The Match

The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever

By Mark Frost
(Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781401302788, 260pp.)

Publication Date: November 2007

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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. In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day--legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played--comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.



About the Author
Mark Frost was the co-creator and executive producer of the cult classic television series, "Twin Peaks," and is the author of several books including the bestseller, "The Greatest Game Ever Played." He attended school in Pittsburgh, where he studied acting, directing, and playwriting before leaving to begin his impressive career in television, film, and literature. He received a Writer s Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for his work as executive story editor on the acclaimed television series Hill Street Blues. He lives in Los Angeles and upstate New York.
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