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Title Delta Golf Open Ball Marker
Date 2006
Collection Whit Hawkins Collection
Object Name Marker, Golf Ball
Catalog Number 2017.140.212
Description Brass round ball marker. One side has Delta logo and text: "DELTA GOLF OPEN / FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY / 1957-2006" Reverse side has sponsor Gate Gourmet's logo.
Diameter (in) 1
Provenance Owned by Whit Hawkins. He gave the keynote address at the 50th Anniversary Delta Golf Open in 2006. Whit and his son Jeff also completed in the tournament for the first time in many years.

The first official Delta Golf Open was in the spring of 1957 at the Griffin Municipal Golf Course. The 1957 tournament attracted about 88 Delta employee golfers mostly from Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth. Today, the tournament attracts hundreds of employees from Delta, Delta Connection and Delta subsidiaries and raises funds for charities.
People Hawkins, W. Whitley "Whit," 1931-2017
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Delta Golf Open
Logo, Delta Heritage Widget
Gate Gourmet
Subjects Golf
Sports
Employees
Retirees
Tournaments
Commemoration
Souvenirs