The early years
Golf's Golden Age: Robert T. Jones, Jr. and the Legendary Players of the '10s, '20s and '30s is a fascinating volume that blends archival photos and informative text to shine light on the less-heralded players of the game's formative, early modern era. Rand Jerris, director of the United States Golf Association Museum and Archives, oversaw the compilation of the amazing black-and-white portraits, which were snapped by the late, great George Pietzcker (1885-1971) and came to the USGA by way of a 1980 donation from the estate of the legendary Bobby Jones. Each of the 52 photos Chick Evans, Johnny McDermott, Tommy Armour, Leo Diegel, et al. is accompanied by a biographical sketch. In addition, David Normoyle contributes an extended essay on Jones and his heroic 1930 achievement of golf's Grand Slam.