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Golf & life
Nicklaus, Jack.
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First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
xv, 203 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Melbourne, Vic. : Crown Content, c2002.
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How did Jack Nicklaus become a legend?
Nicklaus's life is one of extraordinary achievement: Not only did Jack Nicklaus win eighteen PGA Tour Majors, and eight Senior PGA Tour Majors during his one hundred victories worldwide, but he also gained fame as a golf course designer and goodwill ambassador.
Internationally acclaimed speaker and specialist medical practitioner Dr. John Tickell was one of millions in awe of the achievements of Jack Nicklaus. He wanted to know the secrets of the great man's enormous success in golf and life. When Dr. Tickell met Jack Nicklaus, he was given many insights into both the physical and mental demands of Nickalus's accomplishments. In this book Dr. Tickell interviews Jack Nicklaus about his remarable success and illustrates the "how" and the "why" of that success.
Dr. Tickell asked Jack Nicklaus to help him design a golf course. They combined their talents to build a championship course at the Heritage Golf and Country Club in Melbourne, Australia. During their time together, Nicklaus shared with Dr. Tickell the Four Principles of Greatness and other pointers to success. They spent many hours together discussing life and golf, golf and life, and now share with you those lessons on how to become a better golfer and, more important, a better human being.
This book presents seventy-two lessons on golf and life from a man who has consistently reached the top of the mountain in all aspects of life. It will motivate and uplift you--and quite possibly shave a few strokes off your game as well.

Author Notes

Jack Nicklaus was born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio. He began playing golf at the age of 10, and at the age of 16 he won his first major tournament, the Ohio Open. His next important victory came in 1959 when he won the U.S. Amateur Championship. Two years later, in 1961, he won the U.S. Amateur title again and captured the NCAA championship while playing for Ohio State University. From 1959 through 1961 Nicklaus won all but one of the 30 amateur tournaments he entered.

Nicklaus turned professional in 1962 and won three tournaments that year. The victories included his first major professional title, the 1962 U.S. Open, which he won in a playoff against popular American golfer Arnold Palmer, which created a rivalry between the two players that lasted through the 60s.

During his professional career Nicklaus won six Masters tournaments, the most by any player in the competition's history. His 1986 win at the age of 46 made Nicklaus the oldest Masters winner in history. He also won five PGA championships, three more U.S. Open titles, and three British Open titles. He was named the PGA's player of the year five times, and won the PGA's Golfer of the Century award in 1988.

Nicklaus joined the Senior tour in 1990 and has won a number of major events, including the United States Senior Open in 1991 and 1993. Throughout his career he has designed many noted golf courses, and in 1993, Golf World Magazine named him architect of the year. That same year Golf Digest recognized ten of the courses Nicklaus designed on its list of the 100 best golf courses in America. His autobiography, Jack Nicklaus: My Story, appeared in 1997.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

A Meeting of Mindsp. xi
Preamblep. xiii
1. Getting Smarterp. 1
2. The Four Acesp. 12
3. Principles and Moneyp. 17
4. Lifep. 31
5. In Controlp. 33
6. The First Skillp. 37
7. Just Keep Movingp. 46
8. Pressurep. 52
9. The Champion Rulesp. 56
10. Food, Glorious Foodp. 69
11. Ice Creamp. 78
12. The Numbers Gamep. 85
13. Do You Really Want to Improve Your Golf?p. 101
14. Advicep. 113
15. Back to the Futurep. 117
16. Energyp. 124
17. Listening and Learningp. 129
18. How to Turn Stress into Successp. 142
19. Where Am I Going?p. 151
20. How Old Are You Really?p. 159
21. The Ten Secrets of Long-Living Peoplep. 166
22. The First Winp. 170
23. The Next Centuryp. 175
24. Just for the Recordp. 185
25. The Greatest Gamep. 190
26. The Heat of the Battlep. 197
27. Last Pagep. 199
Postscript: How I Met Jack Nicklausp. 201
Further Informationp. 205