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Advice on golf and life from one of the great golfers of the modern age. If there were a Mount Rushmore of golf, Gary Player's face would be on it. Winner of more than 160 professional tournaments, Player—along with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer—is one of "The Big Three" who dominated professional golf in the 1960s and 1970s. But Player's influence goes far beyond the golf course. A businessman, a philanthropist, a family man, and an international ambassador of sport, he is respected around the world. In The Golfer's Guide to the Meaning of Life, Player reflects on the most important life lessons golf has taught him. Written for non-golfers, new golfers, and experienced golfers alike, this is not a book about hitting a ball into a cup, but about what a funny old game can teach you about living life with strength, purpose, and joy.
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"Golf is, of course, only a game. But it is a game that loves you back. I know of no man, woman, or child that ever felt as if the game somehow let them down. It may at times challenge us more than we would like it to, but does not life do the same?"
If there were a Mount Rushmore of golf, Gary Player's handsome, well-recognized face would have to be included. The winner of more than 160 professional tournaments, Player is a member of The Big Three-- along with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer-- who dominated professional golf through the 1960s and 1970s. But Player's influence goes far beyond the golf course. Recognized as the Black Knight, he is an accomplished businessman and devoted family man, a life-long philanthropist, and tireless international ambassador of golf.
In "The Golfer's Guide to the Meaning of Life," Player reflects on the most important life lessons that the game has taught him, lessons humble and profound, wise and universal. Written for nongolfers, new golfers, and experienced golfers alike, this is a book not about hitting a ball into a cup, but about what a funny old game can teach you about living life with strength, purpose, and joy.
Gary Player is one of only four golfers to have won the grand slam golf. He has won more than 160 PGA tournaments worldwide. He and longtime friends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer comprise the golf world's Threesome of Giants. In THE GOLFER'S GUIDE TO THE MEANING OF LIFE - the latest installment of the popular "Meaning of Life" series - this esteemed and beloved golfer opens up about what six decades of championship golfing have taught him about patience, human nature, endurance, friendship, weariness and happiness. Known on and off the greens for his intelligence, thoughtfulness and business savvy, Player offers 15 poignant, instructive essays about what a love of golf has taught him about life. He also shares opinions on books every golfer should read; the favourite sounds of a golfer; the attributes of a great golfer; and the heroes of a golfer. Readers will discover what golfers love so much about the game they play; which key life lessons non-golfers can learn from those who golf; and how golfers can gain the right perspective to enjoy the game more.
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