Jones, Robert (Bobby) Tyre, Jr., Golf Is My Game. New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960. First edition, inscribed and signed by Bobby Jones. Presented in original dust jacket with custom clamshell case.
This is a first edition of Golf Is My Game, Robert Tyre (Bobby) Jones, Jr. Published by Doubleday & Company in New York, this autobiography is signed by the author with an inscription that reads, “For Bill Flanagan with best wishes, Robert T. Jones Jr.” The book is presented in its original dust jacket.
The second autobiography written by Bobby Jones, this book gives Jones’s account on his 1930 “Grand Slam” in which he was the first to win all of golf’s four major championships in one calendar year. Today, Jones is still the only person to have done so. At just 28 years old and after having won all four titles, Jones retired from competitive golf but his involvement was not over. The author went on to play twelve Master’s Tournaments after his retirement and helped to found the Augusta National Golf Club. This personal account of his career’s most famous year is written in first person and includes captioned illustrations and black and white photographs.
This book is in very good condition with green and black original boards with gold tooling along the spine and its original dust jacket. The binding is slightly loose but the pages are all present and in great condition. The inscription and signature are clear. The dust jacket is slightly worn and has a protective Mylar cover to prevent further damage.
The book is housed in a custom made archival clamshell in one quarter Morocco leather with green cloth. The clamshell features raised bands and gold tooling and features a photograph of the author on the cover.
Dimensions: 10 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W x 2" D (with clamshell)