Golf Collectibles & Memorabilia March 2022 Auction
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This is a sterling silver trophy dated 1938 and was the only one replica made to be presented to the winner of the 1938 tournament at Chevy Chase Invitational. The original trophy was a famous trophy presented to the winner of a 1911 tournament at the Chevy Chase Club (Maryland) by the U.S. Vice President James Sherman. President Taft was also present at the awards ceremony. The runner-up of the original 1911 tournament was Sherman's own son. This particular trophy, complete with the same engraving as the historic original, was presented to the winner of a 1938 tournament. 8.75"H x 5.75"W x 5.25" President Taft and Vice-President Sherman make trophy presentations at the first Chevy Chase Invitational. President's Taft's love of golf is well known and documented as his is relationship to his beloved Chevy Chase Club where he spent many afternoon during his time in Washington. What is not so widely know is that President Taft was the 1st President of the United States to be present a golf tournament trophy. In May 1911 the Chevy Chase Club to celebrate the opening of its "extended course" held an Invitation Tournament. Among the invited were many top golfers from the area including President Taft's friend and often golf partner Walter Travis. As fate would have Mr. Travis won the tournament and was presented the winner's trophy by the President. In another "twilight zone" twist of fate Vice-president Sherman was on hand to present the runner-up trophy. The runner-up it turned out was Thomas M. Sherman the Vice-president's son. Very beautiful sterling silver detailed work on the trophy.
HISTORIC 1938 STERLING SILVER GOLF TROPHY PRESENTED TO THE WINNER AT CHEVY CHASE CLUB. (SEE DESCRIPTION)
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