Golf In The Kingdom
ISBN: 0140194509
EAN13: 9780140194500
Language: English
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 7.7" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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.for golf's soul surfers, Golf in the Kingdom is holy scripture. -- Golf

A spiritual journey, a lush travelogue, a parable of sports and philosophy--John Updike called this unique novel a golf classic if any exists in our day.

Since its first publication, Golf in the Kingdom has been recognized as a classic work on the deeper mysteries of golf--a gospel of those who suspect, or know, that golf is more than a mere pastime.A young man en route to India stops in Scotland to play at the legendary Burningbush golf club and in twenty-four hours, his life is transformed. Paired with a mysterious teacher named Shivas Irons, he is led through a round of phenomenal golf, swept into a world where extraordinary powers are unleashed in a a backswing governed by true gravity. A night of adventure and revelation follow, and lead to a glimpse of Seamus MacDuff, the holy man who haunts a ravine off Burningbush's thirteenth fairway--one they call Lucifer's Rug.Murphy's account reveals the possibilities for transcendence that resides in the human soul, and through mystic-philosopher Shivas Irons, the reader, like Murphy, becomes drawn into new worlds by this ancient and haunting game.

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5
   As it should be
The product was quickly delivered and arrived in exactly the condition described. The book did not have markings or bent corners and the binding was in fine shape. Would purchase again from.
 
2
   Don't get the hype
Recommended in the space of 48 hours by two different golf partners... Don 't understand the cult following this book generated.
 
2
   Double bogey
My son, who is an avid golfer, convinced me to read this book, I just bogged through about one third.
 
5
   Golf in the Kingdom
A mystical story of the classical aspects of golf. My first read and enjoyed it as much as the second time.
 
5
   One Happy Customer
The service was provided as advertised - it arrived even before the time and in the exact condition that the supplier promised.
 
3
   Slow play
Murphy tees the promise of a good story, but too much metaphorical spin sliced the premise into the weeds.
 
5
   If you’re a golfer and a thinker read this
All golfers have heard that it varies from x% to 90% between the ears, with x's ranging from 50% to 90%. This story takes that idea to a new level, so credibly as to make one wonder what parts are fact and what fiction... goessh, is ANY of it fiction?
 
5
   Golf as spiritual and personal growth practice
The sport of golf gets an examination from the founder of the world-renowned co-founder of the Esalen Institute. Murphy is set on a fictional course in Scotland, and based the book on his personal experiences and interests in the Indian guru, Aurobindo.
 
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   Golf is a deeply spiritual game, full of lessons ...
This book scratches the surface only. Friends kept recommending the book to me, but they don't play golf, so it may have been profoundly important to them that it is not the sport they have judged it to be.
 
5
   Part 2 is a bit outside the box but still good. We should all have a bit of Shivas ...
A contemporary book that every serious golfer should read. Part 2 is a bit outside the box set, but still good. In our hearts we should all have a piece of Shiva's irons.
 
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