1959 Ryder Cup Championship Trophy Won by Sam Snead....
British captain Dai Rees, who rallied his Brits two years earlier to nearly sweep the singles matches after a poor showing in the foursomes, was unable to repeat the magic on American soil, falling decisively to the hosts by a final score of 8 ½ to 3 ½ points. Snead himself would battle to a draw with partner Cary Middlecoff in the foursomes, then claim his singles match with a decisive six and five victory over Welsh star Dave Thomas.
The impressive design of the sixteen and a half inch tall symbol of excellence should be familiar to any true fan of international golf competition, an artfully crafted loving cup topped by a figural golfer. Still solely an affair of the British Empire and its former colony in 1959, this Ryder Cup bears Eagle and Lion imagery on the face along with the Stars and Stripes and Union Jack. Directly opposite are the engraved words "Ryder Cup." Engraved on the band just above the wooden base is the attribution: "Sam Snead, Captain 1959, Eldorado."
The gold-plated beauty exhibits a moderate degree of handling wear, but our catalog imagery should indicate that the aesthetics remain very strong, well in keeping with the enormous historical relevance and collecting appeal. Letter of provenance from Jack Snead.
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