To Win and Die in Dixie: The Birth of the Modern Golf Swing and the Mysterious Death of Its Creator

Job #39455

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Job # 39455 To Win and Die in Dixie: The Birth of the Modern Golf Swing and the Mysterious Death of Its Creator

Posted Date
Jul 21, 2011 @ 22:10
Respond By
Jul 23, 2011
Word Count
-
Language
English (North American)
Gender
Male
Age Range
Middle Aged
Category
Audiobooks

Job Description

This recording will be made into an Audiobook for Audible.com/Amazon. Please send us an mp3 audition no longer than 5 minutes.

Details:

To Win and Die in Dixie: The Birth of the Modern Golf Swing and the Mysterious Death of Its Creator
By Steve Eubanks

Estimated Length:
9.4 hours
While To Win and Die in Dixie by Steve Eubanks tells the story of Edgar's life and unique influence on the game, it is much more. With elements of such classic narrative tales as Seabiscuit and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, it also offers a beautifully detailed portrait of the early twentieth century South and the fascinating mystery of Edgar's brutal murder on a hot Georgia night in 1921. To this day, Edgar holds the oldest unbroken record in professional golf, winning a major championship by 16 shots in 1919, a margin of victory that has remained untouched for almost a century (Tiger Woods came close in 2000 at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach).
But this is much more than a profile of an old golf pro. It is the story of a murder, and the dilemma one man faces when he is forced to either do the right thing for a dead man he never knew, or let a cover-up go forward in order to preserve his social position in the rigid Southern hierarchy of the 1920s. The two men were Comer Howell, a reporter at the Atlanta Constitution and son of the paper's owner, and J. Douglas Edgar, the greatest golfer in the world in 1921 - the man who coached Bobby Jones when Jones was a teenager. Edgar's "movement" became the cornerstone of the modern golf swing. And his star pupil, Bobby Jones, went on to become the greatest amateur golfer in history.
Requires a narrator who can perform:
Genre:
Sports
Fiction/Nonfiction:
Nonfiction
Gender:
Male
Language:
English
Character Age:
Adult
Accent:
American-General American
Vocal Style:
Straightforward


Comments from the Rights Holder:
Some of the dialogue may need a Southern accent.
STEVE EUBANKS is a bestselling author and award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and USA Today. A college golfer who was resoundingly thumped often enough to realize he could not play for a living, Steve became a club professional and general manager, and he and a group of partners also built a golf course in Atlanta, then bought another course in Louisville, before he became a full-time writer. Steve has authored or co-authored thirty books, including collaborations with such sports greats as Arnold Palmer, Lou Holtz, and Ty Murray.
FASCINATING GOLF HISTORY: In this story, readers learn how J. Douglas Edgar invented the modern golf swing. -ESPN: The sports network is a partner in this book and they will help us to promote.
INTRIGUING SETTING, MEMORABLE CAST: Set mostly in Atlanta in the early '20s, this story gives a glimpse of the culture of the American South at that time. It also presents a cast of characters that golf fans will enjoy reading about, including the great Harry Vardon and bratty young Bobby Jones, who was Edgar's pupil and went on to become the greatest amateur golfer in history.


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