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The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
Frost, Mark
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Format: Paperback, 488pp.
Date of publication: Nov 01 2004
Publisher: Hyperion Books
ISBN-13: 9780786888009
Dimensions: 20.57 cm. (length) X 13.41 cm. (width) X 2.74 cm. (thickness)
Weight: 409 grams
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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... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
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