The Greatest Game Ever Played

The Greatest Game Ever Played

Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781504658546
150465854X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (17hr., 07 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Dean, Robertson
hoopla digital
Call Number: eAudio

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Beatricksy Aug 22, 2016

It's not just about golf! It's about getting up when you're down, fighting against classes, and just generally working hard to succeed. Classy!


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