Release Date: June 2020
Page Count: 176
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Case Lot Quantity: 72
Celebrating Life’s Great Moments On and Off the Golf Course
Heart and Humor That Are far Above Par
Hit the links with popular humorist and golf enthusiast Phil Callaway as he shares stories of friendship, faith, and failure he found while on the fairway. From tee to green and all points in between, join Phil in a celebration of one of the world’s most exhilarating and exasperating pastimes.
Aim for the flag as you enjoy anecdotes such as…
The Itch—A long Canadian winter does nothing to stop some dedicated and determined early risers.
The Backyard Classic—Scarcity and ingenuity give birth to the Airport Golf and Country Club, a unique course with 18 fairways and only one green.
Escape from the Hanoi Hilton—A prisoner of war passes time and wins the battle for his mind.
Prayer on a Golf Course—Will one man’s wish for an elusive hole-in-one be granted by God?
Fore Is Short for Forgiveness—A dangerously errant drive leads to a lesson in mercy.
Packed with unforgettable quotes, helpful tips, and amusing asides, Under Par will inspire you to never give up on the game you love…even when it doesn’t love you back.
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“This bookwill enrich your outlook on golf and life. It’s filled with great homespun golf humor and enough personal experiences to keep you smiling for a week. Most importantly, it will help all golfers develop a stronger personal relationship with Jesus on and off the course.”
—Wally Armstrong, PGA Tour player, teacher, and author of The Heart of a Golfer
“This book is a kick in the pants! Phil Callaway transitions seamlessly from the golf course to everyday life. One minute he gets me carefully considering my faith, and the next minute he’s got me laughing out loud! I highly recommend this book.”
—Casey Martin, pro golfer and men’s golf coach, University of Oregon
“Playing golf with Phil Callaway is almost as much fun as reading this book. I laughed. I almost cried. I even forgot about my score. And when I least expected it, I learned something. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to keep several copies of this book in your golf bag for inspiration. Or to give out to people when you forget to yell ‘Fore!’”
—Ken Davis, bestselling author and speaker
“I’ve golfed with Phil, and he needs money for lessons. So buy armloads of this book. Give them out to friends and complete strangers. Amid the laughter they’ll discover timeless principles that will change their game and their lives.”
—Mike Yorkey, coauthor of the Every Man series
“Making sense of my golf game is like trying to understand the purpose of pain. Golf can be enraging, humiliating, and exhilarating all at once. I make just enough good shots to keep me coming back for more. I hoped this book would help me make sense of my golf game, but it healed something far deeper. Plain and simple—‘Philosopher Phil’s’ insights on the emotional and spiritual sides of life make sense. This is a must-read for anyone trying to grasp the meaning of life as seen through the game of golf.”
—Joel Freeman, motivational guru, author, and former NBA chaplain of the Washington Bullets
“The majority of my life I’ve been a competitive person learning life lessons from the game of hockey. Phil Callaway has shown me how the game of golf (another favorite of mine) demonstrates patience, perseverance, and integrity—all characteristics God desires in our life. This book is an entertaining read that will have you laughing out loud (except for his comments on hockey in chapter 25!) while challenging you with the things that matter most.”
—Shane Doan, former captain, Phoenix Coyotes
“Even if you think playing golf is a bit less fun than mall-walking, you’re about to gain a new appreciation of the sport. Funny things happen to Phil when he plays golf, and he has a great time telling of his adventures and misadventures—whether playing on a homemade course or an actual course with flagsticks and everything. But beyond the humor and the tongue-in-cheek insistence that golf is the greatest sport on earth (has Phil never played basketball?), Callaway intersperses his lightheartedness with a healthy helping of biblical truth and godly wisdom. Each story points the reader toward a life of Christlikeness and faith—something every duffer who ever drowned a golf ball needs to accomplish.”
—Dave Branon, Sports Spectrum, and writer for Our Daily Bread
“Phil’s golf stories will touch the heart of every golfer, but his spiritual message is the best of all.”
—Bearcat Murray, former trainer, Calgary Flames
“Phil Callaway finds ways to push life lessons through a tunnel of laughter. My funny bone gets tickled even while I’m focused on the game Mark Twain suggested was little more than ‘a good walk ruined.’”
—Ryan Walter, sports broadcaster, Stanley Cup champion