Lot # 17: 1987 Ryder Cup Ceramic Trophy (Jack Nicklaus Gift)

Category: Ryder Cup

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 31 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring 2021 Auction",
which ran from 3/24/2021 7:00 PM to
4/10/2021 7:00 PM

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   Jack Nicklaus famously hosted the Ryder Cup on his own course, Muirfield Village, in 1987. The ever-gracious host presented the US team and representatives with this impressive Ceramic Bisque Ryder Cup Trophy. Approximately 20 of these amazing trophies were produced by Cybis USA - 2 of which are now part of the World Golf Hall of Fame's collection. This particular trophy comes from the estate of former PGA President Mickey Powell. This is only the 3rd Ceramic 1987 Ryder Cup Trophy that has ever been offered publicly for sale.

This impressive trophy is large - 15 inches tall and over 8 inches wide at its widest point. 

Mickey Powell Collection

The offered item in this lot comes from the Estate of former PGA of America President Mickey Powell. Long before Powell spent more than 55 years in professional golf, he began as a 13 year old caddie at the Country Club of Indianapolis. His first-ever loop was for a couple named Pete and Alice Dye, who went on to become a driving force in golf course design. Powell is credited with setting the Ryder Cup on its path towards increased prominence when he convinced his friend Jack Nicklaus to return as Captain for the 1987 Ryder Cup at his home course Muirfield Village. Mickey Powell was an avid collector throughout his life - baseball cards, coins, and, yes, golf memorabilia. We considered Mickey Powell a friend, and his passion for the game of golf was unmatched. We are excited to place pieces of his collection into the hands of collectors across the globe.