Lot # 46: Dwight Eisenhower’s "General Ike" Shag Bag

Category: Misc. Golf

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 28 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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

Offered here is General (and then President) Dwight D. Eisenhower's circa 1950s golf ball shag bag. This bag is being consigned directly from a family that was close with early Augusta National Head Professional Ed Dudley, who was Augusta's Head Pro through 1957. General Dwight Eisenhower joined Augusta National in 1948, and became President in 1953. Therefore, it makes the most sense to date this "General Ike" shag bag to that 1948-1953 time period. It should be noted, however, that Eisenhower often preferred to be called General over President, so there is a possibility that this could have been produced for the President at a later date. 

16" tall, 7" diameter. Very good condition.