"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.": First Edition of Down the Fairway; Signed by J. Victor East
Down the Fairway: The Golf Life and Play of Robert T. Jones, Jr.
Jones, Robert T., Jr. and Keeler, O.B.$1,100.00
Item Number: 73567
Minton, Balch & Company: New York, 1927.
First trade edition of what many consider the greatest golf book of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth. This example is signed on the front pastedown by J. Victor East. East was a clubmaker for Spalding and the maker responsible for copying for Jones his original Calamity Jane putter. Foreword by Grantland Rice. In very good condition.
"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).