Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 1999

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery


It says something significant about American society in the Twenties that both Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen were exceptionally popular, despite their varying socio-economic backgrounds, public images, and personal lives. Indeed, Hagen and Jones are revealing enough as individuals, but taken together they provide rich comparisons and contrasts which illuminate a pivotal period in the history of golf and American society.


Preprint of article published in the Journal of Sport History, the official journal of the North American Society for Sport History. Used by permission.