The Spirit Of Golf And How It Applies To Life
Golfers the world over know their game is a microcosm of life. Both golf and life require patience and courage, persistence and honesty, focus and self-belief. They present similar challenges, involve the weighing up of risk and the making of hard decisions. In both golf and life, we must learn to deal with triumph and disaster. Golf teaches us about ego and resilience. It implores us to meet challenges and put disappointments into perspective. Crucially, we realise we should not take the game or life too seriously. The Spirit of Golf and How It Applies to Life delves into the rich folklore of the world's greatest game, and recounts inspirational stories from around the world.
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- Hardback | 192 pages
- 124 x 189 x 26mm | 274g
- 01 Nov 2010
- Melbourne University Press
- Carlton, Australia
"Allen writes in an easy style and the result is great stories worthy of retelling at the 19th hole." --Sydney Morning Herald "A fantastic read that features incredibly detailed research interwoven with Allen's well-crafted words that leave you without any doubt he knows his subject and has a passion for the game." --Golf Australia "In his latest book, Allen delves into golf's spirit and its application in life, citing inspirational life stories from golf courses the world over and its participants." --Australian Golf Digest "The real charm and effectiveness of this book is in the sparse, elegant prose that recalls some of the great moments of the game and casts them in a refreshing new light. It's very well-written, and easily dipped into given its vignette style." --Inside Sport
About Richard Allen
Richard Allen has written about golf for more than 20 years, predominantly for The Australian Financial Review, The Age, The Sunday Age, Good Weekend magazine, Business Review Weekly and The Australian Way. His previous books include Shimmering Spokes- One Australian's 16,000-kilometre Odyssey, Recollections of a Remarkable Age and Australia's Remarkable Trees. Richard is a member of three golf clubs- Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Barwon Heads Golf Club, and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.