These two pieces are of special endearment to residents of North Carolina and especially Greensboro. The Greater Greensboro Open has been a stop on the PGA Tour since 1938. Each year, a number of great golfers converge on Greensboro to compete for this prestigious PGA title. The decanters shown here are from the 1973 and 1980 tournaments.
These decanters were given as gifts to sponsors of the GGO Tournament. In 1973, the GGO tournament was won by Chi Chi Rodriguez with a score of 267. The runner up that year was Lou Graham (who would go on to win the U.S. Open) with a score of 268. The 1973 decanter was a porcelain representation of a golfer hitting a shot.
In 1980, Craig Stadler (who would eventually win the Masters in Augusta, GA) won the Greater Greensboro Open with a score of 275. That year, the runner up was George Burns with a score of 281. In 1996, the GGO became the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic. The tournament is still played at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro each year. Starting this year, the tournament will move to a fall date on a Forest Oaks course redesigned by Davis Love III.