Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Robert Trent Jones' legacy comes to Cornell University Library
"The extensive archive of Robert Trent Jones, arguably the world's most famous golf course architect, has found a home at Cornell University Library. "No one has altered the landscape of golf - literally altered it - like the Jones family," said Jones biographer James Hansen. "Cornell University gave Jones the education he needed to become a golf course designer, and he loved Cornell for the rest of his life. There was never any question but that Jones wanted Cornell to be the one place above all where his legacy would be remembered and nourished." The archive covers the entire span of Jones' 70-year career, including thousands of hand-drawn plans, sketches and blueprints, as well as artifacts and personal correspondence from some of golf's most famous figures like Arnold Palmer, Byron Nelson and Sam Snead. The collection is a gift from Jones' two sons, Robert Trent Jr. and Rees, who are also accomplished golf course architects"