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Of course, there is also some great golf. Augusta National would be just another golf club with a fancy pedigree and history of exclusion were it not for the remarkable tournament that it hosts every year. Owen, a graceful writer, tees up plenty of detail and anecdote in a hole-by-hole tour of the track, lined with perspective. Owen explains,
If the Masters seems older than it is, that's largely because the tournament, alone among the majors, is conducted year after year on the same course. Every important shot is played against a backdrop that consists of every other important shot, all the way back to 1934. Every key drive, approach, chip, and putt is footnoted and cross-referenced across decades of championship play. Every swing--good or bad--has a context.The context that Owen provides makes The Making of the Masters as indispensable as a hot putter. --Jeff Silverman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you love the Masters and the history, you will love this book. A must for the avid golfer to read.Published 11 months ago by David S.
Just what I wanted! Awesome price. A lot of insider info in this book. Like reading an interview of Jones himself!Published 11 months ago by P. Matthews
Owen's book has the detail and the behind-the-scenes data that makes the Masters more meaningful to me and let's me enjoy the tournament and the events connected to it at a better... Read morePublished 11 months ago by jc508
If you like golf and love the Masters you MUST read this book. It is an amazing account of history on the creation and history of Masters....GREAT READ!Published 11 months ago by jp
Every April at a small club in a small Georgia town, a golf tournament called The Masters captivates the hearts and attention of fans all over the world. Read morePublished 12 months ago by F. Tyler B. Brown
Anyone who enjoys watching or playing golf must read this exciting book. You will find it hard to put down once you start reading it.Published 14 months ago by Dan Wilber
There is an aura about Augusta National and about the Masters. This book comes as close as words can come to capturing that aura and communicating it to the reader. Read morePublished on March 15, 2006 by Big D
Apparently, when Curt Sampson, a highly-regarded and critically acclaimed author, penned his book about The Masters, it ticked off the members there even more so than did Martha... Read morePublished on May 5, 2003 by Brian McClafferty
This is not a book about golf. It is the outstanding history of a national treasure it's people and how it almost went bankrupt, and was saved by the dedication and love of... Read morePublished on February 16, 2002 by Brian M McMillan