Texas golf writer Mark Button is finding success as an author with the release of his debut book, “Finding Ti Ming & Tem Po: Legend of the Golf Gods. The book was published by AuthorHouse.
“This book will be treasured by everyone who loves golf,” says Button. “It’s targeted at kids aged 8-17, but golf fans of any age will enjoy it. It’s the magical story of the golf gods, Ti Ming and Tem Po, who turn their believers into champion golfers and teach them the importance of honesty, respect and perseverance.”
“Finding Ti Ming & Tem Po” has found a legion of fans far and wide. Dr. Bob Rotella, the world’s leading sports psychologist and bestselling author, wrote the book’s foreword and had this to say about Finding Ti Ming & Tem Po, “As I have been teaching golfers for years, the game is played primarily in the mind and in the imagination. This book is a great way to get the mental message of the teachings of golf to players young and old.”
PGA TOUR star David Toms, winner of the 2001 PGA Championship, also is a fan. “I’ve known about the golf gods since I was 12 years old,” says Toms. “And now, finally, someone has brought them to life.” “Finding Ti Ming & Tem Po” has also received favorable reviews from a host of television and radio broadcasts, such as ABC Television, CBS SportsRadio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and Fox Sports Radio.
In “Finding Ti Ming & Tem Po”, Button sets the mystical Ti Ming and Tem Po in the lives of a diverse group of people. Ti Ming and Tem Po are the true guardians of the game. They know all, see all and control the fate of everything in golf. Disguised as small wooden statues, they come alive in the dream world and teach their students to love, respect and master the game. All the while, the golf gods impart life lessons and virtues the game instills, such as the importance of confidence, respect and sound decision-making.
Ti Ming and Tem Po’s journey touches the lives of many, including Jack, a curious boy seeking confidence; Anna, a cocky tomboy with a strained relationship with her father; and Tommy, a once-promising amateur golfer whose life is derailed by bad decisions. With the help of Ti Ming and Tem Po, things change dramatically for all who believe. Finding Ti Ming & Tem Po, Legend of the golf gods is a magical story filled with character-building morals.
“The game of golf can be a metaphor for life,” says Button. “All of the emotions people experience can occur in one round of golf – joy, sorrow, fear, pride, uncertainty, surprise, gratitude, excitement, humility, etc. As the golf gods illustrate, those who love and respect the game of golf also lead happy, honorable lives.”
About the Author
“Finding Ti Ming and Tem Po: Legend of the Golf Gods” is Mark Button’s first book. A native of Lawrence, Kansas, Button is the executive editor of Texas Links Magazine. A graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas, Button has covered sports as a writer and editor for more than 17 years. For the past 7, he has exclusively covered golf in Texas. He currently lives in Houston.
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