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How did Jack Nicklaus become a legend?

Nicklaus's life is one of extraordinary achievement: Not only did Jack Nicklaus win eighteen PGA Tour Majors, and eight Senior PGA Tour Majors during his one hundred victories worldwide, but he also gained fame as a golf course designer and goodwill ambassador.

Internationally acclaimed speaker and specialist medical practitioner Dr. John Tickell was one of millions in awe of the achievements of Jack ...

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Overview

How did Jack Nicklaus become a legend?

Nicklaus's life is one of extraordinary achievement: Not only did Jack Nicklaus win eighteen PGA Tour Majors, and eight Senior PGA Tour Majors during his one hundred victories worldwide, but he also gained fame as a golf course designer and goodwill ambassador.

Internationally acclaimed speaker and specialist medical practitioner Dr. John Tickell was one of millions in awe of the achievements of Jack Nicklaus. He wanted to know the secrets of the great man's enormous success in golf and life. When Dr. Tickell met Jack Nicklaus, he was given many insights into both the physical and mental demands of Nickalus's accomplishments. In this book Dr. Tickell interviews Jack Nicklaus about his remarable success and illustrates the how and the why of that success.

Dr. Tickell asked Jack Nicklaus to help him design a golf course. They combined their talents to build a championship course at the Heritage Golf and Country Club in Melbourne, Australia. During their time together, Nicklaus shared with Dr. Tickell the Four Principles of Greatness and other pointers to success. They spent many hours together discussing life and golf, golf and life, and now share with you those lessons on how to become a better golfer and, more important, a better human being.

This book presents seventy-two lessons on golf and life from a man who has consistently reached the top of the mountain in all aspects of life. It will motivate and uplift you—and quite possibly shave a few strokes off your game as well.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780312322427
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/8/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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Jack Nicklaus is widely considered the best golfer the game has ever seen. He has been a consistent winner as an amateur, a pro, and a senior. He lives with his wife, Barbara, in North Palm Beach, Florida. Visit his Web site at www.nicklaus.com.

John Tickell, M.D., is an international course corporate and conference speaker, who specializes in health, stress management, and how to balance the priorities in life. Visit his Web site at www.drjohntickell.com.

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Table of Contents

A Meeting of Minds
Preamble
1 Getting Smarter 1
2 The Four Aces 12
3 Principles and Money 17
4 Life 31
5 In Control 33
6 The First Skill 37
7 Just Keep Moving 46
8 Pressure 52
9 The Champion Rules 56
10 Food, Glorious Food 69
11 Ice Cream 78
12 The Numbers Game 85
13 Do You Really Want to Improve Your Golf? 101
14 Advice 113
15 Back to the Future 117
16 Energy 124
17 Listening and Learning 129
18 How to Turn Stress into Success 142
19 Where Am I Going? 151
20 How Old Are You Really 159
21 The Ten Secrets of Long-Living People 166
22 The First Win 170
23 The Next Century 175
24 Just for the Record 185
25 The Greatest Game 190
26 The Heat of the Battle 197
27 Last Page 199
Postscript: How I Met Jack Nicklaus 201
Further Information 205
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