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The greatest game ever played : Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the birth of modern golf

Author: Mark Frost; Robertson Dean
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2015] ℗2015
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon came from different worlds and different generations, but their passion for golf set them on parallel paths that would collide in the greatest match their sport had ever known. A young Massachusetts native, Francis was only three years removed from his youthful career as a lowly caddie. Harry was twice his age, the greatest British champion in history, and innovator of the modern grip  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Named Person: Harry Vardon; Francis Ouimet; Francis Ouimet; Harry Vardon
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Frost; Robertson Dean
ISBN: 1504658582 9781504658584 9781504658607 1504658604
OCLC Number: 919958960
Notes: Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Robertson Dean.
Description: 14 audio discs (17 hr., 7 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Mark Frost.

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Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon came from different worlds and different generations, but their passion for golf set them on parallel paths that would collide in the greatest match their sport had ever known. A young Massachusetts native, Francis was only three years removed from his youthful career as a lowly caddie. Harry was twice his age, the greatest British champion in history, and innovator of the modern grip and swing. Through exacting hard work, perseverance, and determination, Harry Vardon had escaped a hopeless life of poverty; the unknown Ouimet dared to dream of following in his hero's footsteps. When the two men finally came together in their legendary battle at the 1913 US Open, its heart-stopping climax gave rise to the sport of golf as we know it today.Weaving the stories of Ouimet and Vardon as his narrative, Mark Frost creates a uniquely involving, intimate epic that is equal parts sports biography, sweeping social history, and emotional human drama. The Greatest Game Ever Played is a must-listen for millions of sports and history fans-and all who have ever dared to reach for their dreams.

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