I got a message from a lady called Marion recently who unearthed a treasure after 50 years when she found this book written by Ben Hogan and containing a message from the legend inside.

The note inside the cover of this amazing piece of memorabilia reads:
To Fred Kyle with best wishes and kindest regards, Ben Hogan.

The book has provenance as Hogan and Fred Kyle appeared to have been golfing friends.

Marion continued.

I believe that Mr. Hogan and my uncle must have played golf at the same golf club in Ft. Worth.

I had a windbreaker jacket that Mr. Hogan gave to my uncle as well.  It was monogrammed with "BH" on the front.  My uncle gave the jacket to me when I was about 12 years old and I remember him telling me that it had belonged to Mr. Hogan and for me to keep it in a safe place.  I had kept the jacket with me over the last 50 years and finally disposed of it in 2012. 

Can anyone out there help appraise the book? What is it worth?  Marion is keen to see it find a new home.  Contact me on Facebook here or on Twitter here.

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