American craftsmen have been the greatest moment of golf since 1934. Among blooming azaleas, tall pines and flowering dogwoods, the first full week of April opens a unique phase of golf and sports. In a four-day 72-hole game, the smallest of the championship’s major golf courses competed for a green jacket and won the story of American craftsmen. Take a walk along Magnolia Lane or Amen Corner to explore the cult traditions, times and history of the Masters like never before.
Augusta National Golf Club was a co-founder of legendary amateur champion Bobby Jones and experienced New York investment banker Clifford Roberts. After leaving the golf championship in 1930, Bobby Jones hoped to fulfill his dream of building a golf course. After a brief conversation with Clifford Roberts, whom he met several times in the mid-1920s, it was decided to create a club near Augusta, Georgia, subject to the availability of a suitable place. Thomas Barrett, Jr., a joint friend of Little Jones and Roberts, consulted and recommended a 365-acre orchard nursery. The property was selected for $ 70,000. Deciding to create a national club membership, Jones proposed using Augusta National as a suitable name. Construction of a new stadium began in the first half of 1931, and the stadium opened in December 1932 with a limited number of participants. It was officially opened in January 1933.
To serve golf through tournaments, Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts decided to hold annual tournaments since 1934. The final decision was made at a New York meeting in the office of club member W. Alton Jones. Roberts suggested calling this event a Master, but Bobby Jones objected that the move was too presumptuous. The name Augusta National Invitational was adopted, and it was used for five years, until 1939, Jones relaxed and officially renamed. The first tournament was held on March 22, 1934, and since 1940, Masters have been scheduled every year for the first full week of April.
Founders of The Masters
Bobby Jones Jr. (Joy Jr.) was born March 17, 1902, on St. Patrick’s Day in St. Georgia and Atlanta, Georgia. As a golf enthusiast, Jones led the game from the early 1920s to the 1930s. Jones won 13 major championships between 1923 and 1930. His entries include 5 US Amateur Championships, 1 US Amateur Championship, 4 US Open and 3 US Open. In 1926, he was the first to win all the national open championships in the same year. In 1930, Jones captured British amateurs at the old stadium in St. Andrews, the British Open at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England, and the American Open at the Interlaken Country Club in Minneapolis. Tournament and won an unprecedented Grand Slam golf achievement. American lovers at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA. Of the last 12 open championships, 11 (US Open and 3 US Open), he finished first or second. Jones left the golf tournament in 1930 at the age of 28. He only retired from the Masters. Three years after his death, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
Off-site, Jones designed a golf club. He is the author of four books, including Bobby Jones on Golf, the author of hundreds of newspaper articles, as well as speaking with the teaching staff in several films. He participated in the creation and successful conduct of the National Golf Club Masters and Augusta, was appointed president in 1933 and was permanent president.
Jones is also academically brilliant. He studied engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned a bachelor of science degree. A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, followed by a bachelor’s degree in English literature at Harvard University. He later enrolled at Emory University for a law degree and passed the bar test after his first year at school.
He is married to former Mary Malone and has three children, Clara Malone. Robert T. III and Mary Ellen. Jones died of syringomyelia in 1971 at the age of 69.
Clifford Roberts was born in 1894 on a farm in Morning Sun, Iowa. As an astute investment banker, Roberts became a Wall Street partner with Reynolds & Company.
He is co-founder of the Bobby Jones of Augusta National Golf Club. Roberts served as chairman of Augusta National from 1931 to 1976 and was appointed chairman of the Memorial after his death in 1977. He led the Masters from 1934 to 1976.
Under his leadership, the American Masters made many innovations that are now commonplace in golf. He changed the location of the surrounding hills to improve the visibility of the gallery. In the course, he was the first to use a number of leaders. He also developed a system to display the total number of points for each player: red numbers indicate below the face value, green zeros represent the face value, and green numbers indicate above the face value. Roberts played a key role in the first Masters television show, aired on CBS in 1956, and has since worked closely with the network on many television shows.
It was Roberts who invited General Dwight D. Eisenhower to visit Augusta National in 1948, and then became the political and financial adviser to the president. Eisenhower became an active member of the club. Roberts received many awards and honors over his life, including the services of the PGA Advisory Council from its inception until his death in 1943, the appointment of the USGA Bob Jones Award Selection Committee and access to the Sanctuary of the World Golf Hall of Fame. 1978. He is the author of The History of the August National Golf Club, published in 1976, and the Production Workshop: Cliff Roberts, Augusta National Club and The Most Prestigious Golf Tournament, published in 1999. “topic.