Golfweek reports that funds are being raised to restore the final resting place of golf legend Bobby Jones. His grave, in Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery, is next to a cemetery perimeter wall almost directly across a busy street from the fabulous Ria’s Bluebird Cafe (trust me, if you visit Jones’ grave, eat at Ria’s Bluebird). According to the article, more than $6,000 of a $10,000 goal has been raised.
I must add a personal comment here – golf is generally a game played by wealthy folks. It’s amazing to me that one of them couldn’t step up and cover this with a single check. The idea that this has to be raised in dollars and dimes via Georgia Gives Day is somewhat embarrassing.
Perhaps there’s a hickory player out there who can solve this problem? Or maybe a professional golfer with a decent sense of history (and a big sponsorship deal) wants to honor the man? Hopefully this Golfweek article will raise awareness.