Lot # 20: Alister MacKenzie Autographed 1924 Map of The Old Course at St Andrews

Category: Golf Art

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 29 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2019 Auction",
which ran from 3/27/2019 6:30 PM to
4/13/2019 7:00 PM

This is a truly scarce autograph on famed golf course architect Alister MacKenzie on his 1924 survey of the Old Course at St Andrews. MacKenzie's autograph is large and impressive, and is personalized to his friend William D. Richardson. Richardson was the editor of the popular Golfer's Yearbook, and some have said that Richardson was one of the men who recommended MacKenzie to Bobby Jones. Richardson is also the one who famously telegrammed MacKenzie to report on the opening of Augusta National Golf Club, as MacKenzie was unable to attend.

MacKenzie's autographs are hard to find, and surviving examples are almost all found in books or letters. This is without question one of the finest Alister MacKenzie pieces that we've ever encountered. 

The map itself is 10" x 24", and is matted and framed to an overall size of 13" x 27".