Letter from Bobby Jones regarding the genius of Clifford Roberts

  • Autographed Letter Signed From Bobby Jones Regarding Clifford Roberts.

Autographed Letter Signed From Bobby Jones Regarding Clifford Roberts.

$6,500.00

Item Number: 76540

1967.

Two page autographed letter signed by golfing legend Bobby Jones regarding Clifford Roberts. A significant letter in which Jones writes to Richard Gordin at the Ohio Wesleyan University regarding his dissertation on the influence of the design of the Augusta National golf course and on the genius of Clifford Roberts in organizing the Masters Tournament. Matted and framed with a photograph of Jones and Roberts. The entire piece measures 24 inches by 31 inches. An exceptional piece of golf history.

Clifford Roberts served as Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club from 1931 through 1976, and was named "Chairman in Memoriam" after his death. He also served as Chairman of the Masters Tournament from 1934 through 1976. An investment banker on Wall Street from the late 1920s, Roberts was a partner with Reynolds & Company. He and Bobby Jones were co-founders of the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. In the early years, they personally extended invitations to the tournament. Roberts' friendship with President Dwight Eisenhower led to the Eisenhowers making Augusta National their retreat during the 1950s. Roberts received many awards and honors during his lifetime, including service on the PGA Advisory Committee from its inception in 1943 until his death, appointment by the United States Golf Association to serve on the Bob Jones Award Selection Committee, and election to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978. He was the author of The Story of the Augusta National Golf Club, published in 1976, and a subject of a book titled The Making of the Masters, Clifford Roberts, Augusta National, and Golf's Most Prestigious Tournament.

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