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

October 15, 2019 - Comment

Chronicles the birth of the modern game of golf through the story of Harry Vardon and Francis Ouimet. In pursuit of their passion for a sport that had captivated them since childhood, Vardon and Ouimet lifted themselves out of their lives of poverty on parallel paths which led to the 1913 US Open. Product Features

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Chronicles the birth of the modern game of golf through the story of Harry Vardon and Francis Ouimet. In pursuit of their passion for a sport that had captivated them since childhood, Vardon and Ouimet lifted themselves out of their lives of poverty on parallel paths which led to the 1913 US Open.

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Anonymous says:

A great book re-telling a great game My daughter, a flautist, once asked me in her teenage years to take her to a great flautist’s concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London; on the journey back, she asked how I had enjoyed the concert. I told her before asking her the same question. What followed was a detailed description of the music’s complexity and the instrumental skills required to play it. I wondered if we had attended the same concert – her flautist’s eyes and ears had been aware of so much more.So it is…

Anonymous says:

Not as hoped for Advertised as “Very Good”, but not so.Front cover creased, and a large section of the inner pages bent/”wavy” which looks like water damage – maybe it was read in the bath or by a pool? As it was for a gift, very disappointing, as I expected “Very Good” to be exactly that.

Anonymous says:

A golfers MUST read A great book following golfs early years, the guys who played and built the game into what it means today. The 1913 Open is exciting, tense and throughly captivated by the authors skill with words. Every swing and putt is easy to imagine as if one were playing themselves. If you play golf, at whatever level this book will grab you, if you don’t play then you will after reading this book

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