The Slam: Bobby Jones and the Price of Glory

The Slam: Bobby Jones and the Price of Glory

by Curt Sampson
     
 

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An unlikely champion.  An unprecedented accomplishment.  A powerful story of a man on the verge of becoming a legend—at a time when the nation needed every hero it could get. 

In the 1930s, Bobby Jones did what no golfer had done before—and what no golfer has done since—he won all four major championships in one year. This

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An unlikely champion.  An unprecedented accomplishment.  A powerful story of a man on the verge of becoming a legend—at a time when the nation needed every hero it could get. 

In the 1930s, Bobby Jones did what no golfer had done before—and what no golfer has done since—he won all four major championships in one year. This dominant performance earned him untold riches and the adoration of the public. He had two tickertape parades to commemorate his achievement. He dated starlets. He became one of the best paid men in the country at a time when the Depression had ravaged the economy.

Then, at the top of his game, he quit the sport. He walked away.

One of golf’s greatest writers, the New York Times bestselling author Curt Sampson, focuses on the 1930 golf season and how Bobby Jones changed a country, how Jones exemplified an era, and how his own personal demons threatened to swallow him whole, even as he performed unparalleled feats on the greens.

A must-have for golf fans, THE SLAM captures the essence of an era—equal parts compelling sports biography, sweeping social history, and stirring human drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626813670
Publisher:
Diversion Books
Publication date:
07/29/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
217
Sales rank:
478,963
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

CURT SAMPSON is a former touring professional and a regular contributor to Golf Magazine and Golf.com. Sampson, who re-created Ben Hogan's greatest season in a three-part series for Sports Illustrated last year, has written 10 books, including the bestsellers The Masters and Hogan. He lives in Ennis, Texas.

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