Making the Masters: Bobby Jones and the Birth of America's Greatest Golf Tournament (Audio Download): David Barrett, Jerry Whiddon, Audible Studios: Audible Audiobooks kindle –

The fascinating true story of the origins of fabled Augusta National Golf Club and the creation of America s most prestigious golf tournament, the MastersContested the second weekend in April each year since , the Masters is the world s most prestigious golf tournament and most watched tournament on television Tickets are in such demand that even the waiting list is closed, and players value the title above all others In Making the Masters, award winning golf writer David Barrett focuses his attention on how the Masters was conceived, how it got off the ground in , and how it fully established itself in The key figure in the tournament s creation and success was Bobby Jones, who was a living legend after winning the Grand Slam inand immediately retiring at the age of twenty eight He went on to found Augusta National and sought a high profile tournament for his new course But nearly as important was Clifford Roberts, a banker friend of Jones who not only embraced Jones s vision but became his right hand man in working to bring that vision to realityBarrett explores how Jones and Roberts built the Masters from scratch, creating a golf institution embellished by the often surprising details of what that entailed as they were trying to establish a golf club and golf tournament in tough economic times It also vividly chronicles the events of theandMasters, with Gene Sarazen s spectacular victory inproviding the climax Set against the backdrop of golf, and America, in the s, the book provides an informative and entertaining read for fans of the Masters and students of golf history

9 thoughts on “Making the Masters: Bobby Jones and the Birth of America's Greatest Golf Tournament (Audio Download): David Barrett, Jerry Whiddon, Audible Studios: Audible Audiobooks

  1. simon gilbert simon gilbert says:

    Bought this as a christmas present for my dad and he absolutley loved it.Service was first rate as normal

  2. Adrian Adrian says:


  3. Donald Attridge Donald Attridge says:

    well written it s hard to believe that Augusta National all most went bankrupt.

  4. Danny Bird Danny Bird says:


  5. RobbieBowtie RobbieBowtie says:

    Listened to the audio book Who would have known Bobby and the boys had to declare bankruptcy in order to get out from under Would have liked to know how the creditors contractors fared with stock in the new corporation vs getting paid for their work Too much information Reading would have made it easier to be selective about the level of detailabout each year and each hole.

  6. John W. Pitcock John W. Pitcock says:

    My rating is skewed since I love sports I ve been blessed to attend the Masters nearly a dozen or times mostly practice rounds, but a few regular rounds I m buying at least three copies to give as gifts So I hope if you decide to read this book, you enjoy it as much as I did.P.S I also recommend the movies A Stroke of Genius and The Greatest Game Ever Played.

  7. Harry B. Harry B. says:

    A very interesting and informative book about the beginning and the struggles The Masters had before becoming the sports icon it is today It was also interesting to read about the men that made it happened I ve known a lot about the history of the tournament and have been fortunate enough to attend the tournament many times but this was information about the early years that I didn t know I enjoyed it.

  8. Andi Andi says:

    The book doesn t look anything like it does online it s hardcover, with no pictures and it looks old with scratches.

  9. Steve knack Steve knack says:

    This book was very interesting because it told the real story of Augusta National A story that almost no one knows Not an easy beginning.It drags on a bit while telling about all the players in the first Masters But that s OK.It is still a fun book.