Donald Trump’s Personal Golf Irons Gifted to his Former Caddie
BOSTON, MA — (July 13, 17) Donald Trump‘s personal golf irons sold for $29,798 according to Boston-based RR Auction.
The Trump personally-owned and used full set of TaylorMade RAC TP ForgedIrons, 3-PW, gifted to his personal caddie, Andrew Lombardo, at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
From 2004 to 2008, Lombardo served as Assistant Caddie Master and Director of Outdoor Operations while employed at Bedminster, caddying for Trump over 100 times from the day the club first opened until his resignation in 2008, including twice during the filming of The Apprentice.
“I knew the first set of irons were special and so beautiful, they were the only set of forged blades, the first set that TaylorMade gave to Mr. Trump and the only set that had (D. Trump) engraved on them,” said Lombardo in a letter of provenance. According to Lombardo, Trump exclusively used these irons for a two-and-a-half month period while playing with and against a variety of celebrities, powerful businesspeople, and golf professionals at Bedminster.
“Bidding for the golf clubs went back and forth between a gentleman from New Jersey and the eventual winner from California,” said Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction. “The new owner was quite interested because of the quality and provenance of these clubs that had belonged to the future President.”
The Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction from RR Auction began on June 26 and concluded on July 12. More details, can be found online at www.rrauction.comWHAT'S YOUR REACTION?