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Jones, Robert Tyre [Bobby]. [Walter Hagen]
Bobby Jones Autograph Letter Signed to Walter Hagen.
1965. Autograph letter signed by Bobby Jones to golfing rival and friend Walter Hagen. One page, typescript the letter is dated December 17, 1965 and reads, "Dear Walter: A little bird (not to be confused with birdie) whispered to me that on December 21st you are celebrating your seventy-third birthday. I very definitely want to be counted among those sending best regards and best wishes for many happy returns. I hope you will live to be a hundred, because guys like you come along so seldom. I sent a message to you not long ago by young Walter. I hope he remembered to deliver it. I was much concerned about you while you were in the hospital and have been thinking of you very often since that time. My wife, Mary, last February had an operation similar to yours. I am happy to say her results have been most satisfactory, but at least I got an education in these matters to know something of what you went through. I see nothing in all this to interfere with your enjoyment of those lakes and big pines you once told me about. Knowing you as I do, I am sure you will not miss a minute of this enjoyment. My warmest regards and all best wishes. Sincerely, "Bob."' In near fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope. A fine association. Two of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport, American golfers Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen dominated top-level amateur competition in the 1920s. Hagen won the U.S. Open twice, and in 1922 he became the first native-born American to win the British Open. During his peak from 1923 to 1930, Jones won thirteen major champion … [Click Below for Full Description]
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