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Golf in the Kingdom

 
 
 
 
Golf in the Kingdom
Author: Michael J. Murphy
ISBN 13: 9780140195491
ISBN 10: 140195491
Edition: 25th Anniversary
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $16.00
 
 

When a young man en route to India stops in Scotland to play at the legendary Burningbush golf club, 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 backswing governed by "true gravity." A night of adventure and revelation follows, and leads to a glimpse of Seamus MacDuff, the holy man who haunts a ravine off Burningbush's thirteenth fairway - the one they call Lucifer's Rug.

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This book offers a view of golf in a more philosophical and even mystical light. This 25th-anniversary edition includes additional reflections by Murphy. Though golf is definitely a fanatic's game, half of this is written for laughs.