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In Search of Burningbush

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2004

    A terrific read for all handicaps including none golfers

    This very readable book demonstates why golfers have 'passion'. And more to the point, why golfing in Scotland is close to 'mystical' for most. Having been to Scotland (and Ireland) several times in the last few years, this read is the next best thing to actually going there. It also factually points out there are no bad links courses; only lesser known ones. A must read for a first tripper (golf) to Scotland / Ireland.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2004

    If You Don't Like This Book You Don't Like Golf

    We get very caught up in swing mechanics and the like, forgetting that the reason we play the game of golf isn't about winning tournaments. This beautiful book will remind you why golf captured your heart and mind in the first place. It's very well-written and sometimes very moving. I reccommend it to anyone who is sick of reading about spoiled millionaires and deceased legends and really wants a human interest story that captures the spirit of the game. Truly outstanding.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2004

    Masterfully Written

    Any book thats supposedly about golf that can make a grown man cry, ponder the meaning of it all, and begin his own personal search for Burningbush is a meaningful and worthwhile experience. Don't be fooled by the cover. This book takes place on the golf courses in Scotland but its all about the search we all go through at one time or another. A winner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2004

    Read this book!

    I just finished In Search of Burningbush and felt compelled to write. The author¿s true voice and passion for golf come through in every chapter, and many of the passages describing the Scottish links and countryside are simply beautiful. I was also drawn to the spiritual aspects of the author¿s quest as I am in a mid-life search for my ¿Burningbush¿. In Hinduism, I have read, the main thrust of the belief system is that people think they want certain things such as pleasure and worldly success. But ultimately, in this life or another, even noble life pursuits become unfulfilling. What people really want is something else - infinite being, infinite awareness, and infinite bliss. We can only get brief spatterings of true joy; we feel as though some great harmony exists in the world, then our bodily limitations take over. Golf is like that. We feel the sensation of perfect body and soul in a golf shot, but then it is instantly extinguished as we remember the double bogey on the last hole. I wish the feeling would last forever. As I read this book, I sensed the same longing. I think what many of us are looking for is there, just past our conscious selves. When our bodies are quiet and our minds are still, the door opens for an instant. In that instant is an eternity that we simply cannot comprehend. As I write this review, I am looking at a picture of the Old Course at St. Andrews hanging on the wall of my den. I bought the picture many years ago because it looked like a great den picture. But now, after reading In Search of Burningbush, I think something else may have drawn me to that picture - a type of ¿connection¿ I am sure Don (the main character in the book) would say. Someday I hope to play the Old Course and discover, if only for an instant, the metaphysical connection explored so beautifully in this book.

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