The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, And The Birth Of Modern Golf by Mark FrostThe Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, And The Birth Of Modern Golf by Mark Frost

The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, And The Birth Of Modern Golf

byMark Frost

Paperback | November 3, 2004

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THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED is the story of Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon, who in pursuit of their passion for a game that captivated them as children, broke down rigid social barriers that made their sport accessible to everyone on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond, positioning golf as one of the most widely played games in the world. Ouimet and Vardon were two men from different generations and vastly different corners of the world whose lives, unbeknownst to them at the time, bore remarkable similarities, setting them on parallel paths that led with a kind of fated inevitability to their epic battle at Brookline years in the future. This collision resulted in the ?big bang' that gave rise to the sport of golf as we know it today.

For Mark Frost, Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon represent everything that's right about sports in general and sportsmen in particular; gentlemen, champions, teachers, leaders, and each in their own quiet way, heroes. In THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED, Frost attempts to create penetrating studies of both of these men, along with over dozens of the game's seminal figures, within the dramatic framework offered by the tournament when they finally met, one of the most thrilling sports events in history, the 1913 U.S. Open.
Mark Frost is the author of the critically acclaimed THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED, THE GRAND SLAM, and the bestselling THE LIST of 7, THE 6 MESSIAHS, and BEFORE I WAKE. He received a Writer's Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for his work as executive story editor on the acclaimed television series Hill Street Blues, and was the co-c...
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Title:The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, And The Birth Of Modern GolfFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1.38 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.25 × 1.38 inPublished:November 3, 2004Publisher:KingswellLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0786888008

ISBN - 13:9780786888009

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from For nonfiction, awesome! I was on a cruise vacation and found this book in the ship's library. I couldn't put it down. I think I read it in one day while the ship was at sea. I normally don't read non-fiction, but the history of golf, plus the main characters' histories was fascinating. I really loved how Vardon was supposed to have been on the Titanic but wound up too ill to travel. But the fact that young Francis beat the best in the world was truly awesome.
Date published: 2017-12-08

Editorial Reviews

"Anyone who loves golf, history, or just a great story will relish this wonderful book."

-Scott Turow