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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.
Photographed 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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
Location. 33° 28.373′ N, 82° 2.806′ 
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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. The marker is at the entrance to the Forest Hills Golf Club. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Comfort Road, Augusta GA 30909, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); President McKinley Visit to Augusta (approx. 1.3 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,637 times since then and 126 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 31, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Dec. 3, 2023