Inner Hall

Bobby Jones corner

Bobby Jones is universally accepted as the greatest amateur golfer of all time, further one of the finest golfers in the history of the game.
In this corner we show the presentation of the Open at Hoylake  in June 1930. He had already won The Amateur at St Andrews a few weeks earlier.
There is a sequence of his swing and correspondence of the invitation we sent to him to attend our centenary dinner in 1969.
He declined the invitation due to ill health, it can be seen from his signature that his handwriting was affected at this time.
In his letter he does point out “that it was at Hoylake I played my first competitive round of golf in Britain and also my last.”
He returned to America where he completed the “impregnable quadrilateral” winning the American Amateur at Merion and The Open at Interlachen.
He died in December 1971 aged 69 years old. His portrait is on the stairs.