|Bartlett Hills C.C. - June 15, 1929|
But on June 15, the golfers at Bartlett Hills Country Club were focused on the fairways and greens of their own course in the pastoral countryside outside of Chicago. It was Glen Garry Dae and members were competing for a very distinctive trophy. This was not a standard silver loving cup or a common engraved tray.
On that long ago summer day the winning golfer was rewarded with dainty bronze sculpture of a young lady. She wasn't carrying a golf bag...or swinging a club, in fact, her pose had nothing whatsoever to do with the game. She appeard to be doing a kind of march-mimicking dance, her eyes demurely downcast ... oh, and for some strange reason she happened to be stark naked.
Granted, the golf apparel of the day was not particularly flattering, and certainly would do nothing to highlight the ample attributes of this statue's attractive subject, but the integral nudity does seem a bit out-of-context for a golf trophy.
up for auction on e-bay. The discription mentioned "some wear to thigh and navel" which was visible in the accompanying photos.
In the end, the oddly endearing golf trophy sold for a modest $85.00.
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