Charles had calmly posted a two under round of 70 for the second straight day giving him a four day total of 279 and a two stroke victory over Miller and Nicklaus who tied for second.

Coody's other wins on the PGA TOUR were the Dallas Open in 1964 and the Cleveland Open in 1969 which combined with the '71 Masters win gave him three titles over a seven year period following his professional debut in 1963. He played for the winning United States team in the Ryder Cup at Old Warson Country Club held in St. Louis in 1971. Charles won twice in 1973 on the European Tour at the Wills Masters in England and John Player Classic in Scotland. Soon after joining the Senior PGA Tour in 1987, he completed the trifecta of career Tour's triumphed on (PGA, European and Senior Tours) winning five times on the Senior circuit with victories posted in 1989, 90,91 (twice) and 96. Recent years have seen Charles actively involved in Abilene, Texas golf where he designed, owns and operates Diamondback Golf Club. He and his wife of 60 plus years (Lynette) remain in tune to the current golf scene through two of their grandchildren Parker and Pierceson. The twins both star for the University of Texas golf team having each already posted wins in prestigious Amateur events. Pierceson was recently named to this year's U.S. Walker Cup team

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Undated Masters Champions Dinner Flag Signed by 27 with Palmer & Nicklaus Center - Charles Coody Collection JSA ALOAUndated Masters Champions Dinner Flag Signed by 27 with Palmer & Nicklaus Center - Charles Coody Collection JSA ALOAUndated Masters Champions Dinner Flag Signed by 27 with Palmer & Nicklaus Center - Charles Coody Collection JSA ALOA
Undated Masters Champions Dinner Flag Signed by 27 with Palmer & Nicklaus Center - Charles Coody Collection JSA ALOA
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Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,124.33
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
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