Authors Signed Presentation Copy! Harvey Penick's. Little Red Book 1992 1st edition in DW. Full page inscription from Penick to Dave Thomas, dated 1992 - mint unused book 'Cult Classic'
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|Dave Thomas was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, he turned professional in 1949, taking up a position as an assistant. He later played tournament golf, and won more than a dozen titles in Britain and around Europe. He also tried his hand in the United States, he did win a qualifying tournament for the U.S. Open in 1964 and finished second in the St. Paul Open In 1958, Thomas finished tied with Peter Thomson after 72 holes in the Open at Royal Lytham, but lost the 36-hole Saturday playoff by four strokes. At Muirfield in 1966, he again finished as runner-up, one stroke behind Jack Nicklaus. Throughout his career, Thomas was renowned for his long, straight, driving, and once hit a drive during a practice round for the 1967 Open at Hoylake onto the green at the 420-yard (384 m) second hole. Thomas represented Great Britain in the Ryder Cup on four occasions, in 1959, 1963, 1965 and 1967, only being defeated once in his five singles matches. He also represented Wales in the Canada Cup, which later became the World Cup of Golf, on eleven occasions, and again at the Double Diamond Internationals in 1972. Thomas was elected Captain of the Professional Golfers' Association during their centenary year in 2001, and in 2006 was recognised for his contribution to golf by being made an honorary life member of the PGA. After retiring from tournament golf due to back and eye problems, he set up a golf course design business. He has designed over 100 courses around the world, his work includes Hacienda Del Alamo, the Brabazon, Derby and PGA National courses at Ryder Cup venue The Belfry. Thomas died at his home in Spain on 27 August 2013. This item has a letter of authentication from his son Paul Thomas|
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