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Held in the cradle of American Golf, Southern Pines, North Carolina, PBA Galleries Sale 629: Fine Golf Books, Hickory Clubs, & Golf Memorabilia, Including the Golfing Library of Ron Muszalski, Part I, offers 400 lots of golfing history. Headlining the sale is an 1881 original oil painting of the 17th Green at Hoylake by F.P. “Shortspoon” Hopkins, a rare opportunity to acquire a key work of golfing art. Many cornerstone works in the literature of the game are offered, along with numerous rare and desirable titles that have not crossed the auction block in many years. A number of rarities from the library of Joseph Murdoch, first sold by PBA Galleries in 1998, return to the market here. Championship programs, hickory clubs, early golf balls, prints, paintings, rare pamphlets and other memorabilia and ephemeral items are included throughout the sale.  

The sale and preview will be held at the Pine Needles & Mid Pines Resort in Southern Pines, the venue of the Golf Collectors' Society Annual Meeting and Trade Show.


Saturday, November 11th, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 12th: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The sale begins at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time


PBA Dynamic Bidding

When you place an absentee bid online, PBA's Dynamic Bidding will calculate your absentee bid against competing absentee bids and determine the current high bid amount.  So, for example, if you place an absentee bid of $200 on an item with a minimum bid of $100, you will be notified that you are the high bidder and the bid is at $100.  If a second bidder then places a bid of $150, your bid will be incremented up to $160.  The under bidder will also be notified by email that their bid was outbid with a link to the item to enter a higher bid if desired. The current high bid will be the starting bid when the lot comes up in the live auction itself. In addition to providing full transparency, Dynamic Bidding will allow you to make more informed decisions.

Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail.  We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


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.

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