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    1930 US Amateur Golf Program--Bobby Jones Completes Grand Slam in Final Tournament! It's arguably the most significant golf program that exists, and one of just a tiny handful known to have survived the eight and a half decades since Bobby Jones completed the greatest feat in golf history and subsequently retired from competitive golf for good at age twenty-eight. After having claimed victory in the 1930 British Open, US Open and British Amateur, this success at Ardmore, Pennsylvania's fabled Merion Cricket Club was the terminus of what The New York Times labeled, "the most triumphant journey that any man ever traveled in sport."

    Page thirty-five of the hefty ninety-six page publication holds the original owner's neatly penciled bracket that narrowed the suitors for the US Amateur title to one. Jones defeated Gene Homans in the final round of match play eight-and-seven to apply the last brush stroke of his peerless masterpiece, and to collect on the $60,000 pay day from British bookmakers for the prescient fifty-to-one wager he'd made at the start of the year that he'd become the first man to sweep the Majors.

    The program remains solid and tightly bound, with wear to the front cover appearing in the form of an inch-long tear at right edge and some paper loss at upper left and the very top of the spine. A vertical center bend is barely perceptible and scattered toning is likewise noted in the interest of full disclosure. Certainly these minor condition concerns are rendered entirely inconsequential in light of the supreme rarity and importance. As the primary document of the sport's greatest achievement, and of an immortal's final bow, this is a golf collectible with few equals. Estimates of surviving population range from five to ten.


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