The name Bobby Jones brings to mind not only a legendary golfer but also a legendary era in the history of golf. Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. earned 23 tournament victories in a 13-year competitive period that ended in 1930 when he was just 28 years old. He was the only player ever to carry off the Grand Slam, winning all four majors in one year, and he co-designed the Augusta National course. Jones also set a standard for character and was so committed to fair play that he called penalties on himself, causing him to lose two major competitions.
Bobby Jones combines some of the greatest voices in sports writing with photographs so dynamic you can almost hear the astonished crowds cheering Jones on. Close-ups demonstrating Jones's technique are also included.
Printed in Italy in six colors, including two eight-page double gatefolds and approximately 150 photographs, this elegant oversize edition is a cornerstone volume for every golf lover's library.
About the Author
Martin Davis created Sports Marketing Group, the largest publisher of specialty golf magazines in the country. He is a past president of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association, a member of the Golf Collectors Society, and a premier golf historian. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.