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Ryder Cup Trophy Sells for $34,375 at NateDSanders.com Auctions

To auction, buy, consign or sell a Ryder Cup trophy, please email Nate at Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

Ryder Cup Trophy

Of course, one of the most well known events in golf is the Ryder Cup, so for golf memorabilia collectors, an original Ryder Cup trophy is the ultimate prize.  We have sold two of these for over $50,000, both obtained directly from a former PGA President.  Here are the descriptions, pictures and prices realized of each:

Valderrama Golf Club Founder Jaime Ortiz-Patino Ryder Cup Trophy — From the Famous 1997 Ryder Cup Tournament

Jaime Ortiz-Patino’s silver-gilt 1997 Ryder Cup trophy. Ortiz-Patino founded the Valderrama course in Sotogrande, Spain in the 1980s. With a savvy business sense and pioneering spirit, Ortiz-Patino was able to bring the famous Ryder Cup competition to his course in 1997, marking the first time the course was held in Continental Europe. The European team won the competition and retained the Ryder Cup that year. This trophy, custom-made for Ortiz-Patino to commemorate the tournament at Valderrama in 1997, is inscribed at its base, ”Ryder Cup 1997 / Valderrama”. Trophy has a mini statue of a golfer mid-swing to top and has a ”J.B. London” hallmark and is mounted to a wooden circular plinth to an overall size of approximately 12”. Trophy is in near fine condition. From Jaime Ortiz-Patino’s estate.  Sold for $34,375.

Ryder Cup Trophy

Valderrama Golf Club Founder Jaime Ortiz-Patino Ryder Cup Trophy — From the Famous 1997 Ryder Cup Tournament

Ryder Cup Trophy From the 1997 Championship — One of the Few Official Trophies, Owned & Obtained from by a Former PGA President

Beautiful Ryder Cup trophy belonging to a former President of the PGA of America, and from the 1997 Ryder Cup championship. The European team squeaked out a one point win against the American squad that year, in the biennial challenge between American and European golfers. Trophy is an official Ryder Cup Trophy that rarely leaves the United Kingdom, and similar to what the squad members receive each year. Sterling silver plaque wraps around the wooden base, bearing the engraved signatures of the American team: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Brad Faxon, Lee Janzen, Justin Leonard, Tom Lehman, Davis Love, III, Jim Furyk, Jeff Maggert, Mark O’Meara, Scott Hoch, and Captain Tom Kite. The name of Will Mann and ”Valderrama G.C. / 1997” is also engraved. The centerpiece of the trophy is the beautiful gold plated cup, with ”The Ryder Cup” engraved and a removable lid. Manufactured by Asprey, and with hallmarks to left of cup portion. Measures 4.5” in diameter and 12” tall. Very light tarnishing. Near fine.  Sold for $18,750.

Ryder Cup Trophy

Ryder Cup Trophy From the 1997 Championship — One of the Few Official Trophies, Owned & Obtained from by a Former PGA President

To auction, buy, consign or sell a Ryder Cup trophy, please email Nate at Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

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