Golf Magazine From 1921 Contains a Staggering and Surprising Revelation About Bobby Jones

Published 11/10/2021, 1:19 PM EST
Bobby Jones (1902 – 1971), champion American golfer winning the British Open three times (1926-27, 1930) and the US Open four times (1923, 1926, 1929-30). Original Publication: People Disc – HW0142 (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)


If anyone took the golf world by storm despite being an amateur, it was Bobby Jones. In his short-lived golf career, he gave a distinct shape to the game and contributed more than anyone would’ve imagined.

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Jones is credited with designing the Augusta National Golf Course, the home of the Master’s Tournament. He is also one of the co-founders of the event, which is today one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in modern golf.

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While this is considered one of his biggest achievements, a recent discovery showed his extraordinary skills on the course. Let’s see the piece that is making rounds on the internet.

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Bobby Jones hits 7-under par on the front nine

Lou Stagner found a snippet from the American Golfer Magazine from May 1921. He took to Twitter to make his findings public. It contains an entry of a couple of holes that describe his journey to shooting a 7-under par 30.

Stagner wrote, “From The American Golfer Magazine (May, 1921). An article about Bobby Jones that describes him shooting 7 under par 30 on the front nine at East Lake.” East Lake Golf club is a private golf club that was home to Bobby Jones.

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A lawyer by career turns out Jones was a long-hitter. In the description of these three holes alone, Jones went 5-under. In the 5-par 4th hole, he drove the ball 280 yards, shot it close to the hole, and sank a putt for an eagle.

Most surprising in this entire piece, the 5th hole was actually a 610-yard par 6. On this hole, Jones drove a mighty distance of 340-yards. (Bryson will not love this) Another 2 shots later, and he finished off with another eagle on his card. On the 9th hole, yet another par 5, he drove an iron and followed it up with a 250-yard brassie onto the green. Missing the putt, he notched in a birdie on the 525 yard.

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What a treasure was found in this article piece, elevating the status of the legend. What are your thoughts about these numbers?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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