A typed letter dated February 27, 1953 written on his legal “JONES, WILLIAMS, DORSEY & KANE” letterhead, signed at the conclusion in black felt-tip pen “Bob” by Bobby Jones.
Jones wrote the letter in his capacity as the Director of the Institute to a Mr. Rufus Brown of the Cocoa Cola Bottling Company in Rutland Vermont, mentioning attending a ten day Management Conference at Cocoa Cola amount other things.
The 8.5″ x 11″ page is in excellent condition with expected fold marks from mailing, and a filing notation in pencil upper right.
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In 1930 Robert Tyre Jones (1902-1971) became the only Grand Slam winner in the sport’s history, taking the U.S. and British Open and U.S. and Britain Amateur titles. Over the course of his career, he would win a total of four U.S. Open titles, five U.S. Amateur titles, and three British Open titles (all in an eight year period).
Jones was one of the most idolized sports heroes of the Roaring 20â€²s and the most successful amateur golfer of all time. He retained his amateur status during his championship career and did not play golf for money.
He earned his living mainly as a lawyer and competed in tournaments on a part-time basis. After retiring from competitive golf at age 28, he earned money from golf through 18 instructional films that were very popular.
He also designed golf equipment and, along with architect Alister McKenzie, designed the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia which opened in 1933. He founded the Masters tournament there in 1934.