Historic Markers Across Georgia



Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam



Marker ID: GHS 121-1
Location: Entrance to Forest Hills Golf Club, Augusta, GA
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 28.373    W 082° 2.806
  33.47289    -82.04676
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM78KJ
Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

On the golf links of the Forrest Hills-Ricker Hotel, Bobby Jones won the Southeastern Open of 1930. He went on to victory that year in the British Amateur, British Open, U.S. Open, and U.S. Amateur - golf`s Grand Slam and a feat yet unmatched. A lifelong amateur, Jones won four U.S. Opens, five U.S. Amateurs, three British Opens, and one British Amateur, but called his thirteen-shot victory in the 1930 Southeastern Open, "the best-played tournament I ever turned out in my life. " Thirteen of the original Donald Ross-designed holes and the 1926 Golf House survive from Jones´ era.

1999.1 Erected by The Georgia Historical Society, Grand Slam Clubhouse Committee, Historic Augusta, Inc. 121-1
Richmond Co. Historical Soc. and Augusta-Richmond Co. Historic Preservation Commission.




Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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