3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 3 November 1997
I love my son, I love to read, and I love the game of golf. I found that Shanley articulated much about my love for all three. It was as if he had read my mind and put my thoughts and joys on paper. Then I realized that he was describing a common heritage which men that love golf share, a legacy we want our sons and their sons to know intimately. If golf constantly frustrates you, if you never find contentment on the links, if you never think how analogous golf is to life then this book is not for you. On the other hand if you derive joy, peace, and the wonder of God's creation during a stroll across the links; and often reflect about the seriousness of fatherhood and the great truths you must urgently convey to your son then this book will capture your heart, mind, and spirit. I don't suppose there are many golf books that Jack Nicklaus and other pros of his stature can benefit from but here is one. This is the best book on golf I've ever read and I didn't learn a thing that my heart didn't alre
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 November 1997
A deceptively simple beginning, the desire a father has to teach his two sons how to play golf, turns into a powerfully moving story told with eloquence, humor, and humility. If you are a parent or a child, and/or you love golf, this is a book that shouldn't be missed.