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About the Author: Leigh Montville

Montague A PDF/EPUB ä Leigh Montville is a highly respected sportswriter columnist and author He is a graduate of the University of ConnecticutMontville is married to Diane Foster and has two children He lives in Massachusetts The Mysterious Kindle - and is an ardent supporter of the Boston Red Sox.



10 thoughts on “The Mysterious Montague A True Tale of Hollywood Golf and Armed Robbery

  1. thewestchestarian thewestchestarian says:

    Reminds one of the novel Jack Torrence wrote during his residence at the Overlook Hotel John Montague golfed really really well There you have been spared maybe 300 of the 400 pages of Montville's really really repetitive retelling of Montague's rise from armed robber to Hollywood swell to guy on trial for armed robbery In between he played golf really really really well with famous people at the Lakeside Country Club To break up the long cataloging of his really really low scores 60 62 67 Montville tosses in tales of his trick golf exploits although if you pay careful attention it is really just the same two tall tales over and over again including one you saw in the Kevin Costner movie Tin Cup where he plays golf with garden implements Montville eventually grows bored enough to through in the origin story of a sportswriter of the time named Grantland Rice in case you were wondering about how he came to write things about sports So to sum up John Montague played golf really well


  2. Raie Raie says:

    Interesting story I downloaded the audiobook mostly because I like the narrator Scott Brick he reminds me of Dr Spaceman from 30 Rock haha


  3. Quiet Quiet says:

    Interesting history of an enigma that I'd certainly never heard until I stumbled across this book in some alleyway bookstore in South KoreaReally fun history of this strange person a golfing legend who maybe was all legend filled with other stories of Hollywood celebrities who knew himFun The writing at times goes off kilter though and there are even times when the author is seemingly stretching for intrigue with this admittedly uite brief charter of history


  4. Kerri Kerri says:

    Well written story of a fascinating and unknown person This story needs to be a movie ASAP


  5. David David says:

    Great example of a book that would have been better as a long magazine article


  6. Cody Murphy Cody Murphy says:

    This ia a fascinating book Truly a great read


  7. Mona Randall Mona Randall says:

    An interesting biography of a non conventional golfer And I don't even like golf


  8. Dave Dave says:

    LaVerne Moore was one of the colorful figures in the world of golf in the 1930's and Leigh Montville tells his tale in all its boisterous glory in The Mysterious Montague A True Tale of Hollywood Golf and Armed RobberyJohn Montague as Moore was better known was a trick shot artist who could chip a ball into a highball glass or under the sash of a partially opened window across the room He reputedly knocked a bird off a power line from 170 yards and consistently drove the ball over 300 yards with a specially made oversized driver the weighed twice as much as the standard club of its time Most famously he once beat Bing Crosby while playing only with a rake a shovel and a baseball batMontague had a secret though It was why he never allowed himself to be photographed and reputedly why he never entered any professional events When that secret was revealed it led to a sensational trial in upstate New York that turned into a celebrity laden media fest The secret is told in the first chapter of the book Montague was wanted under his real name LaVerne Moore for the armed robbery of a roadside restaurant in the Adirondacks in 1930 The trial and its aftermath is an interesting window into the media world of the timeMontville entertains the reader with tales of Montague's prowess although it's obvious many of them grew to legendary status mainly through the re telling such feats engender He also gives us a good look at the celebrities who flocked to Montague's cause Babe Ruth Bing Crosby Oliver Hardy WC Fields Howard Hughes Babe Didrickson Zaharias and many were tied to Montague one way or another Sportswriter Grantland Rice was his biggest fanThe end of the book which chronicles Montague's late in life attempt to break into the ranks of professional tournament golf may be of the greatest interest to players of the game Weakened by too many years of Hollywood parties and lack of practice Montague was a miserable failure in his attempts to compete with PGA stars who had disdained him from the start


  9. Julie Failla Earhart Julie Failla Earhart says:

    SPOILER ALERT Do not look at the pictures One of them gives away the outcome of trial and deflates the story’s tensionIt wasn’t golf that attracted me to Leigh Montville’s biography of The Mysterious Montague It was the True Tale of Hollywoodand Armed Robbery I’m a sucker for Old Hollywood storiesJohn Montague appeared on the Hollywood scene in 1934 and was soon dubbed “the greatest golfer in the world” Better than any professional great of the day No one knows where he came from where he madegot his money or why he was there except maybe to play golf He uickly became friends with stars like Oliver Hardy and Bing Crosby He even lived at Hardy’s place for a while Montague was amazing He could things with his oversized clubs that no one else could do He never golfed over 70 He once beat Crosby with a shovel a rake and a baseball bat As amazing as those feats were his feats off the course became as legendary Many many times he was known to lift the overweight Hardy onto a bar with one hand Montague was a charmer He did have two idiosyncrasies thoughFirst no matter how much pressure his friends would put on him he would never enter a tournament His claim was that he only golfed for his personal enjoyment but there were always some superstitious betting gong on at almost each hole Second he refused to have his picture taken An odd thing in the land of stars but that’s how he wasHowever John Montague’s gig was up in 1937 He was arrested and taken to Syracuse New York as a suspect in an armed robbery back in 1930 under the name of LaVerne Moore His high powered friends rallied around him but the courts were determined to have their dayMontville’s well written biography is fun to read albeit there are just too many golf scores Maybe I know about golf now that I’ve read The Mysterious Montague A True Tale of Hollywood Golf and Armed Robbery Or maybe not I won’t be hitting the links anytime soon Original review appeared on wwwarmchairinterviewscom


  10. Hal Hal says:

    This book was written I am assuming for a curiosity then anything The legend continues or correctly a story is told of a person most had never heard of in current generations anyway One thing I particularly found curious is that the picture of Montague on the cover looks a lot like Jackie Gleason in golf pose Also in the picture section where we see probably uite rare pictures of Oliver Hardy and Bing Crosby with Montague there is one of an aging Montague that looks a lot like Mickey RooneyNot giving the story away the book is about the life with great gaps particularly in his youth of the man that briefly held the nation as kind of gossipy intrigue like you would see in today's outlandish tabloids and Internet sites The mystery of a man who appears from nowhere to befriend himself to early show biz folks of Hollywood His entry is made through his sensationalized golfing feats or tricks and his ability to blend well with the cast of characters in this mix of mostly successful actors and a sportswriterThe mystery culminates in the man's shady unknown background that implicates him in a crime years earlier back east The two things that were driven home to me was that it is a good thing to have famous friends And secondly Montague did manage to be ahead of his time in introducing formats to golf that would become successful application by modern era golfers Sadly he did not uite capitalize on his mystiue and creative folklore like so many who have attempted the same


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