Golf held a singular fascination for the young Jones, born in
Atlanta in 1902. He competed in his first tournament, the U.S.
Amateur, at 14, finishing in the top 10. When Jones retired as a
touring tournament player in 1930, he had won the British Open three
times, the British Amateur once, the U.S. Open four times, and the
U.S. Amateur five times… all without formal golf lessons. And he
entered every tournament as an amateur in the truest sense – out of
pure love for the game.
The master craftsman is paired with the greatest name in the
game. The Ortiz Design Studio™ has formed an alliance with The Bobby
Jones Golf Company. With Ortiz as chief designer, The Bobby Jones Golf
Company is unveiling a new line of metal woods, the “Bobby Jones
Players Series by Jesse Ortiz.” And the timing of the 2005 launch
couldn’t be more fortuitous; it coincides with the 75th anniversary of
golfing legend Jones’ historic Grand Slam.
The Bobby Jones Golf Company is a story of passion. It was
conceived of by the family of Bobby Jones (a group known as
Jonesheirs) and Walter Rosenthal, a skilled entrepreneur who, with his
passion for golf and his business acumen, seized upon the opportunity
to combine two important golfing “brands,” if you will.