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Pebble Beach circa 1929 hole by hole descriptions and strategy. Take a chance to read this, as it is an interesting backdrop to how the pros play the game today.
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Garrett Morrison Jun 16
Replying to @SHistorians @USGA and 7 others
Great reading. A lot of long irons out there! What's the source newspaper?
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Brandon Horvath Jun 16
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More evidence for adjusting par, on the 17th; “it usually takes a full brassie or driver…”
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Society of Golf Historians Jun 16
Replying to @gfordgolf @USGA and 7 others
San Fran Examiner - Sept 7, 1929
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Society of Golf Historians Jun 16
Replying to @UTTurfPath @USGA and 8 others
So that’s a 270-320 yard hole today
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Brandon Horvath Jun 16
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Exactly.
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Society of Golf Historians Jun 16
Replying to @UTTurfPath @USGA and 8 others
Somewhere in my archives I have a hole by hole summary of Jones round. That would show off the best of the best.
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Society of Golf Historians Jun 16
Jones playing the qualifier for the 1929 US Amateur at . A glimpse into the round of one of the greatest golfers that ever lived.
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Brandon Horvath Jun 16
Looks like the sixth was a two shot par 5 then too, and the 17th is too short by modern standards.
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Duncan French Jun 16
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What a cool read! First, A lot more long irons Second, i wish the barranca on 3 was full of and the green around 7 was still all sand. And I couldn’t imagine hitting 4 iron into 14 for a third. Especially as severe as that green used to be. Terrifying shot. Beast back in the day
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Society of Golf Historians Jun 16
With hickory shafted clubs!!!
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Duncan French Jun 16
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Of course, missed that one massive factor! Fearsome course. No easy holes like nowadays. Especially with the second as a par 5, as it still is all but always
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☔️Gieusahaggis Jun 16
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The 160y 5th - normally ‘a stiff 4 iron’. Now a gap wedge. They could have shortened the course back then and still made it interesting.
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Da Macker Jun 18
If the shot sequence is correct, he actually made a 7 on the 14th hole.
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Da Macker Jun 18
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Unless Pebble had a local rule applicable, Jones actually had a 7 on the 14th hole.
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