Thursday, February 22
Autographed Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts Photo
Doug Sandell wrote me recently about John Derr, the golf journalist whose stories about golf legends such as Sam Snead have appeared here.
Doug recently purchased this autographed photo of Bob Jones and Clifford Roberts at an auction that was selling the John Derr Collection.
I'm sure there's no need to introduce you to Bobby Jones. If you're not familiar with Clifford Roberts, he co-founded Augusta National Golf Club with Bobby Jones and served as the chairman of Augusta National and the Masters Tournament for more than 40 years.
I asked Doug about his collection. Here's what he told me in an email:
"I have been collecting for 25 years or so and have focused my collection in the following areas in order of importance to me:
2. Bob Jones
3. Clifford Roberts
4. Augusta National
5. Chicago area golf
"I have a pretty extensive caddie collection, including badges, books and other memorabilia. I have a few special signed Jones pieces and one other Roberts signed letter.
"I love collecting and talking about it but find I have little time to devote to it at this point in my life."
Many thanks to Doug for the "show and tell."
The Armchair Golfer