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The Match (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Mark Frost

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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.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 635 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 268 pages
  • Editeur : Sphere (17 novembre 2011)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Legend comes to life 1 mars 2014
Par WDX2BB - Publié sur Amazon.com
Mark Frost has become one of the best writers on golf history in the business. His books on the 1913 U.S. Open (later made into a movie) and Bobby Jones' Grand Slam were major successes.

Frost came back from those works with "The Match," and this might be his best bit of research work yet. After all, the other two books were based on events that received a great deal of publicity at the time but eventually were somewhat forgotten.

The match in question here is different. Indeed, it's practically part of golf folklore at this point.

Before Bing Crosby's golf tournament in California, millionaires Eddie Lowery and George Coleman were debating the skills of a top amateur team of Ken Venturi and Harvie Ward. Lowery said they could beat any pair of golfers in the world, and he was willing to put his money where his mouth was.

Coleman made a couple of phone calls and lined up two professional opponents for the next morning. Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan would be happy to play a match at Cypress Point against Venturi and Ward. Both Nelson and Hogan were a little past their primes at that point, but they were young enough to have almost all of their skills on call. They had the added benefit of being legends in the game, which added to the intimidation factor.

They had quite a match, as Frost recounts in shot-by-shot fashion. He talked to Venturi and Nelson about it, and also chased down some of the spectators and those who heard about the legendary match second-hand. The author had a good match to work with, as birdies were plentiful and the amateurs faced the daunting challenge well.

Frost also adds short biographies of the four players. Hogan's story is particularly poignant, as it took a severe auto accident and a long recovery period that still left after-effects to turn this reserved man into something of a fan favorite. But Nelson's story might be of more interest now because it's less known -- he dominated the sport and then essentially walked away once he had enough money to buy his dream ranch.

The subtitle of the book was "The day the game of golf changed forever." That's probably an overstatement, but the match did come around an interesting time in golf history. It was still possible to play golf as an adult amateur and be an important part of the golf scene back then. Venturi and Ward used business contacts made on and off the course to their financial advantage. Plus, the professional tour was something of a low-paying grind even through the Fifties.

But change was coming. It was mostly in the form of Arnold Palmer, who helped bring professional golf to the masses and elevated the status (and prize money) of pro golf with virtually every swing. The Cypress Point match was a sign of the changing landscape to come.

The biggest flaw that "The Greatest Game Ever Played" was that Frost manufactured some of the dialogue in order to make the story flow better. He avoids that here, as he mentions that the words are reprinted more or less verbatim. "The Match" does its job smoothly and smartly.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 The best 11 juin 2012
Par junior - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This is the best and most enjoyable golf book that I've ever read. Frost does a tremendous job of getting into the characters lives and explaining an interesting time in golf coming into it's own. If you elect to buy this book, buy two with the money you won on your Nassau bet at the club this weekend and send one to your buddy that paid for it. I've bought a half dozen for friends all over the country, great Father's Day gift. Enjoy!
5.0 étoiles sur 5 A true golf classic plain and simple. 8 janvier 2013
Par Car Lover - Publié sur Amazon.com
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One of my top favorite golf books of all time. I've read it three times over the years. If you love golf history and reading true stories of past champions, in this case Ken Venturi, Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan, all taking place on the most beautiful golf course in the world, Cypress Point Club...you will really enjoy this book. I even bought one for my adult son to add to his collection.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 A great read for anyone that enjoys the history of the ... 12 mai 2015
Par Anthony - Publié sur Amazon.com
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A great read for anyone that enjoys the history of the game - the great golf courses and how they came to be (Cypress Point), legend players like Byron Nelson and the mythical Ben Hogan, and also the evolution of the game from Amateur domination to the rise in prize money and Professionalism, and much much more! Enjoy
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great for those who appreciate the history of the game 1 février 2014
Par Richard Flanagan - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Great story and well written, interspersing the story of the match with the background of the players. Even as a life long golf and history enthusiast I had never heard of The Match. I am glad I did not know the outcome before I read it, but it still would have been a great read. Couldn't put it down.
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