JACK FLECK DIED ON MARCH 21. At times it still doesn't seem real to me.
Jack called me a lot when I was working on my first book, THE LONGEST SHOT: Jack Fleck, Ben Hogan, and Pro Golf's Greatest Upset at the 1955 U.S. Open. We had great conversations. He told me a lot, some of which was not for publication. I'm glad he reached the point where he trusted me. I also usually saw Jack a couple of times a year at Champions Tour events.
|Fleck's Ben Hogan 3 and 4 woods|
and Tommy Armour driver.
The current bid for the three woods at right is $1,650.
Of course, there's a lot more: Jack's contestant pin for the 1950 U.S. Open at Merion (where Hogan won after the near-fatal automobile accident), a signed letter to Jack from President Dwight Eisenhower, photos, various golf clubs, trophies and a plethora of other golf memorabilia.
The auction closes in 11 days.
UPDATE: Not all 631 items of the Jack Fleck Collection are available in this auction. There will be a total of four auctions leading up to the 2015 Masters. This is the first one.