The Fairway Less Traveled

The author of a beloved self-help best seller pursues spirituality and self-fulfillment through the Zen of golf

Think of him as Dan Quayle with brains and a degree in psychiatry. Call him God's golfer. It's hard not to roll your eyes when M. Scott Peck, M.D., personal-enrichment guru to the nation's conflicted upper middle class, author of The Road Less Traveled, a self-help manual whose sales have placed it on the New York Times best-seller list for the past 566 weeks, announces that he is sponsoring a $10,000-a-foursome golf tournament to promote "spirituality, golf and the fine art of business management." Business biggies will tee off this weekend at Peck's home course in Bodega Bay, California, hoping to...

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