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How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 12: 'A Round of Golf' (1931)

Champion Bobby Jones demonstrates various golf shots encountered during a typical round of golf.


(as George E. Marshall)


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Himself - Narrator (voice)


On a typical Saturday afternoon, O.B. Keeler narrates a round of golf played by Bobby Jones and his partner against another pair. Between shots, Jones offers his own commentary, a golf lesson that includes slow motion photography and the same shot seen from different vantage points. His comments focus on the fundamentals: stance, grip, backswing, the swing itself, club face at contact, and follow through. Jones tells us why he's chosen each aspect of a swing, stating that it may not be the best approach, but it's the best he can find. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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October 1931 (USA)  »

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A Complete Round of Golf  »

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How I Play Golf #12
29 November 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

How I Play Golf #12: A Round of Golf (1931)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another decent entry in the Warner series where golf legend Bobby Jones tries to explain the best ways to play golf. Unlike many of the earlier episodes, this one here takes a look at a wide range of subjects that might come up when you play an entire round. These includes the best way to hit a shot so that it travels the greatest distance as well as your best option to try and make a hole in one. If you're a fan of golf then I'd think this short would be best for you as I'm sure the chance to see golfing legend Jones is the main reason people would want to check this out. I've read in a few places that there isn't too much interview footage out there with him so these shorts are probably as close to him as you're going to get. This entry has him being rather straight-forward as usual but it's a nice way to kill 9-minutes.

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