INSCRIBED BY THE LEGENDARY BOBBY JONES
JONES, Robert Tyre (Bobby). Golf Is My Game. Garden City: Doubleday, 1960. Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition, early printing, of Bobby Jones’ personal account of his career and views on golf, inscribed by him, “For Maury Smith, With best wishes, Bob Jones,” with numerous photographic illustrations and diagrams, in scarce dust jacket.
"Jones left an enduring legacy of athletic prowess and exemplary personal characteristics. No one is likely to break his records of 13 U.S. and British national championships, and four in one year (he won the U.S. Open a total of four times, the U.S. Amateur five times, the British Open three times, and the British Amateur one time)… The Masters seems to have a secure place in the pantheon of golf; and the name Bobby Jones will continue to represent the highest standards of amateurism, sportsmanship and self-mastery" (ANB). In this book, Jones "tells of 14 years of exciting championship competition— and golf today compared with what it was." Without "First Edition" on copyright page. Donovan & Murdoch 22590.
Book with some light staining to edges of black cloth, faint foxing to endpapers; scarce original dust jacket with some foxing and short closed tear to front panel, small hole to spine. An extremely good inscribed copy.