A large mono photograph of the 1927 Great Britain and Ireland Ryder Cup team,
Lot 1
A large mono photograph of the 1927 Great Britain and Ireland Ryder Cup team,
Sold for £881 (US$ 1,376) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large mono photograph of the 1927 Great Britain and Ireland Ryder Cup team,
seated with the Oxford University golf team, dated 29 October 1927, four months after the inaugural event had been held at the Worcester Country Club, Massachusetts to include H.C. 'Bert' Jolly, Charles A. Whitcombe, Arthur Havers, and Edward Ray (new captain). Other key players amongst the twenty in the picture are T. Henry Cotton (to play in his first Ryder Cup two years later in 1929), Sandy Herd, J.H. Taylor, James Braid and E.R. Whitcombe. The image measures 13 x 15 inches and is mounted with all the names of the players, framed and glazed. An extensive scrap book devoted to H.C. 'Bert' Jolly; a quantity (28) of mainly mono photographs of Jolly playing golf in the 30s and 40s; a 1927-1977 Ryder Cup Jubilee Dinner invitation; a letter from Samuel Ryder's daughter, Joan Ryder Scarfe dated 15 December 1983; a silver salver, 1927-1977, awarded to Ryder Cup players; a framed picture of the 'Lying in State' given personally to Jolly by the artist together with a selection of silverware won by Jolly.
A quantity.

Footnotes

  • H.C. 'Bert' Jolly born in 1895 was one of the great golfers to emerge from the Channel Islands. As a professional he won numerous tournaments during the 1920s but is most famous for participating in the first Ryder Cup in 1927. He was summoned at the last minute to make the voyage on the 'Aquitania' to play in the G.B. & I. team, when the team Captain Abe Mitchell was struck down with appendicitis. In his match Jolly, lost to Golden 8 and 7 and the US team eventually won 9 ½ to 2 ½.
    Subsequently for many years he was a successful teaching professional at Keighley, West Yorkshire and was made an honourary member of the PGA in 1980. He died in 1983.

    This lot offers a rare opportunity to acquire golfing items that once belonged to one of the first ever Ryder Cup players.
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