Lot 90 of 314:
53rd USGA Open Championship program  

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$500 - $800

Title:
53rd Open Championship of the United States Golf Association at Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA. June 9 thru 13, 1953. Official Program
Author:
Place:
Oakmont, PA
Publisher:
USGA / Oakmont Country Club
Date:
1953
Description:

96 pp. Illustrated from photographs, figure drawings, ads, etc. 7½x5¼", original saddle stitched pictorial wrappers.

Rare USGA 1953 Official Program booklet. The event was won by Ben Hogan during his magical 1953 run, winning the season's first three majors and five out of his first six events he entered. He played faultlessly over Oakmont's imposing sequence of finishing holes to defeat Sam Snead down the stretch.

Provides interesting reports on the game during that time, leading money winning board, scores, history of players, the game and Oakmont, etc. Contains features on Ben Hogan, Tommy Armour, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Julius Boros (who was the defending Open Champion), Byron Nelson, Jimmy Demaret, Ralph Guldahl, Johnny Revolta, Sam Parks, Jr. (1935 National Open winner), Jim Ferrier (1947 PGA Champion), Dr. Cary Middlecoff (1949 Open Champion), Bobby Locke, Jim Turnesa, and many others. Articles include: Boros as Torrid as Texas Climate by Bob Drum; Oakmont Marks 50 Golden Years of Golf History by William E. Stitt; The United States Golf Association by Totton P. Heffelfinger, etc.

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Condition:
Light wear and soiling to wrappers; very good.
 
Item number:
286415b
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