Down the Fairway; the Golf Life and Play of Robert T. Jones, JR.
by Jones, Robert T. (Bobby), 1902-1971 and O.B. Keeler
New York: Minton, Balch & Co, 1927. First Edition. Octavo. 239 pages,  leaves of plates; illustrations, portraits, facsimiles. His crowning glory was The Grand Slam of 1930, in which he became the only golfer ever to win the U.S. Amateur, British Amateur, British Open and U.S. Open in the same year, indeed, the only golfer to win all four in a career. When he retired at the end of that year at the age of 28. He was clearly a prodigy, and his first championship was the 1916 U.S. Amateur, where as a 14-year-old he went to the third round. Jones' greatest legacy is his roll in founding the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament in 1934. It is said that he was the man who made golf the dream of not only the affluent but of the growing middle class. Arnold Palmer considered him the man to emulate for style. bound in green cloth backed in ran cloth, lettered and stamped in gilt. A handsome copy with tiny name plate to front pastedown, some rubbing to rar board and soiling to spine. Very nice, clean bright copy.
(Inventory #: 018971)
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