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.
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Together with companion tomes on Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, this oversize homage to Bobby Jones forms golf's most imposing threesome of photographic celebrations. The only golfer ever to win the elusive Grand Slam, Jones was among the most dominant sporting personalities of the Roaring '20s and early '30s, an athlete of unsurpassed grace and charisma. As much as the photographs capture Jones's enormous accomplishment, the forward by Alistair Cooke, and accompanying essays by Dave Anderson, Ben Crenshaw, Peter Dobreiner, Nick Seitz, and Larry Dorman put those accomplishments in perspective and offer insight on the man and his legacy. "What we are left with in the end," supposes Cooke, "is a forever young, good-looking Southerner, an impeccably courteous and decent man with a private ironical view of life who, to the good fortune of people who saw him, happened to play the great game with more magic and more grace than anyone before or since." Thankfully, Bobby Jones manages to preserve much of that in its pages. --Jeff Silverman
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Book Description Broadway, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110767902092