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Bobby Jones and The Quest For The Grand Slam Hardcover – April 1, 2005
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"By the time he won the third legthe U.S. Open at Interlachenit could no longer be a secret to anyone, including the press, that he stood on the edge of something that no one else had ever done. The psychological pressure on him must have been tremendous as the summer gave way to the fall, and a Depression-racked country sought stories to capture its imagination and distract it from the precarious times that surrounded the land. . . . That Bub (our family nickname for my grandfather) was able to withstand this pressure, all the while maintaining his commitment to his law practice and his family, is astounding." from the Foreword by Dr. Robert Tyre Jones IV
"The secret of Jones success was the strength of the mans mind." Ben Hogan
"If there was any one player I tried to emulate in my early teens, it was Bob Jones." from the Foreword by Jack Nicklaus
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DVD Inside The Story of Golf: The Early Years, Golf Comes of Age, the Modern Game
Jim McKay narrates this XX-minute DVD, which closely examines the remarkable history of the grand sport of golf. The production introduces viewers to the mystical beginnings of the game, explores the subsequent fascination with the sport in America, and traces golfs growth into the multibillion-dollar industry that it is today. The sports greatest ambassadors, including Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and many others are also featured. In 1916 the world of golf was introduced to a player who would become its greatest legend when Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr. teed off in the U.S. Amateur at Merion Cricket Club (now Merion Golf Club) at the tender age of 14. Fourteen years later, he would win the final leg of the Grand Slam at the same site to complete an unprecedented sweep of the open and amateur championships of both Britain and the United States. Journalists searched for words to adequately describe the accomplishment. George Trevor of the New York Sun called the feat the "Impregnable Quadrilateral of Golf." But it was O. B. Keelers term"Grand Slam," which he borrowed from contract bridge and first used after Jones won the British Open at Hoylakethat eventually stuck. Bobby Jones and the Quest for the Grand Slam is the most comprehensive book ever published on one of the worlds most beloved golfers, evoking through rare photographs the man and his era. While dozens of athletes excelled in the twenties, none captured the public imagination quite like Jones did. He played in 31 majors and placed first or second better than 50 percent of the time. He popularized golf on an international stage, and his sportsmanship called singular attention to the games best traditions. His successes on and off the course inspired generations. Bobby Jones and the Quest for the Grand Slam vividly tells the story of Jones life and golfing career. From his days as a competitive golfer, through his retirement in 1930 at the age of 28, to his phenomenally popular instructional films, books, and newspaper columns, Jones charisma shines through. It is easy to see why he is considered the greatest of them all. The companion volume to the prestigious Atlanta History Centers traveling exhibition by the same name, Bobby Jones and the Quest for the Grand Slam is the definitive work on Bobby Jones.