A self improvement book using golf as a metaphor. Of course, you can understand the circumstances better if you are one. It is a book about the battle of self against self. It is about the process of the self emptying itself of self. The front nine (the first nine chapters) are more interesting. The back nine becomes, uuhh, a bit dull when it talks about spiritual stuff.
Key points include
- sometimes self restriction help: imagine a series of bunkers between 210-260 yards. Laying up helps you most of the time.
- in weakness, strength. Beware of your weakness, you will become stronger
- One hole a time -> one day a time. Sometimes one may blame himself. But every hole (everyday) is a brand new start.