Creative writing is one of the more mysterious (and difficult) crafts for many to learn. The idea of sitting down, staring at a blank page and bringing it to life with words, arranged in such a way that draws the reader into an emotional journey — is incredibly daunting and the process of writing is […]Read More The Puddle Club – behind the imagination of Michael McGruther
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If you’ve been reading this blog you know that The Puddle Club book is a fantasy tale about how golf and life are similar. It vividly shows young folks that the tools they first learn to use in golf are again used in life. Golf is a game and so is life. You cannot beat […]Read More The story behind The Puddle Club – Part 7 – Play with a Purpose!
One of the big ideas we present to readers in The Puddle Club is something called “Personal Par” Most folks understand what par means in golf — Par is the number of strokes (hits) it should take you to get your ball from the tee box into the hole. Each tee box has a marker […]Read More The story behind The Puddle Club – Part 6 – PERSONAL PAR
Today I’m going to go over the underlying theme of The Puddle Club and briefly examine why the book is resonating so deeply with readers of all ages. How many times have you heard the expression “life is just a game”? I’m guessing quite a few, because it’s one of the truest of […]Read More The story behind The Puddle Club – Part 5 – Game Of Life First
With Skyler (our Hero) and her sidekick Ralphie (the talking golf ball) clearly established, they both begin the journey through the mystical golf course known only as The Puddle Club. This journey will eventually lead them both back home but there is no guarantee they will ever make it. This is the risk of taking […]Read More The story behind The Puddle Club – part 4 – PRACTICEOPOLIS