Lot 349 of 400:
USGA National Open Golf 1930 at Interlachen CC  

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Official Souvenir Book Thirty-Fourth National Open Championship, United States Golf Association, Interlachen Country Club, Minneapolis, July 10, 11 and 12, 1930


Minneapolis, MN

USGA / Interlachen Country Club



140 pp. Foreword by John W. Barton (Interlachen Club President). Illustrations from photographs, figure and portrait drawings, and ads throughout, including a photograph image and a sketch portrait of Bobby Jones (as well as many others); course drawings (one for each of the 18 holes), and two sets of drawings of the entire coarse (in two parts each), one by Willie Kidd and the other within an ad for Russell-Miller Milling Co., Minneapolis; 3 ad leaves on thicker stock paper and with some coloring; inside covers with color ads. show various farming and golf equipment and supplies, including balls, clothing, clubs, etc. 12x8¾" original color pictorial wrappers.

Rare program for the 1930 National Open Golf Championship, held at the Interlachen Golf Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bobby Jones won the event, continuing his “Grand Slam” run. After the U.S. Amateur in September, 1930, Jones had ended up winning all four major tournaments that year: The U.S. and British Open and Amateur Championships.

Pages 19-22 gives the pairings and starting times for the 150 contestants in the initial qualifying round on Thursday and Friday, July 10 and 11, 1930, with Robert T. Jones, Jr., being paired with Jock Hutchison at 9:45am on Thursday and 12:50pm Friday, on bottom of page 19. Articles include: “Minnesota….Golf Capital of America” as told to James Lane by Frank S. Gold; “A History of Interlachen”; “A Golf Clinic for the Gallery”; “Thank You One and All” by Merrill Hutchinson; “A Test for the Star as Well as the Dub” by Charles F. Knapp; an article on “The New Large Ball” stating that “On January 1, 1931, the use of the new 1.68”-1.55 ounce ball becomes obligatory in all events under jurisdiction of the United States Golf Association,” which changed from the 1.62”-1.62 ounce ball; also has the official score card with yards and par numbers identified along with the official local rules; and the "As the Play Progresses" page still remaining in the original blank state.

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Old tape repair over spine, light wear, corners a bit bumped; very good.

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