Golf in the Kingdom

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Arkana, 1972 - Golf - 203 pages
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While on his way to India, Michael Murphy, founder of the Esalen Institute, stopped in Scotland to play a round of golf at the famous Burningbush course. There he met Shivas Irons, golf pro and mystic, and in a single day and night he had his life -- and his game -- transformed. In the two decades since it was first published, Golf in the Kingdom has been recognized as a classic on the deeper mysteries of golf, a gospel for those who suspect, or know, that golf is more than a mere pastime.

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User Review  - pamplemousse - LibraryThing

Proof that you can never go back. I read this over twenty years ago, and thought it was brilliant, "it changed my life", etc. This time round, I found it trite and badly written. Ah well, I guess reading has as much to do with the reader as with the book. Read full review

Golf in the Kingdom

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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. Read full review



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Michael Murphy, a Chartered Financial Analyst, has followed technology stocks for over 30 years. He founded and edits the California Technology Stock Letter, a nationally-known investment advisory newsletter specializing in electronics and medical technology stocks. He is the Chief Investment Officer of Murphy Investment Management, a registered investment adviser managing the Murphy New World no-load technology mutual funds. He authored the best-selling business book, Every Investor's Guide to High-Tech Stocks and Mutual Funds. He set the world land speed record for Class I/E electric cars on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and works and lives in Half Moon Bay, California. Marc Robinson is co-founder of Internet-based, a personal finance resource for corporations, universities, credit unions, and other institutions interested in helping their constituents make intelligent decisions about their financial lives. He wrote the original The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money and Markets, created The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Personal Finance, co-published a personal finance series with Time Life Books, and wrote a children's book about onomatopoeia in different languages. In his two decades in the financial service industry, Marc has provided marketing consulting to many top Wall Street firms. He is admitted to practice law in New York State.

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