Golf, The Preeminent Microcosm of Life
For decades, golf has been described as the quintessential microcosm of life. The potency of this claim was supported by one of the world's greatest players, Tiger Woods, in an interview on the Oprah show, where he shared his belief that the lessons of golf are useful for producing a quality life, and noble character. In 'Eighteen Wholes' Clayton Dunham provides a dramatic examination of this worn golf truism through artful juxtapositions of life's trials and tribulations to applicable golfing principles. Through an exhilarating story of romance, mystery, tragedy, and competition on the links, Dunham manages to draw on golfing principles in a powerful way to examine many of the mysteries of life and effective principles for dealing with marriage, infidelity, trust, corporate politics, and human fallibility. In Dunham's hands, competitions on lush fairways become a link to vivid insights into the meaning of life and the search for God.