Classic Swing Golf School – “Grand Slam”

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I’m Dan DeFreest, your weekly blogger.

One of the greatest golfers who ever lived saw his career and his ability to enjoy the game that he had played since childhood taken away from him in the prime of his life, by a circulatory disease that robbed him of the use of his legs.

Bobby Jones is the only golfer in the long history of the game to be credited with winning golf’s “Grand Slam” in a single year. The year was 1930, and Jones won the US Open, US Amateur, British Open and British Amateur golf tournaments.


Although amateur tournaments are no longer considered “majors” today, no one else has repeated the feat. Ben Hogan came close in 1953 when he won 3 out of the 4 modern-majors, capturing the Masters, US Open and British Open. Unfortunately Hogan was unable to compete in the PGA Championship because it was scheduled nearly the same week of the British Open. Only four golfers, Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tiger and Gene Sarazen, have won all four of the modern-majors during their professional careers, a feat commonly known as the “career grand slam”.

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The term “grand slam” originated in the card game of bridge, which referred to winning all of the tricks of the game in one hand. The term is now used in several sports to describe winning all of the major events of a given sport within a single year.

If you are dreaming of winning the grand slam, or a $2 Nassau with your golfing buddies, come to

Classic Swing Golf School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, our staff loves to help make dreams come true.


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