Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones

Nick Name
: N/A
:17 Mar,1902
:117 years, 5 months
:Atlanta, Georgia, United States
: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering-Georgia Institute of Technology,English Literature-Harvard University,Emory University School of Law

About Bobby Jones

Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr. (March 17, 1902 – December 18, 1971) was an American amateur golfer, and a lawyer by profession. Jones founded and helped design the Augusta National Golf Club, and co-founded the Masters Tournament.

First majors:

  • As an adult, he hit his stride and won his first U.S. Open in 1923.
  • he won 13 major championships (as they were counted at the time) in 20 attempts.
  • Jones was the first player to win The Double, both the U.S. and British Open Championships in the same year (1926). 
  • He was the second (and last) to win the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur in the same year (1930), first accomplished in 1916 by Chick Evans.

  • Films:
  • Title list of the shorts: How I Play Golf
  • The Putter (April 26, 1931, Film Daily review)
  • Chip Shots (April 26)
  • The Niblick (May 31)
  • The Mashie Niblick (June 5)
  • Medium Irons (July 5)
  • The Big Irons (July 12)
  • The Spoon (July 19)
  • The Brassie (August 1)
  • The Driver (August 30)
  • Trouble Shots (September 13)
  • Practice Shots (September 27)
  • A Round of Golf (September 4)

How To Break 90

  • The Grip (April 17, 1933)
  • Position and Backswing (May 15)
  • Hip Action (May 20)
  • Down Swing (The Downswing) (May 29)
  • Impact (July 15)
  • Fine Points (August 5) 


  • Jones authored several books on golf including Down the Fairway with Oscar Bane "O.B." Keeler (1927), The Rights and Wrongs of Golf (1933), Golf Is My Game (1959), Bobby Jones on Golf (1966), and Bobby Jones on the Basic Golf Swing (1968) with illustrator Anthony Ravielli.
  • Jones has been the subject of several books, most notably The Bobby Jones Story and A Boy's Life of Bobby Jones, both by O.B. Keeler. 
  • Notable texts are The Life and Times of Bobby Jones: Portrait of a Gentleman by Sidney L. Matthew, The Greatest Player Who Never Lived by J. Michael Veron, and Triumphant Journey: The Saga of Bobby Jones and the Grand Slam of Golf by Richard Miller. Published in 2006, The Grand Slam by Mark Frost has received much note as being evocative of Jones's life and times.
  • A special room is dedicated to Jones's life and accomplishments at the United States Golf Association Museum and Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History in Far Hills, New Jersey.

Bobby Jones Achievements


Jones is the only player ever to have won the (pre-Masters) Grand Slam, or all four major championships, in the same calendar year (1930). Jones' path to the 1930 Grand Slam title was:

  • The Amateur Championship, Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland
  • The Open Championship, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England
  • U.S. Open, Interlachen Country Club, Minnesota
  • U.S. Amateur, Merion Golf Club, Pennsylvania


  • In 1981, the U.S. Postal Service issued an 18 cent stamp commemorating Jones.
  • The USGA's sportsmanship award is named the Bob Jones Award in his honor.
  • He was the first recipient of the AAU's Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States
  • Achievements and awards:
  • 1930-1930, he was honored with the first James E. Sullivan Award, awarded annually by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States.
  • 1974-World Golf Hall of Fame
  • 1930-James E. Sullivan Award
  • 1958-Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame
  • 1997-Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame

U.S. national team appearances:


Walker Cup: 1922 (winners), 1924 (winners), 1926 (winners), 1928 (winners, playing captain), 1930 (winners, playing captain)

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