Have you ever wondered what the elite coaches read each month?
This month: Golf’s Sacred Journey by David L. Cook, Ph.D.
My friend, Dr. Paul Schempp, at the Sport Instruction Research Laboratory at the University of Georgia, recently polled the top expert coaches in their sport and asked them to send in the most influential reads in their lives. This list is amazing and with each blog I will personally share with you a book from the shelf of the great coaches and teachers of all time.
Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia
by David L. Cook, Ph.D. Published by Zondervan, 2006.
You never really know when you might meet someone who will change your life. Golf’s Sacred Journey
is a story about a “chance” meeting between a fictitious golf professional and his unorthodox mentor. As the story unfolds, we, along with the pro, learn lessons about golf and life that we never expected to learn in places we never expected to learn them. Many have picked up Golf’s Sacred Journey looking for the secret to a better game but instead found the secret to a meaningful life.
About the Author
Author, speaker, entrepreneur, and performance psychologist are the roles Dr. David L. Cook has assumed over the past two decades. His clients have included NBA World Champions, National Collegiate Champions, PGA Tour Champions, Olympians, and many Fortune 500 companies. His articles have been featured in Golf Magazine, Golf Illustrated, and Golf Tips. David is a Baylor University graduate and received a PhD in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Virginia. He and his wife, Karen have been married for over 29 years, have two daughters, and live in Fredericksburg, Texas.
“I personally couldn’t put this book down. Golf’s Sacred Journey gives you many great insights and a different perspective to the game of golf and then finishes with truth about life.” –Aaron Baddeley, PGA Tour Winner
“Read it. Devour it. Keep it as a reference book. You’ll be glad you did. Golf’s Sacred Journey is a remarkable and encouraging story with an entirely different approach on how to excel in your golf game.” –Zig Ziglar
“This book floored me. It reminded me of the many discussions David and I had during my last 7 years in the NBA. This book is full of wisdom that will enhance your game and I believe it just may change your life. –David Robinson, NBA MVP, 2-Time World Champion
“All golfers should read Golf’s Sacred Journey. It is a book that will change the way you think and the way you live.” –Tom Lehman, PGA Tour Player, British Open Winner