Beyond the Fairway: Zen Lessons, Insights, and Inner Attitudes of Golf

Beyond the Fairway: Zen Lessons, Insights, and Inner Attitudes of Golf

by Jeff Wallach

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Beyond the Fairway: Zen Lessons, Insights, and Inner Attitudes of Golf by Jeff Wallach

Beyond The Fairway is a guide for getting to the heart of golf and self by measuring a not by the score, but by the overall experience.  Going against conventional approaches to golf, disproving that a straight fairway drive is golf's ultimate thrill, golfer and author Jeff Wallach steers his cart into the rough and even dangerous terrain where golf becomes an adventure into the unknown, into the greater mysteries of life, love, friendship, endurance, being a son, and being a man. Each chapter presents the unique physical and spiritual challenges of exotic and exclusive courses around the world from Scotland, Africa, and Thailand to Oregon, Alaska, and Nepal.  The book gives an insider's often humorous, sometimes irreverent perspective on the sacred sites and rites of golf, and pros from around the world provide practical tips and insights into the game.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307571984
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/21/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction: Beyond the Fairwayix
Part 1Zen Perspectives from the Fairway: Old Doglegs, New Tricks
1Well-Connected Golfing in Scotland3
2Samurai Golf School21
3Under the Covers: An Intimate Look at the Secret Life of Golf Balls38
Part 2On the Fringe: Transcendence and Visualization
4Artless Art, the Great Doctrine, and the Toughest Par-Three Course in the World59
5Golfing the Heart of Darkness76
6Because the Night96
7A Winter's (Golf) Tale108
8Golfing to Extremes124
Part 3Into the Rough: Students, Masters, and Other Zen Golf Individualists
9Fathers and Sons145
10Not-Golfing158
11Far East Meets Wild West169
12The Masters183
13Golf in the Empire (State)200
Part 4East of Beyond: Enlightenment at the Game's Unmanicured Outer Limits
14Thai Score219
15Pilgrim's Progress: Golfing Nepal234
16High Places248
Acknowledgments258

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