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The match : the day the game of golf changed forever

Author: Mark Frost
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, [2009]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Eddie Lowery; Ben Hogan; Byron Nelson; Eddie Lowery; Ben Hogan; Eddie Lowery; Byron Nelson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Frost
ISBN: 9781401309619 1401309615
OCLC Number: 191932131
Notes: Includes author interview.
Includes index.
Description: 274 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Mark Frost.

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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.

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