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Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul, The 2nd Round: 101 More Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links
     

Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul, The 2nd Round: 101 More Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jeff Aubery, Mark Donnelly, Chrissy Donnelly
 

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Smelling freshly mowed grass on a perfectly manicured course. Making par. Watching Tiger, Nicklaus or your son nail an impossible shot. Partaking in after-game banter at the 19th hole. All of these things bring pure joy to golfing enthusiasts, and so will Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul: The 2nd Round, an uplifting and entertaining collection of stories that

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Smelling freshly mowed grass on a perfectly manicured course. Making par. Watching Tiger, Nicklaus or your son nail an impossible shot. Partaking in after-game banter at the 19th hole. All of these things bring pure joy to golfing enthusiasts, and so will Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul: The 2nd Round, an uplifting and entertaining collection of stories that celebrates the links and those who love them.

Whether you're a beginning hacker or a golfing ace, you know that there's more to this game than chasing a white ball. In one afternoon on the fairway, golf can remind you that often the greatest challenges you face are against yourself; it can provide you with a test of your integrity when a ball gets wedged under a tree root while your opponent isn't looking; and it can offer a chance to react with style or a scowl when you miss a "gimme." In that way, golf becomes a mirror reflecting life's triumphs and tribulations, teaching lessons that transcend the game and reveal the true nature of the human spirit.

Written by professional golfers, caddies and weekend duffers, Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul: The 2nd Round conveys what players have learned from and love most about the game: spending time with friends on your favorite course; seeing your short game improve after consistent practice; and bridging generations by helping the youngest member of your party address the ball while watching the oldest one hit a drive that's not as far as it was when he taught you how to swing a club.

In the spirit of this great sport comes a book for all those who love it -- or love it most of the time.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Wisdom That's Par for the Course Golfers with a taste for chicken soup will appreciate Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jeff Aubery and Mark and Chrissy Donnelly's Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul: The 2nd Round: More Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links. In the introduction, the authors explain how golf is like a mirror that "surrounds our every shot, decision and intention on the course, and reflects it back in perfect clarity." From there, chapters entitled "Going for the Green," "Out of the Rough" and "Golf Links a Family Together" discuss the reflective nature of the sport. These pieces are alternately funny, thoughtful and poignant. (May) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558749825
Publisher:
Health Communications, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/09/2002
Series:
Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Maybe I Need a Crystal Ball

Until I started playing golf, I thought that wine tasting had to be the most confusing thing I'd ever done. People with names like Higgins rambling on about residual sugar and tannin, describing each quarter-ounce sample in terms like "full-bodied, yet unpretentious." And I could never remember whether I was supposed to age it, chill it or drink it with fresh fish during a full moon. Just when I thought I was a genius for knowing the difference between a cabernet and cabaret, I went to the pro shop for golf balls.

"What kind?" the pro asked.

"I dunno, white, I guess.ö

He rubbed his hands together as he scanned the tri-level ball display. "Do you want a two-piece ball?" I though this was a joke, of course. "No," I said. "I like to start off with them whole. They'll break when I wallop them with my driver.ö

"Oh," he said without as much as a smile. "A big hitter. Then you want distance.ö

He handed me a shiny box with gold lettering. The price tag on the end was more than I'd paid for dinner for my wife and I the previous evening.

"These have computer-generated dimple patterns and use a complex two-piece injection molding system. They offer blistering distance.ö

"Perfect," I said. "Course I'll probably overshoot the green now on any hole less than four hundred yards.ö

He still didn't laugh. He just removed the box of balls from my hand and said, "Aahhh ... stopping power.ö

He slid another brightly colored box across

Meet the Author

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, have dedicated their lives to the personal and professional growth of others.

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, have dedicated their lives to the personal and professional growth of others.

Jeff Aubrey is an avid golfer who has been involved in the golfing industry for decades. He founded and is the president of Tornado Golf, a company that manufactures golf bags. He coauthored the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul with Mark and Chrissy Donnelly.

Mark and Chrissy have also coauthored several other New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup books including Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul, Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Father's Soul.

Mark and Chrissy have also coauthored several other New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup books including Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul, Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Father's Soul.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, California
Date of Birth:
August 19, 1944
Place of Birth:
Fort Worth, Texas
Education:
B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973
Website:
http://www.jackcanfield.com

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