"Being an astute businessman, Ryder took great interest in the integrity of the matches that would later bear his name": First Edition of The Ryder Cup Meets the Monster; Inscribed by Dow Finsterwald, Jr.
The Ryder Cup Meets the Monster: A Collection of Words and Pictures Commemorating Golf’s Crown Jewel.
Perry, Bryon. Foreward by Dow Finsterwald Jr.$125.00
Item Number: 89015
Bingham Farms, Michigan: Premiere Publishing LLC, 2004.
First edition of this work dedicated to ‘golf’s crown jewel’: The Ryder Cup. Quarto, original boards, illustrated throughout. Inscribed by Dow Finsterwald on the title page, “To Robert: Hope you enjoy ‘Golf’s greatest event,’ Best Wishes, Dow Finsterwald Jr.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Contested every two years, The Ryder Cup event is jointly administered by the Golfers' Association of America of America and Ryder Cup Europe. Originally contested between Great Britain and the United States, the first official Ryder Cup took place in 1927 at Worcester Country Club in Worcester, Massachusetts; the present-day popularity of the Ryder Cup now generates enormous media attention.