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How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'The Spoon' (1931) Online

How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'The Spoon' (1931) Online
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How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: u0027The Spoonu0027
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Movie / Short / Sport
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George Marshall
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Bobby Jones,O.B. Keeler,Walter Huston
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How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'The Spoon' (1931) Online

Zelma O'Neal comes to the office of Judge Walter Huston to complain that her husband, Warren William, is neglecting her for golf. Huston, upon learning that William is playing with golf great Bobby Jones, volunteers to go to the course to straighten William out. Of course, while there, he gets to learn a few things about the use of the club known as the spoon from master golfer Jones.
Credited cast:
Bobby Jones Bobby Jones - Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
O.B. Keeler O.B. Keeler - Himself - announcer

Vitaphone production reel #4798.

The "spoon" golf club is the equivalent to the modern 3-wood. In the mid-20th century and earlier, golf clubs had names instead of numbers. A "baffie" (4-wood), "brassie" (2-wood), and "niblick" (9-iron) are further examples.

User reviews



It's a mark of the respect that people in the day, people who played golf in particular held Bobby Jones in. Jones did a series of short films in the early sound days of instructions on how to play golf. That would be like Ted Williams doing short films on the art of hitting a baseball and if Williams wasn't the greatest hitter whoever lived, he certainly approached his sport with the same scientific intensity that Jones did.

Players Walter Huston, Warren William and Zelma O'Neal participate in a little story O'Neal complaining to Huston that she's lost her husband William to golf. That prompts them to go out to the course where William is playing with the great Bobby Jones who shows us the advantages of using the club known as the spoon.

Even non-golfers will like this. And the instructions are from the best.


How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones #7: The Spoon (1931)

*** (out of 4)

This seventh entry in the series gets a boost of energy thanks to some major talent in supporting roles including Zelma O'Neal, Warren William and Walter Huston. The story has a wife (O'Neal) going to see a judge (Huston) because her husband (William) is constantly out on the golf course. The judge tells her he's too busy but that changes when he learns that Bobby Jones is on the course giving lessons. Film buffs are certainly going to enjoy this entry thanks in large part to have both Huston and William working together. Being able to see the two tough guys together was certainly a high point in the film and even the Jones educational stuff was pretty entertaining. It appears that both Huston and William are having fun and that's especially true for William who gets to throw a fit and break one of his golf clubs. O'Neal doesn't have much to do but Huston is in fun form. Jones discusses the proper way to use the spoon and also the best times to use it.