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Jones, Bobby - L. E. Photograph - from Original Glass Negative

This striking 1st generation photograph, circa 1930, was printed from the original glass negative of renowned grand slam champion Bobby Jones. He is seen hitting a sand bunker shot from the par-5 16th at Hoylake during that year's Open Championship — the second leg of Jones' memorable Grand Slam campaign. With Macdonald Smith and Leo Diegel just two strokes back of Jones with three holes to play, Jones pushed his second shot into a green side bunker, leaving an awkward third, forcing him to stand with one foot in the sand and the other on the bunker's slope. That is when Jones pulled an odd-shaped club from his bag, a concave wedge that Horton Smith had given him just prior his successful assault on golf's Grand Slam. So out came the "sand wedge," a club patented in 1928 — just two years earlier, and for the first and only time in his storied career Jones hit a sand wedge. The shot, seen clearly in this photograph, was blasted from the bunker to within four inches of the cup for the birdie that saved the win and the Grand Slam for the incomparable Bobby Jones.

This photograph was hand-developed from the original glass negative in a dark room by a master printer, an artistic process that with the advent of digital printing is all but lost. Limited to just 5 artist proofs and 50 hand-numbered images — this extraordinary investment grade photo will only increase in beauty and value with the passage of time.

Framed Dimensions:18" x 20.5"

Item: ASC420


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