The Fine Green Line: My Year of Golf Adventure on the Pro-Golf Mini-Tours [NOOK Book]

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What happens when a man leaves home for a year to pursue his dream?

One day, playing a particularly spectacular round of golf, husband and father John Paul Newport suddenly tastes what it's like to be a pro. Deciding to take a year off and hit the road playing golf's mini-tour circuit, Newport embarks on a wild trip through America's fairways. Over the course of his journey inside the somewhat shady, often hilarious underbelly of professional ...
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The Fine Green Line: My Year of Golf Adventure on the Pro-Golf Mini-Tours

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Overview

What happens when a man leaves home for a year to pursue his dream?

One day, playing a particularly spectacular round of golf, husband and father John Paul Newport suddenly tastes what it's like to be a pro. Deciding to take a year off and hit the road playing golf's mini-tour circuit, Newport embarks on a wild trip through America's fairways. Over the course of his journey inside the somewhat shady, often hilarious underbelly of professional golf, he uncovers a world of people so totally addicted to golf, to the delusion of achievable perfection, that they sacrifice everything else to the quest. He also discovers the nature of his own obsession with the game, and how this constant pursuit of perfection on the golf course reflects the same challenges and frustrations one encounters in life. What does it take to master such an intricate, unpredictable game? In golf, as in life, why is one so consistently incapable of acting up to one's clearly established potential?

As Newport struggles to cross that Fine Green Line--the infinitely subtle yet critical difference between the top golf professionals and those who never quite make it--he realizes that life, like golf, doesn't let you get away with anything. This is a story about letting go of fear, facing challenges, and embracing risks--a compelling personal journey that captures many of the frustrations and elations of midlife both on and off the course.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780767908955
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/20/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: File Size: 1.1MB
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 314,010
  • File size: 423 KB

Meet the Author

John Paul Newport is a contributing editor for Maximum Golf and has also written for Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, Golf, Golf Digest, Fortune, and numerous other magazines. He lives with his wife and daughter in Nyack, New York.


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  • Posted March 8, 2011

    Very well written

    If you are a golfer you find it very entertaining!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2002

    a good read

    You will think of this book each time you tee off. It really crytallizes the fact that golf imparts the same ambitions and emotions to duffers and lights-out-players alike. Your frustrations and the triumphs are more similar to a pro (like Tiger Woods for example) than you think. (Its your game and your wallet have nothing in common with him). I recommend this book to all weekend warriors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2001

    A must read for serious golfers

    This book was fabulous. This guy's adventures on the mini-tours were so real, so funny, and so insightful, just a must read.

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    Posted January 14, 2011

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