The Shivas Irons Society

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In 1971, Michael Murphy wrote a novel called “Golf in the Kingdom,” which explored the mystical / metaphysical connections to the game of golf. The book tells the story of a young traveler who, while visiting Scotland, meets a mysterious golf professional named Shivas Irons, who over a 24-hour period teaches him about golf and spirituality.…

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Peter Cowan Interview Out-takes

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Here are a few additional photo that Peter Cowan sent in for his interview. He did not have a photo of my house that he attempted to burn down. Listen to the podcast to hear the story.            

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Brian Thorne Interview Out-takes

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Here are a few interesting photos that Brian Thorne sent in, that never made it to his “Show Notes” page. They provide some insight into what goes on behind the scenes at major golf tournaments. Click on photo to see the entire shot.

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Why Tiger vs. Phil is Bad for Golf

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This has always been the silly season for golf. So at the risk of raining on this over-hyped pay-per-view charade, here are 3 reasons why “The Match” is bad for the game: 1. It’s Overly Contrived. If a bona fide rivalry between Phil and Tiger really ever existed, it likely ended around the time that…

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Does the Golf World Need Another Podcast?

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There’s no shortage of golf-related content, online or offline. Books, magazines, cable channels, websites, blogs and increasingly…podcasts. In truth, two years ago I had only a vague notion of what a podcast was, and no idea of how popular they’d become. I’m a “print” guy who has made a pretty good living through the written…

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