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December 27, 2007

Little Balls, Big Dreams

Every once and a while I get offers to read golf books and review them. Puts me in a kinda tough position. What if I think the book is crap? Do I write an honest review after being given a free copy of a book? Do I lie and say I liked it? Nope, I'd never do that. So as much as I enjoy reading I typically prefer to make the decision myself on what I'd like to read.

A couple of months ago James Wolfe emailed me about reading and reviewing his book: Little Balls, Big Dreams

At first I was like, thanks but no thanks. Then I read the title of the book again and thought with a title like that, why not.

Here are my thoughts: Would I put it in the same league as The Da Vinci Code, of course not. Would I recommend this book to any avid golfer - you betcha! This little book (it's around 167 pages) is a pleasant quick read. It's filled with so many golf cliches, terms and phrases I almost forgot some of the lingo existed. If you're a golf fanatic or you've got a buddy that is, you'll really enjoy Little Balls. Worst case scenario, you put it on a coffee table, the title alone makes for great conversation. Heck, it could be a book on a guy trying to get into porn.

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Here's an excerpt from the email I got from James about the book:

It’s a tale about a middle-aged family man, Matt True, whose childhood dream and adult fantasy was playing professional golf on the PGA Tour. One day the unimaginable happened. Matt sank a hole-in-one that inexplicably catapulted his skills from that of an eleven handicap player to a level rivaling the best golfers in the world.

Little Balls, Big Dreams is the story of how an average middle-aged guy manages the raw talent of a superstar. The pressure of big-time competition and glare of the spotlight. The disruption to his family and cushy lifestyle. The hard work of converting raw talent into achievement. Of enduring the colossal stress test of the PGA qualifying school. Of scrutinizing his own beliefs and priorities.
This is a love story. Love of golf, of family, of life.

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Here are a few of the interesting Golf Tips you'll find in this book:

-80% of golf luck is bad.

-Know your limitations. If you can’t hit a shot, don’t.

-You’re as good as you think you are. Or at least the downside of this maxim is on the money. If you think you’re a loser, you’re a loser. On a golf course or anywhere else.

-Don’t sweat the small stuff. All things considered, the shanks, yips, ducks hooks are pretty small potatoes in the big scheme of things. Don’t sweat the big stuff, either. Because it simply doesn’t matter. At least not as much as you think it does.

-Let it all hang out. Express your emotions, while managing them. Experience the ups and downs, understanding that they will affect the next shot. A good shot not only increases your confidence and expectations, a good thing, but also your heart rate, a not so good thing. A bad shot can make you angry and frustrated, a bad thing, but part of living. And it can destroy your confidence. Feel and express your emotions then haul them back under control before the next shot.

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