Sir Walter and Mr. Jones: Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, and the Rise of American Golf
Stephen Lowe's "Sir Walter and Mr. Jones is an amazingly detailed cradle-to-the-grave account of the lives and achievements of two of the greatest ... Show synopsis Stephen Lowe's "Sir Walter and Mr. Jones is an amazingly detailed cradle-to-the-grave account of the lives and achievements of two of the greatest golfers in history--Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones. And the author makes it clear that golf's elevation of importance in the 1920s and '30s--that is still true today--was largely due to the personalities, popularity and playing ability of these two men. - One was a professional; the other was an amateur. One came from a poor background; the other came from a well-to-do southern family. One was flashy and self-promoting; the other was humble and self-effacing. One was the winner of nine major championships; the other was the winner of thirteen. Both, though, were the best players of their eras, and they left an indelible mark on the game of golf. - If you love golf history, you are going to love this incredibly detailed book.