Match - Mark Frost (Paperback)

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The definitive account of a little-known but extraordinary match between two golfing legends and two young amateurs on the eve of Bing Crosby's pro-am tournament in 1956.

Product Details

Barcode
9780751540406
Department
Books
Released
31 Jul 2008
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Mark Frost
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Language
English
Number of Pages
272
Dimensions
196 x 128 x 18mm (210g)

Summary

The year: 1956. Eddie Lowery, once caddie to Francis Ouimet, now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, boasts to fellow millionaire George Coleman that two of his salesmen - US amateur champion Harvie Ward and up-and-coming star Ken Venturi - could beat any golfers in the world in a best ball match. Coleman asks Lowery how he plans to prove it. 'Bring any two golfers of your choice to the course tomorrow morning,' Lowery tells him, 'and we'll settle the issue.' Coleman shows up all right - with Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals.
In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this foursome and the greatest private match ever played comes vividly to life.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Golf
BISAC Subject 1
Sports & Recreation / General
BIC Classification 1
Golf
Dewey Classification
796.352660979476
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Mark Frost is the author of THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED and THE GRAND SLAM. He has written and produced several television series, including Twin Peaks and Hill Street Blues.

Review Quotes

A fantastic insight into the course and four of the world's greatest golfers * GQ * Gripping and exceptionally well researched and written * Times *