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  Bobby Jones (golfer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jones was the first player to win The Double, both the US Open and The Open Championship (British Open) in the same year.
Bobby Jones along with Alister McKenzie designed the Augusta National golf course and started The Masters golf tournament held at Augusta each year.
Jones is considered one of the five giants of 1920s professional sports, along with baseball player Babe Ruth, boxer Jack Dempsey, football player Red Grange, and tennis player Bill Tilden.
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 ESPN Classic - Bobby Jones was golf's fast study
Jones liked to describe a dangerous shot that only a golfer with real guts could pull off as a shot that required "sheer delicatessen." Perhaps no shot in his distinguished career was more "sheer delicatessen." With his two-iron, he drilled the ball over the water and to within eight feet of the pin.
Jones, who had graduated Georgia Tech and Harvard and was a lawyer in Atlanta, played lots of friendly golf, but he emerged from his retirement only once a year to play in the Masters.
In his last years, Jones was confined to a wheelchair because of syringomyelia, a fluid-filled cavity in the spinal cord that caused him first pain, then loss of feeling and muscle atrophy.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Bobby Jones (1902-1971)
Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones II, was born to Clara Thomas and Robert Purmedus Jones on March 17, 1902, in Atlanta.
In the winter of 1922-23, Jones experienced a metamorphosis; he evolved from a temperamental youth into a disciplined young gentleman on and off the course.
Jones made an appearance each spring at the Masters, even playing in the event until 1948, when his life took a tragic turn.
www.newgeorgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-468&pid=s-71   (1078 words)

  
 Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones' accomplishments as a player are unmistakable.
Jones was a great player, a scholar, a family man, a competitor, a writer, a teacher, a golf course designer, and-in all things-a gentleman.
The great sportswriter Grantland Rice once said, "Bobby Jones is not one in a million personsÂ…I should say he is one in ten million-or perhaps one in fifty million." Indeed, one of the most fascinating and timeless stories in all of sports is the legend of Bobby Jones.
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 Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones gave up competitive golf in 1930 at the age of 28, but he continued to serve his profession and the sport (he founded its most legendary tournament, the Masters, and the course on which it is played every April, Augusta National) until his death 40 years later.
Bobby Jones Scholars enroll as full-time students (a degree may be sought, but degree candidacy is not required) and are provided a vehicle in which to travel throughout either the United States or the United Kingdom.
Jones, a mechanical engineering graduate of Georgia Tech who earned a master's degree in English Literature from Harvard, studied law at Emory in the late 1920s and is carried on the alumni rolls as a member of the Class of 1929.
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 Spike on Golf: New book about Bobby Jones gets inside the head of one of golf's great characters
Jones, after all, was the epitome of a true southern gentleman and amateur athlete.
Jones never sought riches from golf; all he desired was to play the game at a higher level than any man in history.
The young Bobby Jones, as told in "The Grand Slam," was a golfing child prodigy whose insatiable drive for perfection brought about fits of club-throwing tantrums that nearly derailed his career.
www.pga.com /news/features/spikeongolf/spike111904.cfm   (880 words)

  
 The Bobby Jones Open
Shortly after this accomplishment, Bobby Jones retired from competitive golf at the age of 28 and focused on his law career and business.
While known primarily for his unmatched skill on the golf course, the true measure of Bobby Jones was his character.
The Bobby Jones Open (BJO) has raised over $170,000 to be used for research, rehabilitation and other projects relating to syringomyelia.
www.asap.org /Documents/Nov/BJO.htm   (527 words)

  
 Bobby Jones Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Bobby Jones was born on Tuesday, February 10, 1970, in Fresno, California.
Jones was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 14, 1993, with the New York Mets, and his Major League Baseball stats for every season he played, along with his career totals are on this page.
Bobby Jones's biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable) career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this Bobby Jones baseball statistics page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=jonesbo03   (308 words)

  
 Weekend: There's a hole in this one
Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius plays like a long par 5: fascinating to golfers, a bit slow for the rest of us.
Jones was the master of golf before he created the Masters tournament, too hot-headed for his own good at times, drinking a bit too much and enduring a hard-to-pinpoint neurological ailment.
Bobby Jones had all the characteristics of a champion; his explanation of the word "amateur" is a lesson for jocks today.
www.sptimes.com /2004/04/29/Weekend/There_s_a_hole_in_thi.shtml   (670 words)

  
 "Bobby" Jones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jones was a sickly child who could not eat solid food until he was five, the year his family spent the summer near the East Lake golf course outside Atlanta, their hometown.
The precocious youth was a hotheaded perfectionist who once, after missing an easy shot, took a full pitcher's windup and threw his ball into the woods, and another time chucked his putter (nicknamed "Calamity Jane") over the heads of the gallery and into the trees.
Jones participated in the event, including its famous green jacket award ceremony, through 1968.
www.harvard-magazine.com /on-line/030220.html   (684 words)

