The Compelling Journey to Play America's Top 100 Courses...In One Year!

golf SMARTER

04-06-2024 • 1 hr 20 mins

950: Jimmie James shares his compelling new book 'Playing From the Rough: A Personal Journey Through America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses'. It's the story of James' journey to play the top 100 golf courses in the United States in one year, starting with Augusta National. The conversation covers James' experiences at Augusta, his goal to play the top 100 courses, and the challenges and triumphs he faced along the way. James also discusses the contrast between his upbringing in poverty and his experiences at exclusive golf courses, highlighting the progress that has been made in the world of golf. The conversation explores the themes of empathy, progress, and the power of human connection. The conversation also touches on the challenges faced by African-Americans in the past and the progress that has been made. The power of golf as a metaphor for life is discussed, emphasizing the resilience and determination required to overcome obstacles. At the end of the episode, Fred shares an episode from his wife's podcast "In This Story...by Joanne Greene" where she reflects on their recent journey of the Civil Rights Tour in Georgia and Alabama.
Takeaways
  • Jimmy James set a goal to play the top 100 golf courses in the United States in one year, starting with Augusta National.



  • The book 'Playing From the Rough' tells the story of James' journey and contrasts his upbringing in poverty with his experiences at exclusive golf courses.

  • James faced challenges along the way, but through the kindness and generosity of others, he was able to achieve his goal.

  • The book highlights the progress that has been made in the world of golf, but also emphasizes the need for further progress.

  • Empathy and understanding are crucial in building connections and bridging divides.

  • Golf can serve as a metaphor for life, teaching resilience and the ability to overcome challenges.

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