Frost, bestselling author of "The Greatest Game Ever Played," returns with the story of the match that turned the pastime of golf into a professional sport--when Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi played against Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson in the greatest private match ever played.Frost, bestselling author of "The Greatest Game Ever Played," returns with the story of the match that turned the pastime of golf into a professional sport--when Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi played against Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson in the greatest private match ever played.Read Less
I caddied for 20 years and played golf for 30. The author was very descriptive of the golf game and especially of the golf courses. Unless you play golf aand/or are familiar with the game, you'll soon be dozing off when reading this book.. But for those of us who love the game, the book is most enjoyable and facinating to learn so much about the personal lives of famous players like Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Ken Venturi, Sam Snead, and Harvie Ward. Hogan and Nelson were caddies like myself, and I never knew it. The author wrote other stories about famous golf players from which movies were made. I would love to see one made of this book. The author is a gifted writer and is most enjoyable to read
Feb 26, 2009
Best book I've ever read about a golf match. Well researched. Made it seem as if one right there watching. Also gave historical backgrounds of each golfer and their interactions with each other. I bought it because Byron Nelson was my favorite golfer from his era and I had heard about this match before and wanted to read a more detailed account. Would recommend reader go to the golf course's web site. It has the last 4 holes so one can visualize what the golfers were up against and where their shots landed.
Jan 22, 2009
Golf Lovers Only
As one who loves the game of golf, this was an entertaining read. Frost's writing style is a bit tedious, but if you can tolerate that, the story and interspersed background material on the principals are well worth it.
If you don't love golf rather deeply, there's no need to open this book.
Jul 10, 2008
For all students of GOLF
This is a great read! For all students of "The Game" of golf.
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