The Legend of Bagger Vance

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Paperback, 252 pages
Avon Books, 1996
First Avon Books Edition, First Printing

In the Depression year of 1931, on the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windswept shore, two legends of the game—Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen—meet for a mesmerizing thirty-six-hole showdown. Another golfer will also compete—a troubled local war hero, once a champion, who comes with his mentor and caddie, the mysterious Bagger Vance. It is Vance, sage and charismatic, who will ultimately guide the match, for he holds the secret of the Authentic Swing. And he alone can show his protege the way back to glory.

Written in the spirit of Golf in the Kingdom and The Natural, The Legend of Bagger Vance reveals the true nature of the game in a story that is unforgettable.

Editorial Reviews

"Anyone who can imagine a match like this is one must love golf. And that makes Steve Pressfield my friend." -- Harvey Penick

"Golf and mysticism...a dazzler and a thought-provoker." --Los Angeles Times
"Good stuff...a philosophical fantasy imagined on a golf course, heavy with fog, storm, fireworks, and howling winds of supernatural forces." -- The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Steven Pressfield has been an enthusiastic golfer since the age of ten. He is the author of the novel Gates of Fire and a well-known screenwriter whose screenplays include "Above the Law" and "Freejack." He lives in the Los Angeles area.