Introducing the Bobby Jones Classic
In partnership with the Jones family, we are hosting the Bobby Jones Classic for CSF to enjoy a day of golf with you and your friends, while we all celebrate the memory of golfer Bobby Jones. The event will generate new awareness of Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, and related causes of paralysis. Jones was diagnosed with syringomyelia and spent the last twenty-five years of his life with progressive paralysis. This event will also reintroduce East Lake Golf Club where Jones learned to play.
This event provides a unique opportunity to become immersed in the classic life, legend and sport of Bobby Jones at historically significant East Lake Golf Club, Jones’ home course. Meet Bob Jones IV, grandson of the legendary golfer; Sid Matthew, famed Jones historian and author of The Life and Times of Bobby Jones; and Charles Harrison, nine time former Atlanta amateur golf champion and a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. In addition, experience the thrill of playing Hole 11, at East Lake, with Hickory shafted golf clubs, the same type of clubs that Bobby Jones carried during his remarkable 1930 "Grand Slam."
Proceeds from this event will be dedicated to beginning a new research program at Georgia Tech and Emory to develop a unique golf cart for handicapped children and adults.