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Golf Is My Game
1960 - JONES, Robert Tyre (Bobby). Golf Is My Game. Garden City: Doubleday, 1960. Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $3500.First edition, early printing, of Bobby Jones' personal account of his career and views on golf, with numerous photographic illustrations and diagrams, in scarce original dust jacket. Inscribed by Jones to a fellow championship golfer, "For Sam Torrance with best wishes, Robert T. Jones, Jr." Additionally inscribed by Torrance years later with a note about his reception of the book upon his induction into the Peachtree Golf Club."Jones left an enduring legacy of athletic prowess and exemplary personal characteristics. No one is likely to break his records of 13 U.S. and British national championships, and four in one year (he won the U.S. Open a total of four times, the U.S. Amateur five times, the British Open three times, and the British Amateur one time)". The Masters seems to have a secure place in the pantheon of golf; and the name Bobby Jones will continue to represent the highest standards of amateurism, sportsmanship and self-mastery" (ANB). In this book, Jones "tells of 14 years of exciting championship competition"" and golf today compared with what it was." Illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, diagrams and course drawings. Early printing, without "First Edition" on copyright page. See Donovan & Murdoch 22590. Inscribed by Jones to Sam Torrance, celebrated Scottish golfer who won 21 European Tour victories, among other accomplishments, and who has been honored by the crown for his contributions to the sport. The person who presented this book to Torrance inscribed the front pastedown, "Sam""I do hope you enjoy 'The Jones Story.' Bill LT." In an inscription dated "Christmas 2006," Torrance wrote to the book's new recipient, "Enjoy. This book given to me in 1963 at the time I was inducted into Peachtree Golf Club in Atlanta, GA. Sam." Letter to the Peachtree Golf Club laid in.Mild dampstaining to text block. Light rubbing to spine ends, minor scratch to front board. Scarce original dust jacket price-clipped, lightly soiled and rubbed, with short closed tear to rear panel. A very good inscribed copy with significant golfing provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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