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Golf in the kingdom

M. Murphy

Golf in the kingdom

by M. Murphy

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Published by Viking Press .
Written in English


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Statementby M. Murphy.
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Open LibraryOL20783696M

His novel, Golf in the Kingdom, has been in constant publication since its release and has become one of the best selling golf books of all time. In it spawned The Shivas Irons Society, a (c)3 organization to explore the transformational potential of sport, of . Since its first publication, Golf in the Kingdom has been recognized as a classic work on the deeper mysteries of golf&#;a gospel of those who suspect, or know, that golf is more than a mere pastime.A young man en route to India stops in Scotland to play at the legendary Burningbush golf club and in twenty-four hours, his life is Size: KB.

British Golf Links: A Short Account of the Leading Golf Links in the United Kingdom Hutchinson, Horace G. Published by J. S. Virtue, London, UK ().   Directed by Susan Streitfeld. With David O'Hara, Malcolm McDowell, Mason Gamble, Frances Fisher. The year is American philosophy student Michael is traveling en route to India when he decides to stop at Links of Burningbush in Scotland for one last round of golf before giving up the game for good/10(79).

  Golf may be the world’s dullest spectator sport, not counting soccer: it takes a long time for not much to happen. By that standard, “Golf in the Kingdom” captures the game perfectly. Get this from a library! Golf in the Kingdom. [Michael Murphy] -- In this fictional exploration of the mysticism of golf, a young man en route to India stops in Scotland and meets a golf coach/shaman named Shivas Irons, from whom he learns the sport's transcendent.


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Instantly hailed as a classic, Golf in the Kingdom is an altogether unique confluence of fiction, philosophy, myth, mysticism, enchantment, and golf instruction.

The central character is a wily Scotsman named Shivas Irons, a golf professional by vocation and a shaman by design, whom Murphy, as participant in his own novel, meets in on the links of Burningbush, in by: His bestselling book Golf in the Kingdom () inspired the creation of the Shivas Irons Society, a nonprofit group dedicated to finding beauty and discovery through the game of golf, and has recently been adapted into a movie/5.

Since its first publication, Golf in the Kingdom has been recognized as a classic work on the deeper mysteries of golf—a gospel of those who suspect, or know, that golf is more than a mere pastime.A young man en route to India stops in Scotland to play at the legendary Burningbush golf club and in twenty-four hours, his life is transformed/5(12).

His bestselling book Golf in the Kingdom () inspired the creation of the Shivas Irons Society, a nonprofit group dedicated to finding beauty and discovery through the game of golf, and has recently been adapted into a movie starring Malcolm McDowell ()/5().

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At its center is the charming guru of the Scottish links, Shivas Irons, whose instruction is as pertinent in life as it is on the course. After a long wait, this shamanic golf pro reappeared for the follow-up novel, The Kingdom of Shivas Irons, also available from BDD Audio/5().

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At its center is the charming guru of the Scottish links, Shivas Irons, whose instruction is as pertinent in life as it is on the course. After a long wait, this shamanic golf pro reappeared for the follow-up novel, The Kingdom of Shivas Irons, also available from BDD Audio.

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