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Golfs Three Noble Truths: The Fine Art of Playing Awake
Golfs Three Noble Truths: The Fine Art of Playing Awake James L. Ragonnet 1577315804 9781577315803 In describing the need for this book, English professor James Ragonnet relates a story very similar to his own, about how people pl
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Golfs Three Noble Truths: The Fine Art of Playing Awake by James L. Ragonnet

In describing the need for this book, English professor James Ragonnet relates a story very similar to his own, about how people play golf for their entire lives without improving. Ragonnets friend Chuck has been the handicap chairman of his golf league for 33 years. Over these years, the handicaps of all the league members, more than eighty golfers, remained essentially unchanged. In sum, in 33 years, these golfers did not improve at all. Can you imagine, Ragonnet writes, a bunch of people continually and avidly doing an activity....for over three decades and never improving!? Its an outlandish situation. My book says to golfers, Okay, thats it. Wake up and pay attention to what youre doing out there. Otherwise you wont grow. Many books describe golf as a mental game, one that relies on overcoming your psychological blocks to succeed. In this entertaining book of short lessons, Ragonnet takes that argument a step further, demonstrating that to excel at golf, one must recognize that the game follows universal spiritual truths that apply both to golf and to life. To summarize these truths, Ragonnet adapts the Buddhas Four Noble Truths, which serve as the underpinning of Buddhism, into Golfs Three Noble Truths. Ragonnet transforms these lofty goals into eminently practical lessons with stories, examples, and even instruction. As Thomas Moore writes in his afterword to Golfs Three Noble Truths, Non-golfers sometimes ask: What drives grown men and women to hit a little ball, chase it, and go into tantrums if they dont hit it into a hole in the ground? I suspect that the meaning of life might be hidden in the answer to that question.

Author: James L. Ragonnet

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 196

Publisher: New World Library

Publication Date: 2007-03-23

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