"The object of golf is to beat someone. Make sure that someone is not yourself": First Edition of Bobby Jones on Golf; Inscribed by the Legendary Golfer

  • Bobby Jones on Golf.
  • Bobby Jones on Golf.
  • Bobby Jones on Golf.

Bobby Jones on Golf.


Item Number: 100288

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1966.

First edition of “the most practical and useful golf book ever written, covering every shot in the game and every aspect of play.” Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated by Anthony Ravielli. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Gene Ballard, With best regards, Bob Jones.” The recipient was a member of The Peachtree Golf Club, which was designed by Bobby Jones. Bookplate of the recipient, fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Introduction by Charles Price. One of the more uncommon titles to find signed and inscribed, as Jones passed away in 1971.

“Bobby Jones left an enduring legacy of athletic prowess and exemplary personal characteristics. No one is likely to break his records of thirteen 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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