Michael Murphy's Golf in the Kingdom is one of the bestselling golf books of all time and has been hailed as "a golf classic if any exists in our day" (John Updike) and "a masterpiece on the mysticism of golf" (San Francisco Chronicle). Golf in the Kingdom introduced Shivas Irons, the mysterious golf pro and philosopher with whom Murphy played a mythic round of golf on Scotland's Burningbush links, a round that profoundly altered his game--and his vision.
The Kingdom of Shivas Irons is the enchanting story of Murphy's return to Scotland in search of Shivas Irons and his wisdom about golf and human potential. Murphy's quest takes him from the mystical golf courses of Scotland, across the world to the first Russian Open Golf Championship, and finally to Pebble Beach on the California Coast. The result is a delightful exploration of the inner game of golf and a provocative inquiry into our remarkable possibilities for growth and transformation.
About the Author
Michael Murphy, a Chartered Financial Analyst, has followed technology stocks for over 30 years. He founded and edits the California Technology Stock Letter, a nationally-known investment advisory newsletter specializing in electronics and medical technology stocks. He is the Chief Investment Officer of Murphy Investment Management, a registered investment adviser managing the Murphy New World no-load technology mutual funds. He authored the best-selling business book, Every Investor's Guide to High-Tech Stocks and Mutual Funds. He set the world land speed record for Class I/E electric cars on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and works and lives in Half Moon Bay, California. Marc Robinson is co-founder of Internet-based moneytours.com, a personal finance resource for corporations, universities, credit unions, and other institutions interested in helping their constituents make intelligent decisions about their financial lives. He wrote the original The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money and Markets, created The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Personal Finance, co-published a personal finance series with Time Life Books, and wrote a children's book about onomatopoeia in different languages. In his two decades in the financial service industry, Marc has provided marketing consulting to many top Wall Street firms. He is admitted to practice law in New York State.
The long-awaited sequel to the classic tale of sport and mysticism, Golf in the Kingdom.
"Michael Murphy has achieved a rare feat; he has penned a sequel that not only amplifies and extends his earlier masterpiece but creates a new vision of future possibility."
--James Redfield, author of The Celestine Prophecy
"The Kingdom of Shivas Irons takes you on a quest of altered states. It will catch your imagination and proffer the questions of golf and soul."