Lot 219 of 400:
Archive of letters to golf club designer Bob Mendralla  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Archive of letters to Wilson Sporting Goods club designer Robert Mendralla from golfers Patty Berg, Tom Kite, Jr. Jay Haas, Andy North, & Jim Ferrier
Author:
Mendralla, Robert
Place:
Various places
Publisher:
Date:
Various dates
Description:

Eight letters, all addressed to Bob Mendralla. Includes: 2 letters from Patty Berg, one with specifications for customizing her clubs, the other congratulating his 45 years with Wilson, also a photo of Berg; 1 letter from Tom Kite, Jr. with comments on the loft and bounce of various clubs and with some recommended adjustments; 1 card from Jay Haas thanking Mendralla for extra wedges; 1 letter from Andy North, a copy of his recommendation of Mendralla to the Illinois Hall of Fame Nominating Committee; and, 3 letters from Jim Ferrier commenting on various clubs designed by Mendralla. Also included is a manuscript sheet by Mendralla titled "Features of Wilson Precision Built Irons, with four key points of the club heads described in depth, also a series of drawings of various positions of the head, approximately 14x17".

Robert Mendralla was a nationally known golf club designer for Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods, fashioning clubs for many notable golfers and celebrities. Mendralla worked at Wilson for 57 years, rising from a job performing miscellaneous tasks such as sweeping Wilson's factory to become one of the nation's few designers of forged golf clubs in an industry now dominated by cast, or molded, clubs.

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Condition:
Creased from mailing; overall fine.
 
Item number:
281148a
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