The Guru of Golf: And Other Stories about the Game of Life

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-06-01
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc
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While to some chasing a small white ball across a vast field of grass may seem pointless, the game of golf has, for centuries, drawn everyone from the poor working class to the upper crust of society. There is something enchanting about the experience of golf that sets it apart from other sports. In this collection of 18 short stories,The Guru of Golfcelebrates perhaps one of the most widely popular of athletic pursuits.Thomas Mooreshows us how golf can be a perfect metaphor for life itself-endlessly mysterious, joyful, and captivating, yet at times unbearable. From the tee to the green, he intertwines modern and classical tales that illustrate the challenges players face-on and off the course. A game rife with strict rules on etiquette and both physically and mentally taxing, golf tests the body, mind, and spirit. Humorous and insightful,The Guru of Golfcaptures the range of emotions associated with its playersrs" ardent determination; searches for meaning behind quiet, solitary moments; and reveals the struggles that try our patience, as well as the victories that make the game-and life-worthwhile.

Author Biography

Best-selling author and psychotherapist Thomas Moore has written numerous books on spirituality, including Writing in the Sand, Soul Mates, Life at Work, and the New York Times bestseller Care of the Soul. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Moore has devoted his life to the study of theology, world religions, Jungian and archetypal psychology, the history of art, and world mythology. He currently lives in New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Holes in Onep. 1
Golfitisp. 15
The Affair of the Pitching Wedgep. 27
The Archeology of Golfp. 37
The Four Tailorsp. 49
The Golf Diamondp. 57
The Guru of Golfp. 69
The Man Who Hit Balls Highp. 81
The Golf Hotelp. 91
The Golf Lessonp. 101
The Lost Ballp. 111
Mystic Greenp. 119
The Opposite of Remorsep. 133
The Devil Plays a Roundp. 145
Cosmic Golfp. 159
Peace and Tranquilityp. 173
Married to Golfp. 193
The Zen of Golfp. 201
About the Authorp. 211
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