Through this moving tribute to his father's love, Davis III passes along the benefits of those lessons in a gem of a book that will improve your golf game—and enhance your life.
With every shot he takes, Davis Love III provides a tribute to the strength and the value of his father's teachings. And in Every Shot I Take, he shares with us the psychological and technical lessons he learned about how to play golf with power, with skill, and with joy. His lessons include drills, the Ten Commandments of Putting, six steps to successful long bunker shots, and tips for playing in the wind and rain, on fast greens, or out of long rough. Yet each lesson is ultimately about something more than golf.
Golf was, for Davis, Jr., a way of being a father, of teaching his sons how to learn, how to approach whatever they might choose to do with knowledge and with care, how to overcome obstacles through dedication and understanding. It was the vehicle through which he taught the most important lesson of all: "Follow your dream, and enjoy the trip."
Michael Bamberger, a writer and columnist for GOLF Magazine, spent twenty-two years as a writer at Sports Illustrated after thirteen years as a newspaper reporter. He has written a play (Bart & Fay) and seven books, including the New York Times bestseller Men in Green, To the Linksland, and Wonderland. His work has appeared in the annual anthology The Best American Sports Writing and other collections.
Davis Love III has won 20 PGA Tour titles, including the 1997 PGA Championship, and the 1992 and 2003 Players Championships. He regularly represents the United States in team competitions like the Ryder Cup, for which he is the 2012 captain, and the President’s Cup and currently ranks fifth on the all-time career money list. He is the author of Every Shot I Take and lives in St. Simons Island, Georgia, with his wife and children.