Very Rare 1958 French Open Championship Trophy won by Dave Thomas. Previously won by Massy - Braid - Taylor - Hagen - Boomer - Cotton - Nelson - Ballesteros - Faldo & other notables. Presented by the French Golf Federation

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TitleVery Rare 1958 French Open Championship Trophy won by Dave Thomas. Previously won by Massy - Braid - Taylor - Hagen - Boomer - Cotton - Nelson - Ballesteros - Faldo & other notables. Presented by the French Golf Federation
Expires2017-11-10 18:00:00.0
Time Left-401 days -9 hours -23 mins -7 secs
VAT Applicableno
Minimum Bid2100.0
No Of Bids8
Highest Bid2050.00 - sfilagolf
SectionMedals, Silver & Statuary

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Lot Information

The Open de France is a European Tour golf tournament. Inaugurated in 1906 it is the oldest national open in Continental Europe and has been part of the European Tour's schedule since the tour's inception in 1972. The 100th edition of the event was held in 2016. Originally played at La Boulie, the tournament has been hosted by many different venues, but since 1991, it has been held at the Le Golf National near Paris every year except for 1999 and 2001. I do not think their was a special winners prize for winning this was rectified in about 9 years ago. This replica was presented to him at the Centenary of the French Open in 2006 Dave was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, he turned professional in 1949, taking up a position as an assistant. He later played tournament golf, and won more than a dozen titles in Britain and around Europe. He also tried his hand in the United States, he did win a qualifying tournament for the U.S. Open in 1964 and finished second in the St. Paul Open In 1958, Thomas finished tied with Peter Thomson after 72 holes in the Open at Royal Lytham, but lost the 36-hole Saturday playoff by four strokes. At Muirfield in 1966, he again finished as runner-up, one stroke behind Jack Nicklaus. Throughout his career, Thomas was renowned for his long, straight, driving, and once hit a drive during a practice round for the 1967 Open at Hoylake onto the green at the 420-yard (384 m) second hole. Thomas represented Great Britain in the Ryder Cup on four occasions, in 1959, 1963, 1965 and 1967, only being defeated once in his five singles matches. He also represented Wales in the Canada Cup, which later became the World Cup of Golf, on eleven occasions, and again at the Double Diamond Internationals in 1972. Thomas was elected Captain of the Professional Golfers' Association during their centenary year in 2001, and in 2006 was recognised for his contribution to golf by being made an honorary life member of the PGA. After retiring from tournament golf due to back and eye problems, he set up a golf course design business. He has designed over 100 courses around the world, his work includes Hacienda Del Alamo, the Brabazon, Derby and PGA National courses at Ryder Cup venue The Belfry. Thomas died at his home in Spain on 27 August 2013. This item has a letter of authentication from his son Paul Thomas

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Bid History

Amount Bidder Time
2050.00 sfilagolf 2017-11-10 12:52:28.0
2000.00 trevosegolf 2017-10-27 23:18:29.0
2000.00 sfilagolf 2017-11-10 12:52:07.0
1800.00 sfilagolf 2017-11-10 12:51:21.0
1700.00 sfilagolf 2017-11-10 12:50:56.0
1300.00 ahwpgapro 2017-11-10 08:35:40.0
1200.00 ahwpgapro 2017-11-10 08:34:38.0
1050.00 ahwpgapro 2017-11-10 08:34:10.0

Questions and Answers

Question Answer
Hi Graham What is the size of the trophy? Cheers, BillHi Bill It is approx 8 inches High 7 inches wide Weighs 10kilos<