Lot 77 of 341:
Collection of Golf auction catalogs  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
$200 - $300

Box of catalogs from numerous Golf Auctions 1996-2020


Various places




54 Auction catalogs, featuring Golf books, memorabilia, ephemera, and clubs. Variously sized saddle-stitched bindings, one xeroxed copy.

A wealth of golf-centered auction catalogs from the last two decades, mostly from PBA Galleries but also Rhod McEwan, David Hamilton, Richard Donovan & Steve Schofield, and Christies.

6 catalogues from Rhod McEwan Golf Books, published in Ballater, Scotland:

  • December List 1996.
  • February 1999.
  • October 1999.
  • Catalogue 21. December 2000.
  • Catalogue 22: A Library of Golf Books. 2001. 2 copies.

10 catalogues from Steve Schofield, Golf Books, published in West Yorkshire, England:

  • Golf Books Catalogue Autumn 2000
  • Golf Books Catalogue Autumn 2001
  • Golf Books Catalogue Autumn 2002.
  • Golf Books Catalogue Autumn 2003.
  • Golf Books Catalogue Autumn 2004.
  • Golf Books Catalogue Spring 2005.
  • Golf Books Catalogue Autumn 2005.
  • Golf Books: New Acquisitions of Better Books Feb/Mar 2006.
  • Golf Books Catalogue Autumn 2006.
  • Golf Books Catalogue Spring 2008.

36 catalogs from PBA Galleries published in San Francisco, California:

  • Sale 134. The Golf Library of Jerry Davis. May 22, 1997.
  • Sale 163. The Premier Golf Library formed by Joseph S. F. Murdoch. June 16-17, 1998. 2nd Xeroxed copy.
  • Sale 300. The Golf Library of Hal Gevertz (with additions). December 16, 2004.
  • Sale 314. Rare Golf Books from Three Private Libraries. July 28, 2005. 2 copies.
  • Sale 322. Fine Golf Books with Angling & Sporting Literature. December 1, 2005. 2 copies.
  • Sale 329. Fine Golf Literature with Rare Prints and Golf Ephemera. April 13, 2006.
  • Sale 337. The Golf Library of a Gentleman. July 27, 2006.
  • Sale 348. Fine and Rare Golf Books. February 8, 2007.
  • Sale 355. Travel & Exploration - Natural History, Sporting Books - Maps & Atlases. May 10, 2007.
  • Sale 360. Fine Golf Books and Collectibles. July 26, 2007.
  • Sale 375. Fine & Rare Golf Books and Collectibles, Early Baseball Books & Photographs from the Collection of Mark Rucker. March 6, 2008.
  • Sale 385. Fine Golf Books & Collectibles: The Collection of Charles C. Ratigan and Other Owners. August 14, 2008.
  • Sale 398. Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia. February 26, 2009.
  • Sale 409. Fine & Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia. August 6, 2009.
  • Sale 422. Fine & Rare Golf Books, the Library of John M. McClelland, Jr. and Other Owners. February 18, 2010.
  • Sale 435. Fine Golf Books, The Library of Ralph C. Elder. August 19-20, 2010.
  • Sale 446. Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia. February 3, 2011.
  • Sale 461. Fine Golf Books, from the Library of Duncan Campbell. August 25, 2011.
  • Sale 474. Fine & Rare Golf Books, Art & Memorabilia. March 1, 2012.
  • Sale 486. Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia. August 16, 2012.
  • Sale 501. Rare Golf Books, Clubs & Memorabilia: The Collection of Georgia Dyer Burnett (with Additions). February 28, 2013.
  • Sale 513. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia. August 22, 2013.
  • Sale 527. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia, From the Libraries of Louis Weinstein, Richard E. Donovan & Other Owners. February 27, 2014.
  • Sale 546. Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia - The Library of John Burns, Part I - with Additions. November 13, 2014.
  • Sale 555. Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia, The Library of John Burns - Part II with Additions. March 5, 2015.
  • Sale 569. Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia: The Library of Craig Ammerman with Additions. September 17, 2015.
  • Sale 580. The Golf Library and Memorabilia Collection of the Late Joseph P. Garrity With Additions. March 3, 2016.
  • Sale 596. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia - Golf Clubs. September 18, 2016.
  • Sale 612. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia. April 13, 2017.
  • Sale 640. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia From the Collection of John Burns and the Library of Ron Muszalski, with Additions. April 12, 2018.
  • Sale 655. Fine Golf Books and Memorabilia, From the Collections of Albert W. Tillinghast, Michael Hurdzan, Theodore Prussing Levino & Others. October 11, 2018.
  • Sale 673. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia. May 16, 2019.
  • Sale 700. Rare Golf Books, Memorabilia & Ephemera. May 14, 2020.

Plus Catalogue 22: The Game of Golf and the Printed Word. February 1998. from Richard E. Donovan Enterprises & The Jamie Ortiz-Patino Collection: Origins of Golf. Wednesday 30, May 2012. Christie's.

Due to the size and/or weight of this lot extra shipping and/or handling charges may apply.

Lot Amendments

Varying degrees of minor wear, volumes near fine to fine.

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All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.



Property listed in our online or print catalogues will be sold by PB Auction Galleries, dba PBA Galleries, as agent for others subject to the following terms and conditions.  Clients placing bids at auction agree to pay the full purchase price of any lots for which the client is the winning bidder and further acknowledge and agree to these Conditions of Sale.  PBA Galleries reserves the right to amend these by notice or oral announcement at the sale.

1.  All bids are to be per lot as numbered in the catalogue.

2.  PBA Galleries reserves the right to withdraw any property for sale at any time prior to its final sale.

3.   Unless specified, each lot is offered subject to a reserve, generally one-half of the low estimate.  PBA Galleries does not accept reserves of more than the low estimate nor allow consignors to bid on their own items.

