Bob Hope Auction Has Rare Golf Memorabilia

"Collector and museum quality" items from the life, career and estate of the legendary Bob Hope will be sold during a live televised and real-time online auction conducted by Julien's Auctions next weekend.

The auction takes place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. Hundreds of items will be sold, but golf collectors remember the entertainer's fondness for the game and will find a number of items for sale.

Highlights from Mr. Hope's golf memorabilia collection include: a complete set of golf clubs from various makers (woods 1 - 6, irons 3 - 9 and a brass head putter); his Dunlop Bogie Buster golf bag; a Tiffany and Company sterling silver golf club given to Mr. Hope for his 95th birthday by NBC; 24k gold plated golf tees; two Chrysler Classic ball markers bearing Mr. Hope's image; a white, pink and blue striped golf shirt; Izod® cardigan sweater; a red sports jacket made by Arthur Cross; a light blue pair of dress pants with "Second Mile Golf Classic" embroidered on the back pocket and his Du Pont Corfam leather golf shoes. "Golf is my real profession, show business pays my green fees" — Bob Hope.

Proceeds from this auction will benefit the Bob and Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation.