1947 Ryder Cup: A Welcome Dinner menu in near pristine condition
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1947 Ryder Cup: A Welcome Dinner menu in near pristine condition
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1947 Ryder Cup: A Welcome Dinner menu in near pristine condition 1947 Ryder Cup: A Welcome Dinner menu in near pristine condition
1947 Ryder Cup: A Welcome Dinner menu in near pristine condition
'In Honor of the British Ryder Cup Team' held at the Waldorf-Astoria, Thursday 23rd October 1947,complete with 8 internal pages that recorded previous matches, the menu and the 1947 team's all tied in by a red and blue cord. This was the first Ryder Cup Match since 1937.
8¼ x 5½ inches

Footnotes

  • The 7th Ryder Cup Match was played on November 1 and 2 1947 at the Portland Golf Club in Oregon. The Captains were Ben Hogan (US) and Henry Cotton (GB) and the USA team won convincingly 11- 1.
    Many believe that the Ryder Cup Matches would not have resumed in 1947 had an Oregon fruit grower and canner, Robert A. Hudson, not come forward to fund the GB & I team. Food rationing was still in force in Britain when Hudson, who was a member of the PGA Advisory Committee (1946-68), stepped up and offered his help and the use of Portland Golf Club as the host site. Hudson was the perfect host, meeting the British team in New York after they arrived on the Queen Mary and joining the players for a 3½ day rail journey to the Pacific Northwest. Once at Portland Golf Club, the Americans were overwhelming in their dominance on a course that suffered under extreme wet conditions. Only Britain's Sam King was able to muster a point, defeating Herman Keiser, 4 and 3, in the singles. Following the Matches, Hudson sent Christmas baskets of food to all members of the British Team and others he met in 1947 and again in 1951. The American team featured Byron Nelson and Sam Snead, the only members of the 1937 team.
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