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Tribute - Bobby Jones The Golf Legend, Gentleman, Inventor and Entrepreneur and His Inspirational Quotes

Updated on July 17, 2014

Bobby Jones - a Golf Legend Lives On

A very old time golfer but relevant even today - Bobby Jones, was born Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. (March 17, 1902 – December 18, 1971)in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child he fought for his health and his doctor prescribed golf for his health. His father was the corporate attorney for Coca-Cola and made many business connections on the golf course that helped in his professional legal career.

Bobby Jones - Golf Inventor Instructor Entrepreneur

Bobby Jones would create 18 videos on golf instruction. He went on to work with A.G. Spalding & Co. to developed the very first set of matched clubs - back in the 1930s!

Bobby Jones Legendary Golfer

A portrait of golf legend Bobby Jones is being dedicated on Friday, April 2, at the Forest Hills Golf Club, the course where Jones began his 1930 campaign for a Grand Slam with a victory in the Southeastern Open. The painting, by Augusta artist Willi
A portrait of golf legend Bobby Jones is being dedicated on Friday, April 2, at the Forest Hills Golf Club, the course where Jones began his 1930 campaign for a Grand Slam with a victory in the Southeastern Open. The painting, by Augusta artist Willi

Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones | Source

Gold Legend - Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones Golf Legend
Bobby Jones Golf Legend | Source

Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course... the space between your ears.
Bobby Jones

The difference between a sand trap and water hazard is the difference between a car crash and an airplane crash. You have a chance of recovering from a car crash.
Read more at http://www.golftoday.co.uk/noticeboard/quotes/bobby_jones.html#VP3sL8DcXVOKXd3K.99

It is nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time. But it took me many years to realize it.
Bobby Jones

Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies.
Read more at http://www.golftoday.co.uk/noticeboard/quotes/bobby_jones.html#VP3sL8DcXVOKXd3K.99

Some people think they are concentrating when they're merely worrying.
Bobby Jones


The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two.
Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones went on to become a professional golfer stating that he simply loved the game. He earned his living mainly as an attorney the records say, however, the instructional videos and the invention of the first set of clubs must have overshadowed even his attorney pay. He choose to retire at the young age of 28 but look at the championships Bobby Jones has to his name:

Bobby Jones - Golf Championships

  • Masters Tournament - 13 wins to his name

  • U. S. Open - won 1923,1926, 1926 ,1930

  • The Open Championship 1926, 1927, 1930

  • British Amateur - won 1930


Career - Education

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering Georgia Tech 1922
  • B.A. in English Literature Harvard College 1924
  • Passed the Georgia bar exam
  • Served in the U.S. Air Forces reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonial
  • Co-designed Peach Tree Golf Course with Robert Trent Jones

Golf Innovations

  • Founder and Co-chair of the Masters Tournament with Clifford Roberts, first played March 1934 in Augusta, Georgia
  • Innovation of gallery ropes to control the flow of the crowds first used in the Masters
  • Innovation of scoreboards around the course first used in the Masters
  • Innovation of red/green to denote under / over par scores first used in the Masters
  • Co-designed Augusta National course with Alister MacKenzie

Bobby Jones Facts - "His Passion Made Him a Legend"

Bobby Jones remains the only golfer ever to win all four major championships in the same year, the famous “Grand Slam of Golf”. As an amateur golfer not a professional, he was not eligible for the PGA.

Golf Legend - Character of the Man - Bobby Jones

In short, you don't know golf unless you understand the innovations that Bobby Jones brought to the game. His championship record alone is the stuff of legends, but the real story is the character of the man. For those details, you must watch the movie 2004 Stroke of Genius. A beautiful and inspiring and real story of a golf legend, a true American hero.

Bobby Jones

Beautiful Drawing of Bobby Jones with Golf Club
Beautiful Drawing of Bobby Jones with Golf Club | Source

New Bobby Jones Driver

Bobby Jones Coloring Boobk

A page from the Bobby Jones Coloring Book
A page from the Bobby Jones Coloring Book | Source

Bobby Jones Golf Swing with Today's Technology

Bobby Jones Portrait

Portrait of Bobby Jones in blue sweater with a golf club
Portrait of Bobby Jones in blue sweater with a golf club | Source

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    • GmaGoldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      sherrylou57,

      I saw the movie and was so inspired - what a special man he was - a very rare breed - a man with integrity.

      Thank you very much for the accolades.

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      sherrylou57 

      7 years ago from Riverside

      Job well done!!

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