Straight Down the Middle: Shivas Irons, Bagger Vance, and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Golf Swing [NOOK Book]

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Straight Down the Middle is a humorous and insightful account of journalist and former-18-handicap golfer Josh Karp's quest to achieve inner peace and improve his golf game—all through the art of Zen. Assisted by a quirky roster of excellent practitioners of esoteric, Eastern-fueled, nontraditional golf instruction, Karp embarks on a unique journey across the fairways of North America (and Scotland, of course!) that's as funny as it is illuminating. A golf story in the tradition of The Legend of Bagger Vance, ...
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Straight Down the Middle: Shivas Irons, Bagger Vance, and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Golf Swing

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Overview

Straight Down the Middle is a humorous and insightful account of journalist and former-18-handicap golfer Josh Karp's quest to achieve inner peace and improve his golf game—all through the art of Zen. Assisted by a quirky roster of excellent practitioners of esoteric, Eastern-fueled, nontraditional golf instruction, Karp embarks on a unique journey across the fairways of North America (and Scotland, of course!) that's as funny as it is illuminating. A golf story in the tradition of The Legend of Bagger Vance, Straight Down the Middle is a blend of helpful tips and hilarious memoir that's a must-read for golfers of all stripes and plaids.
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Editorial Reviews

Golf Tips Magazine
“The perfect antidote for anyone who’s ever read Golf in the Kingdom or Zen Golf and wondered what really goes on in the shrouded world of mystical golf.”—Golf Tips Magazine
Golf Blogger Review
“A very entertaining account of Josh Karp’s attempt to improve his golf game by reconnecting with his spiritual side. . . . I enjoyed the book immensely, and recommend it to everyone who loves the game.”—Golf Blogger Review
ChicagoDuffer.com
“Karp’s work is in a league of its own. . . . Without a doubt, Straight Down the Middle is a book worthy of any golfer’s attention.”—Adam Fonseca, Chicago Duffer
Golf.com
“‘What Is the Sound of One Club Swinging?’ Karp levitates the quest to a new extreme in this quirky memoir of his journey through Zen, meditation and a myriad of other methods—based in Eastern thought—all in hopes of coming out the other end a better golfer and a better man. Straight Down the Middle is thus, karmically, anything but.”—Golf
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452103549
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 7/22/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 338 KB

Meet the Author

Josh Karp first played golf in the 6th grade and became one of the worst players on very bad high school and college golf teams. Karp is a journalist and the author of A Futile and Stupid Gesture. He lives in Glencoe, Illinois, with his wife and four kids.
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  • Posted July 6, 2013

    Loved it!

    The writer is a seeker of golf insights and wisdom. I am also a seeker, but not terribly successful in the Find Dept. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would have loved to have some of the experiences he writes about. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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