David L. Cook – Zondervan – 2009 – ISBN: 978-0-310-32842-1
I am not a golfer. When someone asks me if I play, I often answer that I hit 90…. (pause) in 9 holes… That normally elicits a laugh and gets me off the hook. I wish I enjoyed it more. It might help with stress but from what I know of golfers that may be too optimistic.
So when a friend gave me this book, I have to admit I did not jump for joy. I thought I would read it but work as hard I could to not remember it. Rarely do I meet a book that I don’t like but I prepared for that with this one.
I could not have been more wrong. This book tells the story of a man at the end of himself ( I can relate). An unnamed pro player, who after a meltdown, finds himself in a little town called Utopia. I find it funny that Utopia lies 60 miles west of San Antonio.
The pro goes to a driving range and golf course that resembles a walk through the woods more than related to golf. Through a unique set of lessons, the owner, Johnny, walks the pro through a path that will allow him to realize his life can accomplish more than just winning a trophy or a tournament. He can be a winner at life. The book spends 9 chapters of dealing with basic execution before it attempts to relate the spiritual back to God.
David Cook does a great job of making this book accessible to non-athlete (me) as well as the avid golfer who would understand all the shots mentioned. This book rocks and should be read by anyone who finds their life in crisis.
So David P… Thanks for the challenge man! You rock! See below for your dedication of this post.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from David Purinton. He is a great friend and gave me this book to challenge me and help me grow.