Down the Fairway ( Sports Media Group's rare Book Collection Series)by Bobby Jones, Oscar Bane Keeler, O. B. Keeler
Originally published in 1927, Bobby Jones's Down the Fairway has become what Sports Illustrated calls "an incontestable classic." Part memoir, part golf instructional, part golf history-and including wonderful vintage photographs-Down the Fairway is a must read for all who care about this most fascinating sport. Amazingly, Bobby Jones-along with sports journalist O. B. Keeler-wrote this book when he was only 24 years old. His thinking was that, having just become the first golfer ever to win both U.S. and British Open titles in one year (1926), he would never perform at such a high level again. It seemed a good time, then, to tell his story. In an age of big money, lucrative endorsements, TV contracts, and pouting millionaires, this earnest volume comes as a breath of fresh air. Infused with Jones's deep knowledge of and pure passion for the game, it evokes a long-ago time when an amateur could be the best in the world.
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What can be said other than Bobby Jones the greatest amateur golfer to play the game wrote about his career at a very young age and it is a classic. His long time friend O. B Keeler did a masterful job of working with him on the manuscript. Robert Tyre Jones left a classic book to compliment his classic swing.