The Kingdom of Shivas Irons - Michael MurphyMainstream, 1998, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edge of DJ a little ruffled. Extensive previous owners inscription to ½-title page. A nice copy.
Golf in the Kingdom introduced Shivas Irons, the golf pro and philosopher with whom Murphy played a mythic round of golf on Scotland's most ancient and revered links. It was a round which profoundly altered his game and his vision. Shivas's ability to sink a hole in one by relying on what he called 'true gravity' made a profound impact on Murphy, and almost instantly the two men developed an intense shaman-student relationship. But Shivas's influence soon spread far beyond Michael Murphy. His insights about competition, life and how to harness the forces of true gravity, all instilled in him by his elusive mentor Seamus MacDuff, captured the imagination of students of the inner game of golf. 240pp. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)