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Golf Is My Game
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1960. First edition, early printing of this classic golfing technique manual. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with photographs and drawings. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Kenneth Hannan with best wishes Bob Jones." The recipient was a member of Augusta National Golf Course and was friend's with Jones. Jones co-designed the Augusta National course with Alister MacKenzie; the new club opened in early 1933 and founded the Masters Tournament, first played at Augusta in March 1934. The new tournament, originally known as the Augusta National Invitational, was an immediate success, and attracted most of the world's top players right from its start. Jones came out of retirement to play, essentially on an exhibition basis, and his presence guaranteed enormous media attention, boosting the new tournament's fame. Light rubbing, near fine in an excellent near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. "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).
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