Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Golf In Utopia

If you really want to read a good book about the psychology of golf, don't bother reading "Seven Days in Utopia: Golf's Sacred Journey."     Early in the book the author, David L. Cook, does a pretty good job of describing his philosophy SFT (see it, feel it, and trust it), but he turns super religious for the last third of the book. 

The book tells a story about a down on his luck professional golfer who lands in a small town named Utopia after one of his worst golf failures.  He discovers an elderly owner of a run down golf course who knows more about golf and life than any dozen psychologist.  On the seventh day, he convinces the professional golfer that his real problem is he hasn't accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and guiding light.

It is pure hokey melodrama the rest of the way.  You don't even learn the ending of the story.  Instead you're directed to the author's web page where he tries to convince you to buy bundles of his book to distribute at your next golf outing.

Believe it or not, this book will soon be on the silver screen.  I usually find that the movie is not as good as the book.  This time that will be hard to accomplish.  When I am King, if a golfer wants to learn more about golf psychology, I'll advise him to read Dr. Bob Rotella's book "Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect."  His philosophy doesn't require you to be a Christian to play better golf.

1 comment:

  1. When I wrote a review about this book on Amazon.com, I received the following comment .....Why would anyone be "offended" by reading about being born again and accepting Jesus Christ as your savior. How weak are you? Your religion of liberalism perpetuates your weakness. Man up!