Gary Player's Little Black Book contains fifty questions and detailed responses from eighteen-time major winner Gary Player. The book, divided into three parts, focuses on specific scenarios and problems that arise in golf, life, and business. In the first section on golf, topics include putting, scoring, etiquette, the mental side of the game, and fitness and nutrition. In the section on life, Player, the father of six and grandfather to twenty-two, addresses issues such as parenting, who to turn to when in need of advice, and more. Finally, in the section on business, he details how to deal with competition, among other topics. Player responds to questions such as: * Golf: How do I play a bunker shot from a plugged lie? * Life: I feel like I've lost the passion for what I do. How do I get that back? * Business: When people criticize my work I take it very personally. How do you handle criticism? The 2012 recipient of the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award, Player draws from both on and off the course experiences dealing with competitors, businesspeople, and family. In doing so, he offers a unique glimpse into handling adversity with regard to these relationships. The advice that he offers is invaluable to fans of all ages.
Gary Player has won 167 professional golf tournaments worldwide and is one of only five men to capture golf s coveted career Grand Slam. He won nine Major championships on the PGA Tour and nine Major championships on the Senior Tour, and is the only player in history to complete the career Grand Slam on both tours. In recognition of his achievements in golf as well as his dedication to charity, Player has received numerous awards, including the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award and South African Sportsman of the Century. In 2016, he will captain the South African Olympic Golf Team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.