A Game of Golf

A Game of Golf

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Francis Ouimet (1893-1967) was an unknown twenty-year-old amateur when he upset famed British golfers Harry Vardon and Ted Ray to win the 1913 U.S. Open. That spectacular victory at The Country Club (TCC) made him America's first golf hero, drew new fans to the sport, and forever altered the image of golf as a stuffy, rich man's game dominated by British and Scottish players.In this memoir, first published in 1932, Ouimet reminisces about his life in golf and gives sage advice on playing the game. He vividly chronicles his boyhood he spent at his modest home across the street from The County Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. He recalls how he scavenged for golf balls and clubs, learned to play on a homemade three-hole course in his backyard, and sometimes sneaked onto The Country Club's fairways to practice in the early morning hours. He recounts his caddying years, starting at age nine, the early amateur competitions, and the momentous 1913 U.S. Open tournament on his neighborhood course.show more

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  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 147.3 x 218.4 x 30.5mm | 544.32g
  • Sports Media Group
  • United States
  • English
  • 1587261774
  • 9781587261770

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