Lot 644Fine J H Taylor (Six times Open Golf...

Auction Date: 14/07/2015 at 10:30 am



Fine J H Taylor (Six times Open Golf Champion) hand written letter - on Burnham Golf Hotel letter headed paper and dated 27th April 1945 - recalling his 2nd Open Golf Championship at St Andrews in 1895 against Sandy Herd extends to 4x sides with inscribed extracts as follows "… The letter brought back to my mind and memory the 1st time I visited St Andrews in 1895, where, as you likely surmise, I won the 2nd of my 5 Open Championships beating Sandy Herd into 2nd place much to the consternation and dismay of St Andrews people, not to mention the rest of the Scottish folk…… Your mention of Andra Kirkcaldy serves to recall to my affections one who, during the whole of our acquaintanceship over many years was a loyal and devoted Pal, rough diamond in speech and demeanour tho' he was. I had previously beaten Andra in a home and home match Burnham and Winchester, and when he had got back to St Andrews, had spread my reputation as a player, all who cared to listen. I'm proud to remember when I had won "Andra" was delighted to acknowledge that his predictions as to my capabilities were full and completely justified" et al - great content and signed J H Taylor.

Hammer Price: £340.00

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