A way to get your own green jacket

By |  April 10, 2015 0 Comments

Augusta National green jackets are pretty hard to come by, and odds are none of us will ever get our hands on one… unless you are expecting that membership invitation in the mail any day now or plan on trying to join the PGA Tour for a chance at winning one.

Now we know what you are thinking, “random Golfdom Staff writer — there has to be another way to get one, there’s just got to be.”

What if we told you there is a way to obtain one of those rye green pieces of heaven in a completely and entirely legal way (because we at Golfdom do not condone theft or murder).

Currently Robert Edward Auctions is auctioning off a 1999 Augusta National Golf Club green jacket. This is a rare opportunity for a member of the general public to purchase this piece of memorabilia. How rare are they do you ask? Fewer than 10 have ever been made available to the public and most notable of those would be one that was owned by Bobby Jones and sold at public auction for $310,700.

Don’t shy away just yet my potential leprechaun-looking friends. The auction house estimates this specific jacket will sell between $10,000 and $20,000. It formerly belonged to W. Ron Alexander, one of three Scottish members of Augusta National, and a member of the clubs rules committee in 2000.

Bids for the jacket started on April 2 and the current high bid is at $2,750. The auction will conclude on April 25 at 9 p.m. EST and then who knows when another one of these will ever hit the market again. If you would like to make an offer or follow the bidding war that will inevitably ensue follow the link here.

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