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280 pp / 198 x 128mm
First Edition
ISBN 978-1-912804-16-0


The remarkable story of John Ball, Britain's greatest amateur golfer.

'What is the meaning of true greatness? Is it merely a measure of one's successes or is it also how one achieves them?

John Ball grew up a humble farmer, a modest man, but one with a prodigious talent. Perfecting his game at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club he made history by becoming the first amateur golfer to win the Open Championship and would go on to win a record eight Amateur Championships.

He would befriend the games' finest, Young Tom and Old Tom Morris, and in his retirement, would pass the golfing baton on to the greatest amateur of them all, Bobby Jones'

A compelling novel told with passion and sensitivity that will appeal to all sports fans.