4.   PBA Galleries reserves the right to reject a bid from any bidder.  The highest bidder acknowledged by PBA Galleries shall be the purchaser.  In the event of any dispute between bidders or in the event the auctioneer doubts the validity of any bid, the auctioneer shall have sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute.  If any dispute arises after the sale, our sales records shall be conclusive in every respect.

5.  The “hammer price” is the price at which a lot is sold or the highest accepted bid at the close of the lot.  The “purchase price” paid by the winning bidder is the aggregate of (a) the hammer price, (b) a buyer’s premium of 20% of the hammer price up to $100,000, plus 15% of the amount above $100,000, and (c) applicable California state and local sales taxes.  California state and local taxes will be collected except where sold to a purchaser outside of California and shipped to the purchaser or the purchaser has a valid California resale license and provides such documentation to PBA Galleries.

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7.  Purchases that have gone unpaid twenty (20) business days after the sale are subject to any or all of the following:  (a) late charge of five percent (5%) of the total purchase price per month; (b) cancellation of the sale; (c) rescindment of bidding privileges at future auctions; (d) initiation of legal proceedings to collect the entire debt including original purchase price, late charges, and legal fees and costs to the fullest extent permitted by law; and (e) any other action or actions PBA Galleries finds necessary and appropriate.

8.  Purchases must be removed within five (5) business days of cleared payment unless shipping instructions are received by PBA Galleries.  If not removed, property will be held at the sole risk of the purchaser and no responsibility is assumed if such goods are lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed. PBA Galleries reserves the right to store unclaimed purchases either in our office storage facilities or a public warehouse at the expense of the purchaser.  Purchaser will be charged 10% of the purchase price/month for storage. PBA Galleries assumes no liability for any damages incurred during storage. 

9.  In order to prevent inaccuracy in delivery or inconvenience in the settlement of a purchase, no lot can be transferred.  Each buyer must pay for the whole of his purchases before any lot can be removed.

10. PBA Galleries has an in-house shipping department and will ship property via UPS or FedEx.  PBA Galleries will not ship via USPS Media Mail.  Total shipping costs include a packing fee, carriage and insurance.  PBA Galleries will not be responsible for any loss of damage resulting from the shipping in excess of the amount of insurance.  Property is shipped only after payment has cleared.

11.  If purchased property cannot be delivered in the same condition as at the time of sale, due to fire, theft, loss or any other reason, PBA Galleries’ liability will be limited to the sum actually paid by the purchaser.  In no event, will compensatory or other damages be included. 

12.  Any and all information provided by PBA Galleries, including all employees of PBA Galleries, in its catalogs, other written or oral descriptions, email or elsewhere are qualified statements of opinion.  They are not intended to represent warranties or representations of any kind or nature with respect to the property or its value, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or whether the purchaser acquires any copyrights.  In no event shall PBA Galleries or the consignor be responsible for the correctness of description, genuineness, attribution, provenance, authenticity, authorship, completeness, condition of the property or estimate of value.

13.   Property may be returned by the purchaser, the sale rescinded and the purchase price refunded only under the following conditions:  (1) printed books which prove upon collation to be defective in text or illustration (provided such defects are not indicated within the catalogue or at the sale), and (2) autographs which prove not to be genuine (if this can be demonstrated and if not indicated in the catalogue or at the sale).  Printed books are not returnable for defects not affecting text and illustration, including, but not limited to, lack of half-titles, lists of plates, binder’s instructions, errata, blanks, or advertisements.  No returns will be accepted unless written notice is received by PBA Galleries within fourteen (14) days of the sale of the property and the property is returned in the same condition as it was at the time of the sale.  No lot is returnable on account of property included but not specifically named and described in such lot.  Lots containing three or more titles, whether named or unnamed and selling for one hundred fifty dollars ($150) or less, exclusive of buyer’s premium are sold not subject to return for any reason.

14.  As a service to clients unable to attend the Sale in person, we accept absentee bids in advance of the sale by telephone or in writing submitted by email or fax.  All bids must state the highest bid price the bidder is willing to pay.  “Buy” bids are not accepted.  PBA Galleries accepts no responsibility for failure to execute such bids or any errors contained on submitted bid forms.

15.  Photographs, prints and other fine art multiples are sold in compliance with California law and PBA Galleries’ catalogue descriptions of such multiples to the applicable provisions of that law.

16.  SPECIAL NOTE TO NON-US BUYERS: All customs declarations will reflect the full invoice value. Any resultant duties, tariffs and/or taxes are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

17.  Watches are sold as is and it is the responsibility of the bidder to determine condition at the preview. PBA Galleries makes no warranty that any watch is in working order or that any component part is in original condition. Unless specifically described in a lot’s description, a manufacturer’s certificate of authenticity is not available and a manufacturer’s refusal to service or repair a watch due to the presence of replacement parts shall not constitute grounds to rescind a sale. Any repairs that might be required to return the watch to good working order are the responsibility of the purchaser.

18.  PBA Comic Book Grading Guarantee: Any individual comic book lot (not group lots) graded by PBA is guaranteed to match a CGC grading as follows: If the buyer wishes to have the comic CGC certified, the buyer must pay the CGC fee and PBA invoice in full within seven days of the auction. PBA will send the comic to CGC within 10 days after the sale date. If the comic returns with a CGC grade lower than the PBA grade, the lot may be returned for a full refund of the sales price (hammer + buyer's premium). The CGC fee is nonrefundable. If the buyer chooses to return the lot for a refund, this must be done within seven days of notification of the grade discrepancy.

All sales held by PBA Galleries are conducted pursuant to Section 2328 of the Commercial Code and Section 535 of the Penal Code of the State of California.