  
 New York Post Online Edition: movies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There's plenty of time to admire the pleasing symmetry of his clean-cut features during "Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius," a sluggish meander through the life of the man considered by many to be a deity of golfing.
But Bobby Jones, as portrayed here, is merely a confusing mass of contradictions; his character is sketched so loosely that he remains vague and frustratingly distant throughout, defeating the purpose of a biopic.
Jones is introduced as a sickly, underweight 6-year-old (played by saucer-eyed newcomer Devon Gearhart), whose gift leads to him playing national tournaments by the age of 14 (when he's played by Thomas Lewis).
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 Geoff Mangum's Flatstick Forum
Bobby Jones as a putter is a tough question.
Jones (and later Ben Crenshaw) described Jones' stroke as a miniature goilf swing.
Since Jones was absolutely astonishing with his driver and iron accuracy, bot for line and distance, it is no surprise that using a putting stroke that was a miniature golf swing also allowed Jones to perform miraculously on the greens.
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 Bobby Jones Investigations - Stroke of Genius - Secret of Golf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The great sportswriter Grant land Rice once said, "Bobby Jones is not one in a million personsÂ…I should say he is one in ten million-or perhaps one in fifty million." Indeed, one of the most fascinating and timeless stories in all of sports is the legend of Bobby Jones.
Prior to golf's competitive season of 1930, Bobby Jones' list of accomplishments had already reached a level that would have forever etched his name among the greatest to ever play the game.
This victory, the fourth major title in the same season and in the space of four months, had now and for all time entrenched Bobby Jones safely within the "Impregnable Quadrilateral of Golf", that granite fortress that he alone could take by escalade, and that others may attack in vain, forever.
www.bobbyjonesinvestigations.com   (676 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Sports: Jones makes Pacific pay with offense and defense
Jones then took all that energy to the court, turning in a performance that helped turn the game Washington's way as the Huskies beat Pacific 97-79 to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1998 and third since 1953.
Jones said the key was making Maraker catch the ball farther away from the basket than he would like.
Jones scored his points in just 22 minutes, thanks to foul trouble, making 6 of 8 shots and both of his three-pointers, at which he has become increasingly more proficient as the season has progressed.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/sports/2002213610_uwside20.html   (588 words)

  
 Books on Bobby Jones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bobby Jones, an amateur golfer who had already won nine of the seventeen major championships he'd entered during the last seven years, mounted his final campaign against the record books.
Jones was such a sickly child that he was unable to eat solid food until the age of 5.
A dusty, overlooked box revealed more than 100 photographs of Bobby Jones demonstrating, step-by-step, all the fundamentals of golf; keyed to the photographs was a stack of yellow legal-pad pages filled with meticulous instructions handwritten by Jones himself.
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 Bobby Jones - Stroke of Genius (2004)
Bobby Jones Film, LLC has reached an agreement in principle with the heirs of Bobby Jones and are working to finalize the details of that agreement.
Bobby Jones Film, LLC is headed by producer Kim Dawson of Orlando, Florida; executive producer Rick Eldridge of Charlotte, North Carolina; and consulting producer Tom Crow, the founder of Cobra Golf and a past Australian Amateur Champion.
Bobby then tells Mary about going to the British Open and that it is different as it will be all paid for by the USPGA and she can go, but she isn't happy about it.
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 Filmtracks: Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (James Horner)
Since the meat of the Bobby Jones film is based in Scotland, the producers of the film sought the services of James Horner in order to reinvent his own wildly popular score for Braveheart in a more personalized fashion.
The largely string score for Bobby Jones has lyricism and harmony pleasant enough to lull the listener to a gentle snooze, with a repetitive theme that experiences several similar variations throughout the score.
The themes for Bobby Jones are all so mundane and pleasant (and lengthy in their slow performances) that you don't leave this score with a tune in your head.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/bobby_jones.html   (959 words)

  
 Bassist Bobby Jones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bobby Jonas is a South Carolina man and has remained so throughout his lifetime.
Born in Greenville on January 4th 1934, Bobby has never left the state for any length of time except for being on the road with Gene in the late '50's Bobby first took an interest in the guitar when he was about 13 years old - his early tuition coming from a friend at school.
Bobby's spell as a Blue Cap covered a tremendously hectic 14 or 15 months through the remainder of the of 1957 to the Spring of 1958.
www.rockabillyhall.com /gvbobbyjones.html   (1554 words)

