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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books (April 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572439688
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572439689
  • ASIN: B008SMVERK
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 4.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,185,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a thoroughly researched and engrossing history of the Augusta National Golf Club and its crown jewel, the Masters Tournament. Designed by Bobby Jones in the early 1930s, the Masters achieved major status more quickly than any other tournament played. While the narrative does proceed to the age of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, the author is primarily concerned with illuminating the romantic earlier days of American golf. This is golf history at its best and it belongs in libraries with active golf collections. Laurence Hull, Cannon Memorial Lib., Concord, N.C.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"...a timeless book. Everyone who loves the game should read A Golf Story..." -Jack Nicklaus "A Great and lasting tribute... a literary gem." -Arnold Palmer"

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This should be required reading for any golfer.
joe
This book is a gem, the best ever written on Bobby, Roberts, and Augusta National.
John D. Moody
The author has a thorough and scholarly approach to his writing.
Rick Eaton

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rick Eaton on November 16, 2001
Format: Hardcover
A tremendous story about arguably the greatest golfer of all time, the most meticulously groomed golf course of all time and the best run golf tournament of all time.
The author has a thorough and scholarly approach to his writing. What makes it great though is the fact that the nearly mythical Bob Jones befriended this young writer so the book is filled with many first hand views. If you love golf and you want to know more about the origins of the modern game this is the book for you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John D. Moody on January 19, 2006
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This book is a gem, the best ever written on Bobby, Roberts, and Augusta National. Price's account of Bobby is "priceless", if you've ever wanted to know about this amazing man and the origins of Augusta National/the Masters, buy this book.
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When my father was a teenager growing up in Winnipeg in the 1920's, Bobby Jones was his hero. He took up golf and would play until late in the evening on long summer days. On cold winter nights, his sisters would lay awake listening to the swoosh of the broom he would practice swing with in the kitchen. When Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam, people in the English speaking world went crazy. I decided to review this book---which I read long ago---on the eve of the U.S. Open and Father's Day, in memory of what would have been my Father's 100th Birthday this year, and to remember that Bobby Jones won four U.S. Open titles as an amateur.

Most of this great little book by Charles Price is about how Jones went on to create the Master's Tournament and the Augusta National Golf Course on which it's played. Price notes that at the time, it was anticipated that Bobby Jones would dominate the tournament. But he never won it even once. It was also a disappointment for Bobby Jones that amateur golf faded out in the 1930's because of the Depression. But, the Master's Tournament grew into one of the major events of the U.S. golf tour and an international event. The name "Masters," by which the tournament came to be known, was not what Jones chose. Other than that, Jones, through his protege Clifford Roberts, kept tight rein on the event.

Charles Price(1926-1994) was one of my favorite golf writers. He wrote with depth and passion. One of my favorite articles he wrote was his Golf Digest tribute to Jimmy Demaret upon his death in 1984. Demaret was a colorful character who won the Master's Tournament three times.

Price writes with compassionate detail about the tragic side of Bobby Jones.
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This story is more than a story about golf and how the game was meant to played. It is a story about life, and how it was meant to be lived. I can see why Jack said it was his favorite. It's mine too.
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