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The Front Nine
The Front Nine

The Front Nine

Golf's 9 All-Time Greatest Shots
By Barry LeBrock

SPORTS & RECREATION

208 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Cloth, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $25.95)

ISBN 9781600780714

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2008)

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Overview

The most famous shot in golf history—from Gene Sarazen's double eagle, which led to victory at the 1935 Masters to Tom Watson's nearly impossible chip shot in the 1982 U.S. Open—the greatest and most memorable shots in the long and storied history of this grand game are brought to life in The Front Nine. Triumphant victory as well as heartbreaking defeat play out shot-by-shot as the most celebrated tournaments of the past come to life. Readers thrill to both the joy and agony of the most significant shots in golf history through detailed description, commentary from the men who pulled them off, and fresh insight from golf historian Barry LeBrock.

Author Biography

Barry LeBrock is an award-winning sportscaster who has anchored and reported on local, regional, national, and international television. He is currently the host of The Final Score on FSN, along with both The StrikeZone and RedZone Plus on DirecTV. His first book, The Trojan Ten, documented the most significant games in USC football history.

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From the earliest tournaments of the 1900’s to the most recent grand-slam events, the most memorable and meaningful shots in golf history are explored in Barry LeBrock’s new book, The Front Nine: Golf’s All-Time Greatest Shots.

The Front Nine presents a descriptive, colorful portrayal of top shots from some of the biggest events in golf including the Masters, the U.S. Open, the Ryder Cup, and the PGA Championship. LeBrock shares the inside story behind each shot and each player including Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and many more. A few of the awe-inspiring shots covered include:

  • Gene Sarazen’s double eagle to key his victory in the 1935 Masters
  • Gary Player’s 1972 seven-iron in the rain leading to his the PGA Championship.
  • Tom Watson’s remarkable chip in the 1982 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach
  • Jack Nicklaus’s double-breaking 20-foot putt to win the 1986 Masters

With more than 200 pages of intriguing details, LeBrock uncovers previously unpublished information to produce a collection of stories unlike any other. The Front Nine offers a glimpse into the thoughts and strategies of some of the greatest golfers in history.

Golf fans will be transported through the decades with insight into the courses, golfers, and shots that are among the elite in the sports’ history. The specific events covered have in part, made golf the popular spectator sport it is today.

About the Author:

Barry LeBrock is an award-winning sportscaster who has anchored and reported on local, regional, national and international television. He is currently the host of The Final Score onFSN, along with bothThe StrikeZone and RedZone Plus on DirecTV. His first book,the critically acclaimed The Trojan Tendocumented the most significant games in USC football history

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