Why Bobby Jones Quit: A Literary Portrait

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At the dawn of the jazz age and the golden age of sport, one man was ready to burst upon the golf scene as no one had done before or since: Bobby Jones. It was a time of different golf rules, the growth of golf as a major sport, ancient equipment, unruly fans and great amateur and professional players, but Bobby Jones overcame them all. For the next ten years, Jones ruled, setting records that others would feign to touch and emulate. You’ll learn things you never knew about Bobby Jones in this book. Jones had the first traveling public relations agent in Oscar Bane Keeler and he had the first traveling teacher, Stewart Maiden. Harvey Penick, the author of golf’s beloved "Little Red Book," called Maiden the best golf instructor of all time. Many people think of a sport only in present-day terms. But you cannot understand a sports figure unless you also understand his time and place. Then, you’ll truly know what he had to go through to do what he did. This book effectively transports you back to Bobby Jones’ day. Written in the nonfiction novel format created for his best-selling "Ben Hogan’s Secret" and the golf classic "Golf Gave Me Something to Love," author Bob Thomas blends the actual words and themes used by Jones, Keeler, Maiden and Jones’ father, Big Bob, to bring the grand story of Bobby Jones to life in riveting scenes. You’ll feel as though you’re there as Jones winds his way through golf and history to become the great hero of the South, the USGA and the United States and golf in general. This is the book that should have been made into the movie about Bobby Jones.

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Published by Bob Thomas Books (2004)
ISBN 10: 0971768269 ISBN 13: 9780971768260
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