By Tom Coyne
'think country-club hospital meets military Seals education. i'm going to pay any cost, undergo any burden, go away my domestic to stick to the seasons, construct my very own swing studio within the basement, build a tradition eco-friendly in my yard. . . . every little thing the massive boys have entry to, i would like double.? Like so much novice golfers, Tom Coyne had frequently questioned even if the professionals received simply because they have been extra gifted or simply because they have been extra obsessed. obese and confused by means of a 14 handicap, he made up our minds to determine for himself what it takes to play like a pro.
Charting his journey?which incorporated hiring most sensible golfing authorities similar to Dr. Jim Suttie?Paper Tiger takes readers from the Michelob event (a win for Tom) to the Australian travel, the place forty-mile-per-hour winds and a using rain scare off his eastern companions. With every one bankruptcy, he tracks his weight along his handicap, pursuing his dream with a reckless abandon that involves contain hardcore diets, dear expertise, even psychologists. With echoes of Dead good Perfect and Who's Your Caddy? Tom brings his uniquely edgy, deeply human point of view to a online game which can concurrently carry out the simplest and the worst in every body who attempts to grasp it.
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