Lot # 25: 1928 Alister MacKenzie Pre-Opening Cypress Point Photo [PSA Type 1]

Category: Photographs

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/3/2023 5:00 PM to
11/19/2023 8:00 PM

This iconic photograph begs the question - was there ever a better golf course on earth than Cypress Point in 1928?

In recent years, we noticed that original Type 1 photographs in other sports were selling for extraordinary sums at auction. Because of this, we sought out some of the best golf photographs in the world in an attempt to showcase them (often for the first time) to golf collectors. 

This is one such example. Tracking it down took us all the way to Australia, where famed author, historian, and Alister MacKenzie expert Neil Crafter had exactly what we were looking for. 

This original photo depicts legendary course designer Alister MacKenzie teeing off on #9 at Cypress Point in October 1928 - before the course officially opened in 1929. This extraordinary photograph was taken by famed Monterey photographer Julian (JP) Graham, who captured many of the now-famous early moments at Cypress and Pebble Beach. 

This original 8"x10" PSA Type 1 original photograph of Alister MacKenzie teeing off at Cypress Point in 1928 by JP Graham is in excellent condition. It comes from the personal collection of Alister MacKenzie historian Neil Crafter.