The Golf Swing of Bobby Jones: An Analysis of His Drive
Chicago: The Dixon Press, 1931. Hardcover. 7 by 5 1/4 inches; 176 by 133 mm. Hardcover, in good condition, bound in blue and off-white paper-covered boards. A fragile book, with light soiling to covers and endpapers, a few small spots in the outer margins of pages 21-32, wear at the spine's head and tail, and the beginnings of chipping to the paper along the spine. Item #572
An early example of the use of a movie camera to capture and analyze a golf swing. Having won, in 1930, the U.S. and British open and amateur championships, Jones was at the top of his game, and the camera catches sixteen frames of his legendary swing. Each frame is presented in a full-page version, accompanied by analysis by the author, and all sixteen are also shown together, in a smaller format, on facing pages.