Bobby's Open: Mr Jones and the Golf Shot that Defined a Legend [NOOK Book]

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TIMES BRITISH SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013

25th June 1926. Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club is hosting the world's oldest and most prestigious golf tournament - The Open Championship. A stellar field of players has assembled from both sides of the Atlantic hoping to claim victory, including Walter Hagen, Harry Vardon and a rising young amateur from the USA, Bobby Jones.

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Bobby's Open: Mr Jones and the Golf Shot that Defined a Legend

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Overview

TIMES BRITISH SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013

25th June 1926. Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club is hosting the world's oldest and most prestigious golf tournament - The Open Championship. A stellar field of players has assembled from both sides of the Atlantic hoping to claim victory, including Walter Hagen, Harry Vardon and a rising young amateur from the USA, Bobby Jones.

Already a winner of the US Open and US Amateur Championship, Jones has yet to win a Major event on British soil. To do so now would set him on a path of unrivalled achievement and into the history books as the greatest amateur golfer the world has ever known.

As the competition boils down to the penultimate hole on the final day, Bobby must hold his nerve to pull off a miracle recovery shot that will fire his reputation - and that of the golf course - around the world. Bobby's Open is the inspirational story of a golfing legend and one of the game's defining contests.

Steven Reid blends social history with sporting biography to portray the most famous sportsman of his time, examining why Jones was so adored and the cruel price he ultimately paid for his genius.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906850319
  • Publisher: Icon Books, Ltd. UK
  • Publication date: 6/7/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 573,160
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Steven Reid is a life-long member of Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, which he captained in 1996 and is currently chairman of its Heritage Committee. Steven is also Chief Medical Officer of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and a member of County Sligo Golf Club at Rosses Point, West of Ireland. His previous book Get to the Point extolled the virtues of the Harry Colt-designed links at Sligo.

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Table of Contents

List of figures and plates ix

Foreword Jack Nicklaus xi

Preface xv

1 My, but you're a wonder, sir! 1

2 On genius and temperament 13

3 The first crossing 25

4 The transformation 41

5 On strain and destiny 57

6 The second crossing 77

7 The story of St Anne's 91

8 A glimpse into the hall of Valhalla 105

9 The final preparations 117

10 Meet the players 129

11 The first day 151

12 The second day 163

13 The final day 169

14 A teaspoonful of sand 181

15 The final hole 195

16 The presentation 205

17 Mr Jones turns sleuth 213

18 Free, at last! 223

Bibliography 231

Sources, notes and acknowledgements 235

Appendices

A Final leader board, 1926 British Open Championship 237

B The course at St Anne's then and now 239

C Bobby Jones and the Claret Jug puzzle 245

D Tommy Armour on Jones 251

E The Berrie portrait 255

F Just one more time - Jones visits St. Anne's in 1944 259

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