On Father’s Day, PGA golfer Webb Simpson placed first in the U.S. Open Championship Golf Tournament in San Francisco, CA. Considered an underdog to some, Simpson placed above past champions Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell. “It was a cool day,” Simpson said. “I had peace all day. I knew it was a tough golf course. I probably prayed more the last three holes than I ever did in my life.” Huffington Post Sports- Antonio Gonzalez
During Simpson’s title ceremony an unruly fan decided to interrupt the festivities, but in true Webb fashion, he showed much focus and respect as he chose to deflect attention from the fan and kept in line with his interview with Bob Costas.
This is just another example of why Simpson is included in a brand new inspiring Christian book titled, Life in the Fairway: What Golf Teaches Us About Integrity by Chad Bonham. He is among an elite group of Christian PGA golfers featured, which include: Ben Crane, Stewart Cink, and Jonathan Byrd just to name a few. You can get your digital copy beginning next week for Kindle, Nook, and iPad, and the physical copy is due out mid-July at all fine Christian retailers. Life in the Fairway is a book for golfers, those who know someone that plays golf, and anyone who appreciates biographies that are encouraging and inspiring.
From Life in the Fairway (Webb Simpson): “One thing I want people to know about me is just how much I care for my wife and my son and how important family is to me,” Simpson says. “It’s easy to get wrapped up in this golf world and find my identity in being a golfer. But I want everyone to know that I want my identity to be in the fact that Christ and my wife and son mean more to me than golf.”
Get to know these four guys and how integrity is at the heart of their professional and personal choices. Explore their relentless desire to achieve flawless excellence on the course- eliminating the mistakes in their individual quests for achievement, not just with athletic skill but also with honor.
Life in the Fairway is published by New Leaf Press, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group. New Leaf Press, and author and Christian sports writer Chad Bonham, hope to shed light on these impressive individuals and challenge people to live their own lives in the fairway.