About the Book

Read any chapter of A Beautiful Friendship: The Joy of Chasing Bogey Golf , and discover how natural it is to think of the game of golf not as what Twain calls "a good walk spoiled," but what Fitzpatrick calls "a hard distance traveled well."

It's fitting that A Beautiful Friendship: The Joy of Chasing Bogey Golf leans on the Tao Te Ching as much as on Ben Hogan's Five Lessons; the whole book is counterintuitive, like playing on the green grass of Lester Park Golf Course constantly mindful of the blue water of Lake Superior.

A Beautiful Friendship: The Joy of Chasing Bogey Golf brings the sparkle of Lake Superior and the hard-earned green embrace of Lester Park Golf Course to massage your love-hate relationship with golf.

When you get both Schintz and Shakespeare, both Morrison and Mickelson, in one book about golf, you know you're going to get your money's worth. A Beautiful Friendship: The Joy of Chasing Bogey Golf bubbles over with hard lessons learned in the easy susurrant splendor of a northern Minnesota golf course.