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The Hickory Shaft

In 1929, when he was asked by Bobby Jones to make a duplicate of his famed Jeanie Deans driver, J. Victor East said that Jones “inspected 5,000 pieces of first grade hickory to find four shafts” that were suitable, and of these four, two met the final requirements for his drivers. You might notice that […]

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Jones at the 1937 Masters in Augusta, Ga., where Calamity Jane I remains on display.

An Ode To Bobby Jones

“Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course, the space between your ears.” Truer words have never been spoken, and these were spoken by one of the most infamous and revered golfers: the only single-season Grand Slam winner, Hall of Famer, and Masters tournament co-founder, Bobby Jones. A Child Prodigy “He must have been […]

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