Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam

Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam (HME1M)

Location: Augusta, GA 30909 Richmond County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 28.373', W 82° 2.806'

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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.
HM NumberHME1M
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number121-1
Year Placed1999
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, Grand Slam Clubhouse Committee, Historic Augusta, Inc., Richmond County Historical Society, and Augusta-Richmond Co. Historic Preservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 11:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 402738 N 3704202
Decimal Degrees33.47288333, -82.04676667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.373', W 82° 2.806'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 22.38" N, 82° 2' 48.36" W
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Area Code(s)706, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301-1345 Magnolia Dr, Augusta GA 30909, US
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