Yet, soon after the Grand Slam, Jones made the shocking announcement that he was retiring from the game. His abrupt disappearance from the public eye helped create the mythological image of this hero from the Golden Age of sports that endures to this day. Mark Frost uses a wealth of original research to provide an unprecedented intimate portrait of golf great Bobby Jones.
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"A swift, surefooted account of Jones's remarkable life and career." (Publishers Weekly)
"Frost does a fine job of recounting the tenor of the times....Highly recommended for all sports collections." (Library Journal)
Was very enjoyable. After listening to the whole book I walked away with "That was a great Book" To hear about the life and times of Bobby Jones, Golf, and America for the first half of the 20th century was fascinating and very well told.
You will be thrilled as you listen to the story of Bobby Jones quest for the grand slam. You will also learn more about great golfers of the time like Walter Hagen, Francis Ouimet and Gene Sarazen. A great and inspiring story indeed.
I always thought I knew about Bobby Jones. But after this book I realize this man is more than I ever thought. I hope and pray his book that I read can enhance my life. Grover Gardner is my favorite reader. His voice makes it easy for me to listen. And for that I'm grateful.
I thought Grand Slam was an outstanding book. The historic perspective along with the biography of Bobby Jones as well as brief bios on other golfers and key figures was fascinating. Frost brings you back in time like you lived in that period. Can't wait for him to do another golf book, I will definitely purchase.
Excellent detail of historic context surrounding Bobby's feats.
His interactions with the Scots. The St Andrew's moments.
Bobby becomes honorary member of St Andrews town.
Bobby was the greatest. Jack and Arnold second and third. Not only the golf, the class.
Grover Gardner's voice is perfect for this book. His pronunciations are spot on.
well researched book
Yes. Great man, good story and a lot of insight into US history in those days.
To learn about golf's greatest
His speech at St. Andrews when he returns
I, to date have often performed "The eye roll" when hearing something, that, to me was a complete fib, or should I say, a magnification of what was, at one time,a fact!
Let me explain,,, "I once caught a fish THIS BIG!!!", I believe this to be one of the all time favourites. You will all hook a grin and say ,, Oh aye,, I know that man.and think of him as OK but an ass..
A free man can not get jailed for thinking, or having an opinion, for that thought is between him and his own God.
Thats where most of us fail in our perception of people who make these magnifications , I believe that Bobby Jones simply looked on it as " a big fish tale! Then he smiled, a real smile
This man was , in reality something , that in my 45 years to date, I can count on one finger a person of his like, that I knew and did not see it.But , I see it now , 10 years after his death at 32.....
Golf is just a game,,, When you read this book and experience the big fish tale weeks or months after completing this , you will not only be a better and happier golfer, I do believe , you will never call anybody an ass again, they will be ,, and very simply ,, a good storyteller, which is a gift.....
Bobby Jones the man was more than normal , was it his father ? , was it his grandfather that made him and his ideal?
In my opinion, as an agnostic, I have the very uneviable honour of perhaps having to face the notion that fate is a fact,and this man was put on this earth to better us, like other great golfers of their day , Jesus Christ, Elvis, Martin Luther King, and Santa,,,,, Many years will I wrestle with this one, but, one thing is sure, .....
My golf is going to get better,,,and I will think twice before making an ascertion on a person for the rest of my days.......
Golf and life ,, enough said I believe, Fantastic read and have started it again............
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