View basket and checkout
Events Subscriptions Vouchers Contact

The Greatest Game Ever Played: Vardon, Ouimet and the birth of modern golf

by Mark Frost

Paperback £12.99
Published 3rd July 2003, 480 pages
You’ll be able to choose Delivery or Click & Collect after you enter your address.
UK postage is £2.95, or free for orders over £60.

Available
online

Available soon
in Bath

Available soon
in Edinburgh

Available
in Ely

Available
in St Andrews

Description

This fascinating narrative chronicles the birth of the modern game of golf, told through the story of Harry Vardon and Francis Ouimet. These men, in pursuit of their passion for a sport that had captivated them since childhood, lifted themselves out of their lives of common poverty and broke down rigid social barriers, transforming the game of golf into one of the most widely played sports in the world today.

Vardon and Ouimet were two men from different generations and vastly different corners of the world whose lives, unbeknown to them at the time, bore remarkable similarities, setting them on parallel paths that led to their epic battle at Brookline in the 1913 US Open. This collision resulted in the ‘big bang’ that gave rise to the sport of golf as we know it. In THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED, Mark Frost tells their story, including along the way over a dozen of the game’s seminal figures, within the dramatic framework offered by the 1913 tournament where they finally met, which became one of the most thrilling sports events in history.

Details

The Greatest Game Ever Played: Vardon, Ouimet and the birth of modern golf
by Mark Frost

ISBN
9780751533262

Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
July 3, 2003

Dimensions
19.5cm x 12.9cm x 3.1cm

Page count
480 pages