Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Book Review: A Difficult Par; Robert Trent Jones Sr and the making of modern Golf

I learned many things while reading A Difficult Par: Bobby Jones the golfer, is not related to the great golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr.; Having a long term relationship with a girlfriend in the early 1900's was nearly impossible, detailed by author James Hansen regarding Jones's obsession with Ione Tefft Davis...and their 5 year courtship and many scribed love letter by Jones to her..... I have a new appreciation for the telephone.

The book is for someone who into landscape architecture, and for folks fascinated by how people interacted with each other in the early 1900's.The book follows Jone's like from the time he set eyes on the Statue of Liberty at 6, to when he was called on to develop the Jewels of Alabama which is the Robert Trent Jones Trail.

The book is full of detail of Jone's thought process as he laid out his courses from thought to paper to landscaping.

If you've ever played on a Trent Jones the Trails in Alabama ,then this would be a good book for you to read.

Keep it in the short-grass,


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