The event at Big Horn Golf
Club in Palm Desert, Ca. brought together a unique group assembled by host John Ply. It was composed of friends old and new. Besides being a friend of John's an unusual qualification was required. You must have read "The Golf Mystic" in order to attend. As John predicted far more than golf lessons occurred at the event. Each evening at the Big Horn Club dining room all the participants could share their experiences of their golf lessons. They enjoyed dinners and conversation long into the night. Suffice to say the stories in the book came alive as the week wore on. Discovery golf was happening. The common thread shared by professional photographer John O'Neill who chronicled the event in photos and video, "The most interesting thing to me as I spent the entire day observing and photo shooting was that fact that no lesson was alike. I mean they seemed to end up in the same place but the route to get there differed with each and every golfer. Just like the book. The Lama remarked that he believed the best part of the whole affair was the fact that everyone got a peek at their potential during their lessons and moving forward seemed to feel optimistic. He told me that there was a strong likelihood that these students will become their own best coaches. This group was the most open I have ever taught in my entire career and that was the reason it worked out so well. What a luxury!." And "Thats what discovery golf is all about."
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