Golf is the ultimate head game. So when nothing but the best advice will do, turn to the wisdom of a writer who is both a psychiatrist and the author of the bestselling self-improvement book of all time, The Road Less Travelled. In Golf and The Spirit, M. Scott Peck, M.D., has written a book for golfers everywhere, from beginners to masters. It ...
Golf is the ultimate head game. So when nothing but the best advice will do, turn to the wisdom of a writer who is both a psychiatrist and the author of the bestselling self-improvement book of all time, The Road Less Travelled. In Golf and The Spirit, M. Scott Peck, M.D., has written a book for golfers everywhere, from beginners to masters. It goes beyond mechanics to explore the deeper issue, ways of successfully managing the emotional, psychological, and even spiritual aspects of this most wonderful, maddening, deflating, and inspiring game. Here are some of the many gifts of Golf and The Spirit: appreciating that life is not linear; learning to live with anger; accepting the gift of humility; learning how to benefit from teachers; how to change deep-seated behaviour; appreciating that in weakness there is strength; and realizing that to experience the blessings of golf and life fully, one must accept the divinity that underlies all things. Golf and The Spirit makes a unique and lasting contribution to the literature of golf and life. It is a book that goes beyond the body to address the heart and soul of the game, thereby transforming the lives of its readers - on and off the fairway.
Publishers Weekly, 1999-04-12 The author of the phenomenally popular The Road Less Traveled brings his down-to-earth blend of psychology and spirituality to the well-trod paths of the fairway. Golf serves Peck as a metaphor for life, and he uses the game to urge readers to strive to do well but not to be concerned about their score, to be attentive of life's hazards but not to be scared of them. As Peck describes how golf is so meaningful to his life, however, he loses sight of the essence of the game?the joy of play and success within the boundaries of the rules and the course. To anyone who has golfed more than once, reading this book will be like being stuck playing a round with a septuagenarian short hitter. Peck's book is for Peck fans, not golf fans?or fans of good golf books. What Peck doesn't capture is the elation of hitting the perfect shot, the exhilaration of seeing perfection (even when, as is usually the case, it's somebody else's perfection). For such joys and a sense of how golf fits into the fabric of life, readers will do better to turn to Harvey Penick or Steven Pressfield's inspirational golf novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance. Major ad/promo. (May)
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