  
 Bobby Jones Golfwear from Corporate Golf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bobby Jones is the first name in golf sportswear - the ultimate in prestige and quality.
The Bobby Jones player icon is woven throughout the jacket lining, and adorns the placket of the windshirt opening.
The Bobby Jones name is known worldwide as the ultimate in quality and elegance in golf apparel and outerwear.
www.corporate-golf.com /bobbyjones.htm   (615 words)

  
 Bobby Jones
Following his victory in the British Open, golfer Bobby Jones is the guest of honor at a New Yok ticker type parade.
Bobby Jones wins the Sullivan trophy for becoming the first golfer to win the "Grand Slam." It was the first time the award, which goes to the top amateur athelete in the United States, was presented.
Perhaps the greatest golfer ever, Robert Tyre ("Bobby") Jones was named for his grandfather, a successful businessman whose general store was the largest north of Atlanta.
www.ourgeorgiahistory.com /chronpop/1000002   (707 words)

  
 Movies | BOBBY JONES: STROKE OF GENIUS
Before Tiger Woods, there was Bobby Jones, the only golfer ever to win the "Grand Slam" — in his era, the US Open and Amateur and the British Open and Amateur — in one year, 1930.
Sickly as a child, Jones (played by a stiff James Caviezel) becomes a national icon, retires at age 28, and founds the Augusta National Golf Course (home of the Masters).
Bobby Jones the golfer did indeed play strokes of genius; Bobby Jones the movie settles for par.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/movies/trailers/documents/03802935.asp   (250 words)

  
 Bobby Jones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jones, born in the Deep South, overcame a sickly childhood to become a golf phenomenon while still a teenager.
As depicted here, Jones was an aloof and withdrawn figure, and Caviezel plays him with a level of intensity and suffering that makes his recent Jesus look like a party animal.
Herrington's screenplay dutifully attempts to cover all the bases in depicting Jones' career, from his injuring a young woman spectator with a golf club thrown in anger to his suffering from varicose veins.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/reviews/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000497511   (698 words)

  
 ESPN.com: Bobby Jones was golf's fast study
Bobby Jones found success immediately on the golf course, struggled to find himself as a teen and then had seven phenomenal seasons before retiring from the game at age 28 in 1930.
Then in 1930, he won the Grand Slam, which one writer picturesquely called "the impregnable quadrilateral." He was so popular that he was accorded a ticker-tape parade in New York -- before he won the final two legs of the Slam.
Jones liked to describe a dangerous shot that only a golfer with real guts could pull off as a shot that required "sheer delicatessen." Perhaps no shot in his distinguished career was more "sheer delicatessen."
espn.go.com /sportscentury/features/00014123.html   (1292 words)

  
 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius - PittsburghLIVE.com
So it's kind of odd that he chose "Bobby Jones," since he's claimed in his interviews that he's not a golf fan and had never even hit a golf ball before.
Bobby Jones was once the Phil Mickelson of his day -- a phenomenally talented golfer who couldn't seem to win the big one.
Jones quits in the middle of tournament at St. Andrews but comes back later to win big -- and you get no sense of how he did it.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/entertainment/movies/reviews/s_191805.html   (627 words)

  
 Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius (2004): Reviews
It's pleasing to see Jones triumph, digging his way out of sand traps with miraculous wedge shots, but ''Stroke of Genius'' is proof that when a movie is nothing but inspirational, it can sink and disappear into a field of dreams.
A high-minded, lethally dull biography of the legendary golfer Bobby Jones.
Bobby Jones plays out much like a round of golf - slow, old-fashioned, tediously long, and lacking in drama.
www.metacritic.com /film/titles/bobbyjonesstrokeofgenius   (951 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Bobby Jones on Golf (Bobby Jones)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Here's the bad news: "Golf," suggests the great Bobby Jones, the largest shadow ever cast on a fairway, "is the one game which becomes more and more difficult the longer one plays it." Here's the good news: If his classic instructional can't change the diagnosis, it may at least ease the pain.
Were Jones to play today, there is no question that he would be as dominant a player today, as he was in his era.
Bobby Jones on Golf will raise any interested reader's game to a level that goes beyond how many knuckels should be visible or the position of the pinky toe; all this while using the english language as well as he used his mashie.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385424191?v=glance   (2114 words)

  
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 Bobby Jones Golf Swing
Born in Atlanta, Jones is remembered as the epitome of golfing talent.
Jones, the son of a lawyer, was born into a well to do family who had a summer house near the East Lakes GC, Atlanta.
Jones played his first major tournament, the US Amateur, when he was 14 and finished in the top 10.
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