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The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever

Frost, Mark

ISBN 10: 1401302785 / ISBN 13: 9781401302788
Published by Hyperion Books, NY., 2007
Condition: Collectible Hardcover
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NEW/FINE. Grey boards, black spine. SIGNED by AUTHOR on title page, and by the world celebrated golf great KEN VENTURI, one of the 4 heros of this chronicalled true story, on first free end paper. In 1956 a private bet brought 2 golf legends Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson to the Cypress Point Golf Club to play a match point game against 2 young amateur champions Ken Venturi and Harvie Ward. This thrilling story of gentlemen competitors - is legend in the clubhouses of courses around the world till this day. Venturi is the last survivor of that illustrious foursome, which makes this rare doubly signed copy all that more special. A prized potential addition for someone's golfing library, without peer. [B62-55]. Bookseller Inventory # 001973

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Title: The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed ...

Publisher: Hyperion Books, NY.

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author & Celebrity

Edition: FIRST.

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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. Four 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.

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The bestselling author of The Greatest Game Ever Played returns with the story of the little-known match that forever changed the history of golf.

The year: 1956. Four 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. Lowery 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.

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