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Lessons from the Golf Guru: Secrets, Strategies, and Stories for Golf and Life

Lessons from the Golf Guru: Secrets, Strategies, and Stories for Golf and Life

by Mike E Dowd


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How can knowing the secrets of Chinese Water Torture, looking for the Holy Grail, learning the mystery behind the Mulligan, and carrying a Hollywood Handicap help you play better golf? Why should you beware the Member's Bounce, play the hand your dealt, kill the big fish, and be a control freak if you want to learn to walk like a winner? And how do the trials of a small-town golf prodigy, a reluctant New York investment banker, a transient wanna-be mini tour player, a college baseball pitcher from Louisiana, and a retired architect from Charleston whose recently lost his wife all help us make sense of it all? These are questions you'll find the answers to in LESSONS FROM THE GOLF GURU - Secrets, Strategies, and Stories for Golf and Life; a book that boldly goes in search of those answers in places the first one never did. These are more than just lessons to help with the number you put on your scorecard, they're also stories that help us relate to those lessons in ways that go way beyond golf. Because golf really is more than just a game, it's also a way of life, and this book will help you get more out of both. Sound like a tall order for a collection of lessons and stories about a Royal and Ancient game? Maybe so, but ultimately these aren't just secrets, strategies, and stories for the game of golf. They are lessons for the game of life.

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ISBN-13: 9781539706649
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2016
Series: Lessons from the Golf Guru , #2
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Mike Dowd has been the Head PGA Professional at Oakdale Golf & Country Club in Oakdale, California, since 2001. He is currently serving his third term on the Northern California PGA Board of Directors and is the chairman of its Committee for the Growth of the Game. He has introduced thousands of people to the game of golf since turning professional in 1990 and has coached players who have played golf collegiately at the University of Washington, Hawaii, San Francisco, U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Davis, University of the Pacific, C.S.U. Sacramento, C.S.U. Stanislaus, C.S.U. Chico, Missouri Valley State, Dordt, and Whittier Colleges, as well as on both men's and ladies' professional tours.
Mike currently lives in Turlock, California, with his wife Julieanne and their two aspiring young LPGA stars, Isabella and Nicoletta. In Turlock, he is the past chairman of the City of Turlock's Parks & Recreation Commission, serves on the Turlock Community Theatre Board of Directors, and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock. In his spare time (what's that?) he enjoys playing golf with his girls, music, fishing, and following the foibles of the Sacramento Kings, the San Francisco 49ers, the San Francisco Giants, and, of course, the PGA Tour.
You can read more about other books and articles Mike has written, subscribe to his blog, get other book recommendations, and updates on future releases at You can get information on coaching, instruction programs, clinic schedules, and even book an appointment with Mike at

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