AJC Flashback Photos: A look at legendary Atlanta golfer Bobby Jones Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 20 Atlanta’s Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones Jr. (1902-71) helped revolutionize modern golf. The recently redesigned Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta is named in his honor. AJC PHOTO ARCHIVES 2 / 20 Although he competed at a national and international level, Jones remained an amateur golfer throughout his career. AJC PHOTO ARCHIVES 3 / 20 The Atlanta Athletic Club, site of the 2001 PGA Championship, has lots of Bobby Jones memorabilia. This is Bobby Jones swinging a club at age 6. SPECIAL TO AJC 4 / 20 Bobby Jones, known as the 'World's Greatest Golfer,' follows through on his swing during a practice round Aug. 22, 1929 at Lakeside Country Club in Los Angeles in preparation to defend his Amateur title at Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP photo/file) 5 / 20 Bobby Jones in England, circa 1920s-30s. LANE BROS. COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION / GSU 6 / 20 Charlie Yates (L) and Bobby Jones grew up playing golf in East Lake and their friendship helped Atlanta grow. Jones became Yates' mentor. Photo Courtesy of Sidney L. Matthew 7 / 20 Bobby Jones, circa 1922.CONTRIBUTED BY EMORY UNIVERSITY. 8 / 20 Bobby Jones’ arrival in Atlanta after winning golf's Grand Slam in 1930. Shaking hands with Atlanta Mayor Ragsdale. AJC PHOTO ARCHIVES 9 / 20 1930 -- Grand Slam of golf winner Bobby Jones in triumphal parade on Whitehall Street in downtown Atlanta. AJC PHOTO ARCHIVES 10 / 20 April 1934 - Augusta, Ga.: Bobby Jones plays in the first Masters Golf Tournament. AJC PHOTO ARCHIVES 11 / 20 Golfers, from left; Johnny Parnell, Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen pose at the Woodland Country Club in Newton, Mass., in this Sept. 5, 1928 photo. (AP Photo/File) 12 / 20 Bobby Jones (1902-71) demonstrates his championship form for Atlanta admirers, ca. 1931. (Courtesy of the Atlanta Historical Society) 13 / 20 Jones with trophy, 1920s-30s. LANE BROS. COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION / GSU 14 / 20 Jones (shown here) was often confused with the prolific golf course designer, Robert Trent Jones, with whom he worked occasionally. AJC PHOTO ARCHIVES 15 / 20 Golfers Dot Kirby and Bobby Jones. Probably 1930s at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (Kenneth Rogers/AJC staff) 16 / 20 1942 -- Bobby Jones (right) and family. LANE BROS. COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION / GSU 17 / 20 April 7, 1948 - Bobby Jones plans to shake the dust off 'Calamity Jane' and his other famous clubs in his one yearly fling at golf, the Masters tournament here at Augusta National Golf Club. Dick Chapman (left) and Ben Hogan, two of the great names in current golf, watch the famed Atlantian as he tees off for a practice round in preparation for the competitiony. - AP Photo 18 / 20 Feb. 28, 1953 - Augusta, Ga.:President Dwight Eisenhower presents a painting of Bobby Jones to Bobby Jones at the Augusta National Golf Club. Ike was the artist. (Kenneth Rogers / AJC staff) 19 / 20 April 12, 1954 - Sam Snead (left), and Ben Hogan (right), shake hands here today after Snead won the Masters golf playoff. Center is Bobby Jones, former golfing great, who is president of the Augusta National Club where the tournament is played. (AP Wirephoto) 20 / 20 1971 -- Two unidentified mourners pay last respects to golf's Mr. Grand Slam. Final rites were held at Oakland Cemetery Monday for Atlanta's Bobby Jones. (Joe McTyre/AJC staff) Related Redesigned Bobby Jones Golf Course opens in Atlanta Bobby Jones Golf Course to re-open with reversible layout in November Bobby Jones Foundation breaks ground on $23 million redevelopment Atlanta’s East Lake has century-plus connection to golf, redevelopment Great golf courses just a drive away Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.