Talk:Bobby Jones (golfer)

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Help or Mess?[edit]

I had written an expanded bio. on Bobby Jones and thus "...helped Wikipedia". I thought it was a fairly decent and well written article. However, for some reason it was deleted with the explanation that I had "...made a mess...". Could someone explain to me what is meant by "mess" and how I can avoid making "messes" in future. Thank you.

-> This entire article has a biased point of view. Much of it just makes wild claims about Bobby Jones being "the greatest" without stating any real facts or regarding these opinions as just that - opinions. Instead, they are made as statements. I fixed one of the last lines on the page to a more neutral point of view. It had previously stated that "Bobby Jones is without a doubt the greatest golfer the world has ever seen." Even though the next line says, "However some disagree" that still doesn't make such a bold statement any less ridiculous. That's something you'd find in a biography of Bobby Jones - not in an 'encyclopedia article' where people are looking for facts and figures and history... not silly opinions.

That text was just some bullocks added by an anonymous vandal. I removed it. If you see something that's just overtly wrong, don't hesitate to remove it. -- uberpenguin @ 2006-07-16 23:33Z
But how do you know he was a vandal? He could have just missed the point and become overly opinionated, a common trap here in Wikipedia world. I agree with the above dude. Statements like "Bobby Jones is without a doubt the greatest golfer the world has ever seen" are hardly encyclopoedia material because there is doubt indeed. Nicklaus or even Woods might too be so considered. Based on stats, it's undoubtedly Nicklaus. Based on current over-bearing media opionion and potential, it's Woods. Based on winning the Grand Slam (a feat still unacheived by Nicklaus or Woods), all-the-while getting two prestigious degrees, being admitted to the bar, and quitting on a high note, it's Jones. "Greatest" is a word that is hard to quantify. Accordingly, the author could have said that 1) some believe he is the greatest; 2) why some believe so; and 3) who else could be so considered; then included a small discussion about the commonalities and differences in the three golfers' greatenesses (hee hee - is that a word?).137.186.248.248 18:37, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Jones also spoke six languages. It is like sports before drugs. Now the times have changed and it is hard to compare. Vandals delete, non-vandals add value. Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr was an adder of value. The movie shows radio evolving, and the first radio broadcast from the golf course happened following Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr. I am looking to find a Jones figure in Wikipedia. That is the new sport of note. Keep up the good work. RoddyYoung 04:52, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Professional Wins[edit]

I really like the new table, but the colors are kind of hard to understand. What do red and blue mean? —Disavian (talk/contribs) 16:54, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

I've made the table for all golfers with at least 5 major championship wins, but my goal is to make the table for all major championship winners. If you click on the link for golfers with most major championship wins, you can see the tables for other golfers as well. The colors are somewhatt arbitrary besides The Masters, which is understandably green. US Open is pink, Open Championship is blue, and PGA is purple. The purpose of the colors is simply to differentiate them. I based the table off of the grand slam wins sections of the tennis players' pages. Hopefully you will join the effort to make the table for other golfers as well. Thanks. Supertigerman 18:12, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Stamp-ctc-bjones.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 07:31, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

The first sentence of the article ("one of the greatest golfers...") does not conform to the encyclopedic tone. Someone more familiar with Bobby Jones should rewrite it to summarize Jones' achievements without taking a subjective perspective. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.227.165.106 (talk) 03:01, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Subjective statements need not be less accurate than objective ones; and Jones, who generally played only on Sundays, has never been left out of any 'greatest golfer' list I have seen. http://www.worldgolfhalloffame.org/hof/member.php?member=1070
Lists which place Jones down a way are based upon clearly stated, arbitrarily objective criteria, criteria which Jones didn't satisfy because of his remaining an amateur and because of his retiring at a very young age. (I found the charts confusing as well.)
However, Jones contributed significantly to possibly uniquely broad aspects of golf, while practising law and enjoying scholarly pursuits. If not one of golf's greats, Bobby Jones certainly qualifies as a great role model. Many great golfing specialists are respected for their specific contributions and feats, significantly less broad than Jones's. http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/sports/golf/basics/best-golfers.htm
If there is any bias here, it would be the elimination of Jones's shocking & rude public rage attacks as a young man, which he successfully controlled before winning international tournaments. Unless improving one's personality is not admirable, the current bias stamp should probably be explained a bit more.
209.218.108.22 (talk) 06:33, 19 May 2011 (UTC) (Geologist)

Neutrality ?[edit]

There's a neutrality warning on the article, but I don't see where there is a discussion about any particular issue in it. If there's no particular problem, the tag should be removed. PKT(alk) 14:17, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

I don't see any reason to keep the neutrality template either. Does anyone see any reason not to remove it? Meters (talk) 23:55, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
Nope. If it was based on the complaint above, that was clearly addressed.--Reedmalloy (talk) 06:43, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Placed by anon IP, no talk page discussion started. I've removed it. Tewapack (talk) 15:44, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

JJones' major championship wins[edit]

i noticed you did not list an Amateur championship wins as "Major Championship Wins" for any of the other great champions as was the case with Bobby Jones . i.e.... Nicklaus, Woods, etc.

Please explain.

thanks Brian bwashi2@entergy.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.200.9.48 (talk) 05:07, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

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