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Dream On: One Hack Golfer's Challenge to Break Par in a Year

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Meet John Richardson, a typical weekend golfer who enjoys the game but can’t break 100. But Richardson differs from the average 24-handicapper in one crucial way. He’s determined to break par within a year at the local golf course while working in a demanding full-time job and trying his best to remain a good husband and father. Famed Scottish golfer/commentator Sam Torrance advises John to “dream on” and PGA Tour pro Darren Clarke tells him that three years would be a more realistic time frame. Dream On is the ...
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Overview


Meet John Richardson, a typical weekend golfer who enjoys the game but can’t break 100. But Richardson differs from the average 24-handicapper in one crucial way. He’s determined to break par within a year at the local golf course while working in a demanding full-time job and trying his best to remain a good husband and father. Famed Scottish golfer/commentator Sam Torrance advises John to “dream on” and PGA Tour pro Darren Clarke tells him that three years would be a more realistic time frame. Dream On is the hilarious and inspiring story of how John achieved the seemingly impossible—from how the initial challenge took shape to that glorious day, less than one year later, when he broke par and played the best round of his life.
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Editorial Reviews

Irish Independent
“A great, heart-warming story . . . Read it and see how you can turn your golfing dreams into reality.”
GolfWorld
“Whether you are a golfer or not, John’s story is a lesson for life.”
Golf365.com
Dream On can inspire and motivate you to push yourself to set and achieve any goals you may have.”
Irish News
“For golfers [John's] achievement is already being marveled at and studiously picked over for any nugget of information that will help them improve. But whether you are a golfer or not, John's story is a lesson for life.”
Bill Ott - Booklist
“This account of one man’s triumph over a small, dimpled white ball will inspire hackers everywhere to set new goals for themselves.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616085988
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 571,755
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

John Richardson worked for more than fifteen years in the coffee bar and restaurant industry, at one time running the largest sandwich business in Ireland. A keen golfer, he lives with his wife and daughter in Bangor, Northern Ireland.
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Table of Contents

Prologue: 'Dream On' 1

An Idea and a Dream 4

Procrastination 12

We're Off! 20

A Taste of Reality 24

Telling the World 28

Obsession and Some Harsh Realities 37

Settling into a Rhythm 44

'Dick!' 51

The Relentless March of Technology 57

Three Control Rounds to Get My Handicap 66

Taking Stock 72

The Mental Game 82

Winter Closes In 88

Breakthrough Number Two 96

Fundamentals, Fundamentals, Fundamentals 101

The 'Harrington' Moment 106

A Virtual Boot Up the Ass 112

Martin Sheen and Guilt 120

Dreams Sometimes Have Repercussions 127

The Power of Possibilities 132

The Golfer's Thermostat 137

Knights in Shining Armour 143

The Week Off Work 154

The Final Stretch 164

Lobster and Champagne 172

Epilogue: What Was It All About? 180

Glossary 187

Acknowledgements 191

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