Bobby Jones Net Worth

They are the people kids idolise and see as role models. Most athletes are renowned for their competitiveness, athletic abilities and riches. Let’s talk about the latter, shall we? Bobby Jones is a star as a Professional Golfer. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on the March 17,1902, in Atlanta, Georgia this person had found his passion and talents where awards and recognition came soon afterwards. A proud American, standing at 1.73 m, Bobby Jones has received recognition for a lot of success on and off the field Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Winnings: British Opens, four times the USA Open (three times), USA Amateur Championship (five times), British Amateur Championship. Throughout a decorated career, the nicknames of unknown have stuck. With regards to personal life Bobby Jones has attended Emory University School of Law. Clara Malone Jones Black, Robert Tyre Jones III, Mary Ellen Jones Hood Mary Rice Malone (m. 1924–1971) Robert Purmedus Jones, Clara Thomas are his family. So, what about the net worth? Well it is estimated that this athlete has a net worth of $5 Million.

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Initially, his ability manifested itself in early childhood, when playing gold was prescribed to help strengthen him after several health issues. He never received golf lessons, but at the age of six years he won his first tournament at the East Lake Country Club. After winning several more titles, Jones became the youngest player in the USA Amateur Championship being only 14 years old and reaching the last eight. Jones was a perfectionist with his game and subjected himself to great psychological pressure, so during tournaments he often lost several kgs of weight – he also used to lose his temper easily, and it was normal to see him furiously throwing clubs during tournaments. Jones was once suspended because of this behaviour.

Brief as his career was, essentially just 15 years at the top level before retiring at the age of 28, Bobby Jones won 13 majors of the 31 in which he competed, finishing outside the top 10 only four times, and winning the (then) grand slam of US and British Opens and Amateur titles in 1930, backing himself to achieve the feat with bookmakers before the first one, and ultimately winning $60,000 at odds of 50-1.

After retiring from golf at the age of 28, Jones practiced his profession as a lawyer, wrote books and also taught golf. Jones pioneered in golf instructional films commissioned by Warner Brothers. He also advised the company Spalding in making golf clubs; after rejecting 200 different models, finally he gave his approval to a set of clubs that suited him, distinguished by having a steel shaft. Another innovation was that each club was designated with a number instead of the old Scottish names, an innovation that became standard. Jones was co-opted into advising on golf course design also co-designed the National Course at Augusta with Alister Mackenzie, the future home of the Masters tournament.

Moreover, Jones served as a captain in the US Army during World War II and took part in the Normandy landings in 1944. In 1948, he was diagnosed with a rare disease of the central nervous system called syringomyelia when the cavity of the spine is filled with fluid, causing pain and then paralysis – the disease did not allow him play golf again, as he suffered severe pain in his back and neck. At first he used a cane to walk, then had to rely on crutches, and finally he was confined to a wheelchair.

Finally, in the personal life of the amateur golfer, he was married to Mary Rice Malone  from 1924 until his death. They had three children. He died on the 18th December 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Bobby Jones
  • Net Worth: $5 Million
  • Date Of Birth: March 17,1902, in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Died: December 18, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Place Of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Weight: 75 kg
  • Profession: Professional Golfer
  • Education: Emory University School of Law
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Mary Rice Malone (m. 1924–1971)
  • Children: Clara Malone Jones Black, Robert Tyre Jones III, Mary Ellen Jones Hood
  • Parents: Robert Purmedus Jones, Clara Thomas
  • Siblings: James Jones, Lula Jones
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bobbyjonesgolf/
  • IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0427602
  • Awards: Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame (1997), Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame (1958), World Golf Hall of Fame (1974), World Golf Hall of Fame (1974); James E. Sullivan Award (1930)
  • Music Groups: The Mannish Boys
  • Nominations: Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Winnings: British Opens, four times the USA Open (three times), USA Amateur Championship (five times), British Amateur Championship
  • Movies: “How I Play Golf” (12 films, 1931), “How To Break 90” (6 films, 1933), “Bobby Jones: A Stroke of Genius” (2004)
  • TV Shows: Bobby Jones Gospel

Facts

  • Inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 (inaugural class).
  • Inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1964.
  • Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
  • Has a road (I-520/Bobby Jones Expressway) named after him in Augusta, Georgia.
  • Took up golf as a boy when he was deemed “too sickly” for football.
  • Posthumously retains the title of President-in-perpetuity of Augusta National Golf Club: the home of the Masters Golf Tournament, and a course which he himself designed.
  • Amateur golfer considered by many to be the best player to swing a club.

Filmography

Actor
Title Year Status Character
How to Break 90 #2: Position and Back Swing 1933 Short Bobby Jones
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 8: ‘The Brassie’ 1931 Short Bobby Jones
Self
Title Year Status Character
The Ed Sullivan Show 1954 TV Series Himself
Ace of Clubs 1951 Short Himself
Sportbeams: Follow Thru 1940 Documentary short Himself
How to Break 90 #6: Fine Points 1933 Short Himself
How to Break 90 #5: Impact 1933 Short Himself
How to Break 90 #4: Downswing 1933 Short Himself
How to Break 90 #3: Hip Action 1933 Short Himself
How to Break 90 #1: The Grip 1933 Short Himself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 12: ‘A Round of Golf’ 1931 Short Himself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 10: ‘Trouble Shots’ 1931 Short Himself – Bobby Jones
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 11: ‘Practice Shots’ 1931 Short Himself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: ‘The Spoon’ 1931 Short Himself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 9: ‘The Driver’ 1931 Short Himself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 5: ‘The Medium Irons’ 1931 Short Himself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 6: ‘The Big Irons’ 1931 Short Himself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones, No. 3: ‘The Niblick’ 1931 Short Himself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 4: ‘The Mashie Niblick’ 1931 Short Himself
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones, No. 2: ‘Chip Shots’ 1931 Short Himself
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 1: ‘The Putter’ 1931 Short Himself
Top-Notchers 1926 Documentary short Himself
The National Rash 1924 Documentary short Himself – Golf Champion
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Jim McKay: My World in My Words 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
1997 Highlights of the Masters Tournament 1997 Video documentary Himself
Babe Ruth: The Man, the Myth, the Legend 1990 Video short Himself
When Sports Were King 1954 Documentary short Himself – Golfer
The Naughty Twenties 1951 Documentary short Himself
The Golden Twenties 1950 Documentary Himself
You Were Meant for Me 1948 Himself – Champion Golfer (uncredited)
Sports Immortals 1939 Documentary short Himself
The Golf Nut 1927 Short Himself – Golfer (uncredited)