Golfing Great Bobby Jones

1930 Grand Slam of Golf Trophies on display at The Atlanta History Center

March 17th is known for and celebrated around the world as St. Patrick’s Day, but there is another lesser known reason to raise your glass on this day.  Golfing legend Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones Jr. was born on March 17, 1902  here in Atlanta Georgia.  Bobby Jones is considered the most successful amateur golfer to ever play the game and one of the overall greats.  He is the only player to ever win all four major championships (U.S. & British Opens and the U.S. & British Amateurs) in the same year, which is referred to as the “Grand Slam of Golf”.  He won this title in 1930, but never sought to play golf professionally and retired as an amateur at the age of 28.  He went on to practice law here in Atlanta, built the Augusta National Golf Course where the Masters is played annually, and had successful golf clothing & equipment lines.

So how does this fit in with Foursquare?  You can explore the history and legacy of Bobby Jones right from your phone using the Foursquare application.  The History Channel and Oakland Cemetery have left tips about him at 6 different Atlanta venues along with a tip in Augusta.  Two of those tipped venues even offer check-in specials for visitors:  Atlanta History Center and Oakland Cemetery.  Piecing together various tips across brands on a topic and using them to explore your city are one of the many wonderful benefits of the Foursquare platform.  The fact that two of these venues offer check-in discounts shows another key reason for people to use the application.  If you find other Bobby Jones related tips around the country please share them in the comments!

Add these venues to your To-Do List and start exploring the legacy of Bobby Jones!

  1. Oakland Cemetery – 248 Oakland Avenue SE
  2. Atlanta History Center – 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
  3. Augusta National Golf Club – 2604 Washington Rd
  4. The Jane at Grant Park – 437 Memorial Drive
  5. East Lake Golf Club – 2575 Alston Dr SE
  6. Bobby Jones Golf Course – 384 Woodward Way NW
  7. Atlanta Preservation Center -327 St. Paul Avenue
  8. Atlanta Athletic Club – 1930 Bobby Jones Drive

Post by: Chad Elkins – Find Chad on Twitter and Foursquare