Lot # 13: Tommy Armour - Original Painting and Print for MacGregor Advisory Staff Series

Category: Art Work, Photos

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2021",
which ran from 3/3/2021 12:00 PM to
3/20/2021 8:00 PM



Tommy Armour grew to became a giant in the game of golf.  He won the 1927 US Open, 1930 PGA, 1931 British Open, three Canadian Opens, the 1929 Western Open, and a total of 25 PGA Tour wins.   "The Silver Scot," as he was eventually nicknamed, was endorsing clubs and balls for the Great Lake Golf Company by 1927 and continued to do so for a number of years.

By 1935 Armour was endorsing for Worthington. A couple of years later, MacGregor hired him and the first MacGregor-made Tommy Armour clubs were sold in 1938.  This proved to be a long relationship as MacGregor offered a variety of Tommy Armour woods, irons, and putters for the next 30 years. Following Armour's death in 1968, many MacGregor Tommy Armour clubs gained in collectibility/value for a number of years. Some of his designs and endorsed models were considered by many golfers, professional and otherwise, to be among that best clubs money could by for approximately two decades after his death. Armour was inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1976.

This lot includes a genuine print of Tommy Armour that MacGregor produced as early as 1956 to showcase its advisory staff.  Also included in this lot is the original painting of Tommy Armour that was used to make the print. 

The original print measures 8" wide by 10" tall. It is mounted on board.  The print is marked "Tommy Armour, MacGregor Advisory Staff."   

The original painting is much larger, measuring 13 1/4" wide by 16 1/2" tall.    The painting is signed by the artist.  Both the print and the original painting are in outstanding original condition, ready for framing.

As new pros were added to MacGregor's advisory staff, new prints were added to this series, which continued into the 1960s. A picture that shows many of the MacGregor advisory staff pros is included for reference at the end of the images accompanying this lot. 

MacGregor had a number of famous professionals on their staff over the years: Hogan, Nelson, Nicklaus, Demaret, Penna, just to name a few.  But Tommy Armour was the pro whose name was synonymous with MacGregor during its glory years, during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. This is a terrific find!

 

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