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The Greatest Player Who Never Lived: A Golf Story Paperback – March 13, 2001
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“J. Michael Veron’s first novel is golf’s literary rookie of the year.”
— Dave Anderson, New York Times
"Talk about a well struck first shot. Michael Veron hits a literary hole-in-one…a tale that mixes crime, mystery, and courtroom drama."
"Solid as a shot that nestles up to the cup from a 3-wood distance...a golf whodunit, southern style."
—-Pat Sullivan, San Francisco Chronicle
“A page-turning mix of golf history and mystery, almost as if John Grisham played 18 holes with Bagger Vance and decided to write about their day together.”
—-San Diego Union-Tribune
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As Hunter unravels the facts of Stedman's case, his hunger for the truth is matched only by his deepening reverence for the game, one that leads him to a heart-stopping courtroom showdown between golf's most powerful association and a family torn apart by buried secrets.
Top Customer Reviews
After the first 30-40 pages I couldn't put the book down. Every time I thought I had the plot figured out, it twisted another way. The way the main character, Beau Stedman had his life ripped away from him at such an early age, and had to carve a new one was spectacular. The development of the characters, the southern setting and the plot were all very well done. The author's writing style was very crisp and very readable.
I would highly recommend this book for any avid reader of fiction and certainly anyone who has any interest whatsoever in golf.
One question I did have, how much of this book is based on fact, as a majority of the book was so realistic, I just don't think the author could have thought it up, or if he did, he will undoubtedly get a big following.
If you are a golf fan, it should be required reading over the summer. An absoultely terrific novel from Michael Veron. I can't wait for The Greatest Course that Never Was.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought the concept was clever, but the story never really grabbed me. I had no difficulty putting the book down after a short reading burst, a bit pedestrian.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was one of the best golf books I have ever read; If you golf you must read this , and the other two by Mr Veron . As soon as my son finishes the book I will read again .Published 13 months ago by Henry
It's a great true story and everyone even non golfers should love it.Published 14 months ago by richard houck
Golfers will enjoy this journey thru golf history. Familiar names and places give it an air of believability. Very readable.Published 16 months ago by Quinny
Interesting twist to the usual story about golf. At times one actually believes that the greatest player who never lived actually did live and play golf in against some of the best... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Thomas W. Vickers
If so, you'll like this story. Interested in Golf history? Then you'll LOVE this novel ! The plot is simple, and the book moves along swimmingly. Read morePublished on June 19, 2014 by Jimmie Divine
This was o.k. and kept me from getting totally bored. This is a very overworked subject on the game of golf. Golf in the Kingdom is the all time leader in this category. Go Chivas.Published on April 19, 2014 by Goff Pro