Down the Fairway

Down the Fairway

by Robert T. Jones Jr., O. B. Keeler
Down the Fairway

Down the Fairway

by Robert T. Jones Jr., O. B. Keeler


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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 ernest 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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780945167556
Publisher: British American Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 02/22/1995
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 443,270
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Robert T. (Bobby) Jones Jr. was an Atlanta lawyer who also happened to become, arguable, the best golfer who ever lived. His ultimate achievement came in 1930, when he became the first and only golfer ever to win the Grand Slam in one calendar year. He promptly retired from competitive golf, returned to his law practice, and subsequently founded Augusta National Golf Club, site of the annual Masters Tournament.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the 2001 Edition Jack Nicklaus vii

Foreword Grantland Rice xi

Part 1

Chapter 1 Beginnings 3

Chapter 2 I Discovered Old Man Par 17

Chapter 3 Fourteen, and a State Championship 27

Chapter 4 Bouncing Back from a National Bout 37

Chapter 5 Professionals, and a Red Cross Tour 47

Chapter 6 Runner-Up at Oakmont 57

Chapter 7 The First British Venture 69

Chapter 8 St. Louis-and What Is Championship? 79

Chapter 9 Breaking Through 91

Chapter 10 After Seven Lean Years 101

Chapter 11 The Biggest Year 113

Part 2

Chapter 12 Putting: A Game Within a Game 127

Chapter 13 The Pitch Shot: A Mystery 135

Chapter 14 Iron Play: I Like it 147

Chapter 15 The Heavy Artillery 157

Chapter 16 Miscellaneous Shots-and Trouble 167

Chapter 17 Tournament Golf 177

Chronology: The Major Events in the Golf Life of Bobby Jones 185

Glossary for the 2001 Edition 189

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