The Grand Slam: Bobby Jones, America, and the Story of Golf
In the wake of the stock market crash and the dawn of the Great Depression, a ray of light emerged from the world of sports in the summer of 1930. Bobby Jones, an amateur golfer who had already...more
Like all good biographies The Grand Slam is not just a biography. It is also history and a thoughtful and perceptive character study.
Jones achieved his ascendancy as a golfer in t ...more
Certainly some aspects of this book will be more appreciated by those who play golf. Nonetheless, this book isn't simply about gol ...more
The best part about this book was the insight into Bobby Jones' high character and how he was a man of his times. The author did a good job introducing many famous persons from golfing history and describing the world of early 20th century golf, professional and amateur. He could have saved a lot of pages by reducing the "blow by blow" accounts of the rounds Jones played. By the time I got to the accounts of the four major tournaments Jones won in 1930, I had become so tired of descriptions of b ...more
It also paints an adequate picture of America during the 20's and 30's and Frost's writing style makes this another quick page turner. You know what is going ot happen but you just can't wait to get there and relive Jone's accomplishments through Frost's round b ...more
I really liked the way the author combined the life story of Bobby with the history of what was happening in the world at this time. It was easy to get connected with the characters in the book. Excellent read, especially for those who love golf.