National Geographic : 1952 Jul
Stone of Gavea Silently Surveys a Putt in Rio Organized golf, which be gan on the dunes of Scot land, has been exported to strange settings. A course in California's Death Valley has been laid out below sea level. Golfers at La Paz, Bolivia, can pant around a course more than 12,000 feet high. Few courses anywhere can boast a more dramatic site than the Gavea Golf and Country Club's layout above Rio de Janeiro. Nine of its holes lie on the coastal plain; the others climb through tree-ringed hills which offer sudden vistas of the sea. Don Julin * Here Bobby Jones Met His Waterloo The 540-yard, par-five 18th at Pebble Beach, Cali fornia, has humbled many a top-flight golfer. In the opening round of the 1929 U. S. Amateur champion ship, obscure young Johnny Goodman led the great Bobby Jones 1 up and 1 to play. After a weak third shot, Jones found himself on this green with a 35 foot putt to sink. His ball stopped short a foot, mark ing the first time since 1916 that Jones lost a first-round match in the U. S. Ama teur.