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nevets88

Today I learned the term "grand slam" originated from bridge

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nevets88    805

The term "grand slam" originates from bridge, a card game in which players win tricks. When someone clears the table, they earn 13 tricks, or a "grand slam." Bridge was quite popular around the time Bobby Jones won the four biggest tournaments of his era in 1930, prompting The Atlanta Journal's O.B. Keeler to use the bridge term to famously describe Jones’ improbable feat.

http://golfweek.com/news/2013/jun/30/us-womens-open-2013-inbee-park-grand-slam-chase/

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Golfingdad    1,850
Interesting. Always assumed it referred to baseball (like most others I'm guessing) and the fact that a grand slam brought home 4 runs. Anyways, I find it odd that the historian says she had to win all five because it means running the table, but Zaharias doesn't get credit for running the table when there were only 3. Huh??

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saturday    32
That is interesting. I was watching morning drive when they mentioned that. I also always thought the term derived from baseball.

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Chilli Dipper    230
Of course, sportswriters had coined other terms for Jones' feat; for some reason, the "Grand Slam" captured the public's imagination better than the "Impregnable Quadrilateral."

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billchao    474
Originally Posted by Chilli Dipper

Of course, sportswriters had coined other terms for Jones' feat; for some reason, the "Grand Slam" captured the public's imagination better than the "Impregnable Quadrilateral."

Impregnable Quadrilateral just sounds so much more golfier.

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dave67az    50
Originally Posted by billchao

Impregnable Quadrilateral just sounds so much more golfier.

Originally Posted by saevel25

I have to agree

That's it, the golfer's "I.Q.".

And if a guy's odds of completing it are good, we'll say he has a "high IQ", or "above average IQ".

Bobby Jones was a genius.

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