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Summary

Gary Player's Black Book contains 50 questions and detailed responses from 18-time major winner Gary Player. The book, divided into three parts, focuses on specific scenarios and problems that arise in golf, life, and business. In the first section on golf, topics include putting, scoring, etiquette, the mental side of the game, and fitness and nutrition. In the section on life, Player, the father of six and grandfather to 22, addresses issues such as parenting, who to turn to when in need of advice, and more. Finally, in the section on business, he details how to deal with competition, among other topics. Player responds to questions such as:

  • Golf: How do I play a bunker shot from a plugged lie?
  • Life: I feel like I've lost the passion for what I do. How do I get that back?
  • Business: When people criticize my work, I take it very personally. How do you handle criticism?

Player draws from both on- and off-the-course experiences dealing with competitors, businesspeople, and family. In doing so he offers a unique glimpse into handling adversity with regard to these relationships. The advice that he offers is invaluable to fans of all ages.

©2017 Black Knight International; foreword copyright 2017 by Lee Trevino (P)2017 Tantor

Critic reviews

"Consider the Black Book the latest distillation of Player's most evolved and battle-tested ideas about the game he has never stopped trying to figure out, an authoritative and privileged window into what championship golf takes." ( Golf Digest)

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