“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam

Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 17, 2005
1. Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam Marker
Inscription. 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 to be repeated. 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.
Erected 1999 by Georgia Historical Society, Grand Slam Clubhouse Committee, Historic Augusta, Inc., Richmond County Historical Society, and Augusta-Richmond Co. Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 121-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 28.373′ N, 82° 2.806′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Magnolia Drive and Comfort Road, on the left when traveling north on Magnolia Drive. Click for map. The marker is at the entrance to the Forest Hills Golf Club. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Comfort Road, Augusta GA 30909, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Wheeler (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Sisters of Saint Joseph In Augusta (approx. 1.1 miles away); Birthplace of General Joseph Wheeler (approx. 1.2 miles away); Walker Family Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Augusta Arsenal (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pierce Memorial Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Stephen Vincent Benet House (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Bell at Augusta State University (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
Also see . . .  Bobby Jones. Comprehensive information on Bobby Jones, his life and his career. (Submitted on August 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
Categories. 20th CenturySports
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,062 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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