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Bobby Jones' Golf Grand Slam in 1930...
Item # 585603
September 27, 1930
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, September 27, 1930
* Golfer Bobby Jones
* Grand Slam 4 Majors
* Day of achievement
This 24 page newspaper has a two column headlines on the front page that include: "Homans Stages Sensational Comeback to Beat Seavers; Plays Jones for Title Today" and more. Jones would win the historic grand slam of golf on this day. Nice to have this on the front page.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Minor margin wear, otherwise good condition.
wikipedia notes: Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr. (March 17, 1902 – December 18, 1971) was one of the greatest golfers to compete on a national and international level. He participated only as an amateur, primarily on a part-time basis, and chose to retire from competition at age 28.
Explaining his decision to retire, Jones said, "It (championships) is something like a cage. First you are expected to get into it and then you are expected to stay there. But of course, nobody can stay there."
Jones is most famous for his unique "Grand Slam," consisting of his victory in all four major golf tournaments of his era (the open and amateur championships in both the U.S. & Britain) in a single calendar year (1930).
Category: The 20th Century