Beyond the Fairway: Zen Lessons, Insights, and Inner Attitudes of Golf [NOOK Book]

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Beyond The Fairway is a guide for getting to the heart of golf and self by measuring a not by the score, but by the overall experience.  Going against conventional approaches to golf, disproving that a straight fairway drive is golf's ultimate thrill, golfer and author Jeff Wallach steers his cart into the rough and even dangerous terrain where golf becomes an adventure into the unknown, into the greater mysteries of life, love, friendship, endurance, being a son, and being a man. Each chapter presents ...
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Beyond the Fairway: Zen Lessons, Insights, and Inner Attitudes of Golf

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Overview

Beyond The Fairway is a guide for getting to the heart of golf and self by measuring a not by the score, but by the overall experience.  Going against conventional approaches to golf, disproving that a straight fairway drive is golf's ultimate thrill, golfer and author Jeff Wallach steers his cart into the rough and even dangerous terrain where golf becomes an adventure into the unknown, into the greater mysteries of life, love, friendship, endurance, being a son, and being a man. Each chapter presents the unique physical and spiritual challenges of exotic and exclusive courses around the world from Scotland, Africa, and Thailand to Oregon, Alaska, and Nepal.  The book gives an insider's often humorous, sometimes irreverent perspective on the sacred sites and rites of golf, and pros from around the world provide practical tips and insights into the game.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

In the tradition of the classic Golf in the Kingdom, this guide is for the intrepid golfer--both the weekend hack and the course champion--who wants to develop a new inner game to help his outer one.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307571984
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/21/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction: Beyond the Fairway ix
Part 1 Zen Perspectives from the Fairway: Old Doglegs, New Tricks
1 Well-Connected Golfing in Scotland 3
2 Samurai Golf School 21
3 Under the Covers: An Intimate Look at the Secret Life of Golf Balls 38
Part 2 On the Fringe: Transcendence and Visualization
4 Artless Art, the Great Doctrine, and the Toughest Par-Three Course in the World 59
5 Golfing the Heart of Darkness 76
6 Because the Night 96
7 A Winter's (Golf) Tale 108
8 Golfing to Extremes 124
Part 3 Into the Rough: Students, Masters, and Other Zen Golf Individualists
9 Fathers and Sons 145
10 Not-Golfing 158
11 Far East Meets Wild West 169
12 The Masters 183
13 Golf in the Empire (State) 200
Part 4 East of Beyond: Enlightenment at the Game's Unmanicured Outer Limits
14 Thai Score 219
15 Pilgrim's Progress: Golfing Nepal 234
16 High Places 248
Acknowledgments 258
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