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Signed and inscribed copy of ''Golf Is My Game'' by legendary golfer, Robert Tyre (Bobby) Jones. New York: Doubleday & Company: 1960. Includes dustjacket. First edition octavo runs 255pp., profusely illustrated with drawings and photographs. Bold inscription on front flyleaf reads, ''Bob Russell / Best Regards / Bob Jones.'' Jones, considered by many as the greatest golfer of all time, won his first tournament at the age of six. He went on to become the first player to win ''the Double'' and the ''Grand Slam.'' Book gives a detailed account of Jones' life and his record setting Grand Slam year. Excerpt: ''…When Gene Homans stroked that last putt…on the eleventh green and…came with a big smile to shake my hand, all at once I felt the wonderful feeling of release from tension…that I had wanted so badly for so long a time. I wasn't quite certain what had happened or what I had done. I only knew that I had completed a period of most strenuous effort and that at this point, nothing more remained to be done…'' Quarter binding with gilt to spine. Some water logging and stains to jacket, boards and upper center of several interior pages though not affecting signature or print. Soiling and tears to jacket at ends and toning to pages. Good plus condition.

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4413: Signed Inscribed Robert Jones Golf Game Swing

Estimate $1,500 - $2,250Jun 28, 2007
11901 Santa Monica Blvd.
#555
Los Angeles, CA 90025
United States
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