The Golf Auction launches Cycle 2 of the rare, coveted pieces of the PGA REACH Collection

PGA of America

Series: PGA

Published: Friday, March 29, 2019 | 3:52 p.m.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (March 29, 2019) – Rare collectibles spanning more than a century and featuring several prized pieces shape the PGA REACH Collection, which opens its second cycle in an online auction March 29 to April 14. Managed through The Golf Auction (TGA) of Tampa, Florida, all proceeds will benefit the initiatives of PGA Foundation Inc., d/b/a PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America.

Highlighted items in the collection include the 1934 and 1935 spectator programs; President Dwight D. Eisenhower plus fours; contestant badges from PGA Championships, vintage golf clubs and more.

Public bidding is open Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. ET, and available by visiting http://thegolfauction.com/catalog.aspx All items sold in the PGA REACH Collection will be accompanied by a letter of provenance.

Among the featured items offered in the initial auction period:

  • 1934 Augusta National Invitation Tournament (inaugural Masters) spectator program
  • 1935 Augusta National Invitation Tournament spectator program
  • Horton Smith’s 1933 International 4-Ball Winner’s Plaque with Paul Runyan
  • 1948 PGA Championship at Norwood Hills CC Contestant Badge – Ben Hogan winner
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower plaid plus fours
  • Ram Horn Inkwell set with Silverplate Well
  • 1963 PGA Championship Contestant Badge – Jack Nicklaus winner
  • 1935 Augusta National Invitation Tournament field photo – matted and sealed
  • Old & Young Tom Morris 1987 Memorial Tournament sterling silver replica woods
  • Denny Shute signed photo to Horton Smith “Highest admiration for Augusta ‘34”
  • Original Horton Smith Trophy awarded annually to a PGA Professional for Outstanding Contributions to Education

Interested bidders will be able to review images and online descriptions in a presentation by TGA, by visiting http://thegolfauction.com/catalog.aspx.

All winning bids for auction items will be deemed to be at fair market value. As a result, none of the items are eligible for a charitable tax deduction and no acknowledgement letters will be provided.

About PGA REACH

PGA Foundation Inc. d/b/a PGA REACH, is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America. PGA REACH positively impacts the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA Professionals, PGA Sections and the game of golf.