Match Play versus Stroke Play

It is best described in this book.  “The Match” by Mark Frost


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.


I will discuss more after you have had a chance to read this.  I feel real golf is, Match Play.  It is the purest form of golf in my opinion.  Let us discuss this in more detail in a few weeks.  Enjoy the World Match Play challenge at Dove Mountain this week.