Bond, Golf and Me – Autograph’s Sean Connery , Lee Trevino & Max Faulkener
3 Very rare Autographs – very seldom seen together – framed in new card display.. 13 * 16 inches.
Sean Connery is a top Golfer in his own right and has played many Professional Tournaments and counts many of the World’s top Golfers as ex partners and friends.
IN 1973, Connery, Lee Trevino and Max Faulkener together with Jackie Stewart of Motor Racing fame, were involved in a film called “The Swinging World of Golf” and this seems the starting point of a combined friendship –which may have led to this unusual collection of Autographs.
Sean Connery – Landing the role of the world’s most famous secret agent not only elevated Sir Sean Connery to international stardom it also set alight passion for the game of golf. In his book Being a Scot, the original 007 explains all.
Bond, Golf and Me – “It wasn’t until I was taught enough golf to look as though I could outwit the accomplished golfer Gert Frobe in Goldfinger that I got the bug.”
Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a retired American professional golfer regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf historyand the greatest Hispanic golfer of all time. He was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981.
Trevino won six major championships and 29 PGA Tour events over the course of his career. He is one of only four players to twice win the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship. The only major that eluded him was the Masters Tournament.
He is an icon for Mexican Americans, and is often referred to as “The Merry Mex” and “Supermex,” both affectionate nicknames given to him by other golfers
Herbert Gustavus Max Faulkner, OBE (29 July 1916 – 26 February 2005) was an English professional golfer who won The Open Championship in 1951 and was renowned for his colourful dress sense.
Faulkner was born in Bexhill-on-Sea, the son of a club professional who had once been assistant to James Braid. During World War II he served in the RAF as a Physical Training (PT) instructor. He hardly played any golf during this time, but took up boxing instead, becoming services champion.
Faulkner’s tournament career began in 1946, shortly after the war. He won 16 regular tournaments in Europe, including three Spanish Opens, with his last being the 1968 Portuguese Open at the age of 52. He also won the PGA Seniors Championship on two occasions. His greatest achievement was his victory in the 1951 Open Championship at Royal Portrush. With a round still to be played he had a 6-stroke lead and is reported to have signed autographs with the postscript “1951 Open Champion”..Helped by what he called a “mystery guiding light”,he went on to finish with a score of 3 under par, two ahead of Antonio Cerdá, and said later “It was all I ever wanted. The Open meant everything to me.”
Faulkner played in the Ryder Cup Matches on five occasions, including the historic 1957 contest at Lindrick when the Great Britain team won for the only time between 1933 and 1985 (Europe).