The Match: The Day The Game Of Golf Changed Forever

March 17, 2009|
The Match: The Day The Game Of Golf Changed Forever by Mark Frost
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In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era -- Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan -- against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi.

The year: 1956. Decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match, and challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game''s greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them.

In Mark Frost''s peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day-legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played-comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.
Mark Frostis the author of the critically acclaimedThe Greatest Game Ever Played, The Grand Slam, and the bestsellingThe List of 7, The 6 Messiahs, andBefore I Wake. He received a Writer''s Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for his work as executive story editor on the acclaimed television seriesHill Street Blues, and was the co-creat...
Title:The Match: The Day The Game Of Golf Changed Forever
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.3 X 1.05 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.3 X 1.05 in
Published:March 17, 2009
Publisher:Hachette Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781401309619

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