348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Tuesday, August 13 2024.


 On Tuesday, August 13, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


When Robert “Bobby” Tyre Jones Jr. won the four major golf tournaments (the British Amateur, the British Open, the U.S. Open, and the U.S. Amateur) all in the same year (1930), he became a worldwide hero and the first to achieve golfing’s “Grand Slam.” Dr. Catherine M. Lewis leads us “down the fairway” of Bobby Jones’s life and golfing career, from his days as a competitive golfer, through his early retirement in 1930 at age 28, to his phenomenally popular instructional books and newspaper columns and his involvement in club and course design (such as the most revered American course, Augusta National Golf Club). In 1928, Bob Jones struck the very first ball christening the Highlands Country Club gold course. Jones’s charisma, talent, and foresight shine through, and it’s easy to see why he is considered the greatest of them all.

Presenter: Dr. Catherine Lewis is Assistant Vice President of Museums, Archives & Rare Books and KSU Libraries and Professor of History at Kennesaw State University. She is the author, co-editor, or co-author of fifteen books, including Don’t Ask What I Shot: How Eisenhower’s Love of Golf Shaped 1950s America and Kick Up Some Dust: Lessons on Thinking Big, Giving Back, and Doing It Yourself with Bernie Marcus. She has curated more than 40 exhibits for organizations around the nation including the Atlanta History Center, the Breman Museum, Delta Air Lines, Augusta National Golf Club, and the United Way. Dr. Lewis’s research interests are varied and include World War II and the Holocaust, Jewish history, public history, sport history, African-American history, women’s history, and museum studies. Dr. Lewis completed her second term as president of the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries in 2016. She serves on several boards, including the Women’s Leadership Committee at Kennesaw State University, the Yates Scholarship Board for the Georgia State Golf Association, and the Museum Committee for the United States Golf Association. She is the chair of the Bobby Jones Scholarship Advisory Committee, a partnership between Emory University and the University of St. Andrews.

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