WATCH: Bobby Jones' swing in slow motion

Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones at the top of his backswing in a 1930 slow-motion film.
By Mark Aumann

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, February 07, 2015 | 10:23 a.m.

Thanks to today's technology -- and a tip of the hat to the folks at CinePost via YouTube -- we have the opportunity to view Bobby Jones' incredible golf swing in slow motion, a feat that had to have been state-of-the-art back in 1930.

According to the original introduction cards on the 16 millimeter print, the swings were filmed at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta, Jones' home course. The action is approximately 200 times slower than normal speed -- the camera was able to capture 3,200 images per second. The PGA of America commissioned cameraman C. Francis Jenkins to film Jones in action, apparently for later use as a teaching tool.

Watch as Jones hits a driver and long iron:

Today's golfers could learn a thing or two from Jones' balance and rhythmic swing, captured 85 years ago.