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The Match The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever (Hardcover)

Author:  Mark Frost
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1401302785
ISBN-13: 9781401302788
Sku: 204481267
Publish Date: 11/1/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 7L x 1T
Pages:  260
Age Range:  22 to UP
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Mark Frost, bestselling author of "The Greatest Game Ever Played," returns with the story of the match that turned the pastime of golf into a professional sport, where Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi played against Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson--the greatest private match ever played.Hyperion
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A chronicle of a lesser-known 1956 golf match documents how car salesmen Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi competed against the period's leading players as a result of a bet between sponsors Eddie Lowery and George Coleman, in a competition that helped promote golf into a professional sport.
In 1956 two millionaires placed a wager on whether two of golf's retired greats, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, could defeat Havie Ward and Ken Venturi, two of the shining stars of the amateur circuit. The match would become part of golfing lore, and Mark Frost presents the game in its full grandeur, giving a blow-by-blow of the battle on the links, providing colorful portraits of the players and characters involved in the match, and showing how the match was a turning point in the history of the sport.


"[O]ne of the best books ever written about golf..." - Allen Barra 11/1/2009

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0260
Product attributePublisher:   Hyperion Books
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