On View
Sports Gallery
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Issued by
United Golf Association, 1925 - 1965
Received by
Funches, Ethel, American, 1913 - 2010
Date
1968
Medium
metal and wood
Dimensions
H x W x D (a.): 30 1/2 × 10 × 8 1/2 in. (77.5 × 25.4 × 21.6 cm)
H x W x D (b.): 4 11/16 × 5 3/8 × 1/16 in. (11.9 × 13.7 × 0.2 cm)
Description
A United Golf Association "Amateur Women Championship Flight Winner" trophy won by Ethel Funches in 1968.
2015.249.1a: The trophy is made of metal, probably an alloy painted to look like gold. It is on top of a 5" dark brown wooden square base which is on top of a 3/4" thick flat wooden base. The trophy is a gold cup style. There is a circular base with a textured edge. The column is rounded at the bottom, gets thinner at the top, and ends in a sphere-like shape. The column has a ribbed texture. On top of the column is the main cup part of the trophy. It has a handle on each side that is shaped like a wreath. On top of the cup there is a base with two wing designs and a fleur-de-lis in the middle. At the top of the trophy, there is a figure of a female golfer. Her hair is pulled back and she is wearing a short sleeve blouse and a skirt that falls just below the knee. Her feet are turned and her arms are back as if she is about to swing a golf club. However, the golf club appears to be missing.
2015.249.1b: The plate for the front of trophy is a silver colored metal. At the top there is a logo which reads "United Golf Association 1968". The following words are under the logo- "AMATEUR WOMEN / CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT WINNER / FALSTAFF BREWING CO." There are no words on the back of the plate. The front of the plate has a reflective surface.
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Awards and Medals
Type
trophies (prizes)
Topic
Athletes
Golf
Sports
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Grand Niece Angela Kenion-Wynn in Memory of Ethel P. Funches
Object number
2015.249.1ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56d53f066-c958-4cef-bb9c-bf12afbe5c5d
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