Designed as a fundraising event, the Golf in the Kingdom tournament is inspired by author Michael Murphy’s book, Golf in the Kingdom, published in 1971, which introduced golfers to the mystical world of the game. Not only will you have the opportunity to golf with PGA Champions and Pros, authors, media mavericks and surprise guests, but you will also have the opportunity to promote your business, products and services.
One-hour clinic with Bobby Clampett, Eric Jones and other pros
Contests, prizes and chance to visit with Michael Murphy and play with a pro
Experiential mystery holes to expand your horizon and create greater stability
New practices for improving your game and elevating your perspective
Celebration banquet with drinks, jazz, special awards and spirited live auction
Watch the video to hear Rich Walcoff, former KGO-radio sports commentator describe the magical moment of hitting a long putt while blindfolded! Listen to Steve Pate describe golf as a walking meditation.
“At the conclusion of the Golf in the Kingdom tournament, Michael and I began a discussion on golf, sport and the mind, soul, spirit, body connection that leads one to optimum performance. We hit a new ceiling the following night at dinner that lasted into the wee hours. All of us got insights into why famous coaches like Bill Walsh (SF 49ers 3 Superbowls), Phil Jackson (11 NBA Championships), Pete Carroll (2005 National Championship at USC and now Seattle Seahawks Head Coach) have brought Michael into their inner circle and created a winning recipe.”— Bobby Clampett, Champions Tour Player and National Sports Commentator
Whether you are an individual, business owner or corporate leader, this event provides valuable benefits:
Elevate your game and enjoy a day on the greens
Reward key performers and thank influential clients
Build awareness of your brand and services
Team build and network with others who are changing the world
Sponsor the Event
You are invited to a day of extraordinary golf!
You have the opportunity to golf with PGA champions, authors, media mavericks and surprise guests, and to promote your business, products and services.
Most golfers dream of getting tips from a pro. Here is your chance to spend an entire round of golf receiving instruction from one of golf’s best Champions Tour players, Bobby Clampett, and World Long Drive Champion, Eric Jones, and others. Give yourself a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and experience some “ah-ha” moments as Bobby and Eric share their lore of the game in a one-on-one basis.
Inhabit Awe: Explore the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Take a voyage into the experience of wonder and awe and come away feeling nourished and lit up from the inside out. Co-led by Pamela Kramer and Christina Grote, this workshop delves into the mystery of life found deep inside and in every day encounters.
Golfers play 18 holes and discover the deeper mysteries revealed through the game!
4-5 person scrambles, and best ball format
Golfers can expect the unexpected at Mystery Holes throughout the course.
Hole-In-One contest with $25,000 cash prize.
Prizes will be awarded for the winning team, longest drive, closest to the pin and unusual things like most integral player and strangest shot.
Golf in the Kingdom proceeds support:
Integral Transformative Practice® (ITP)
ITP cultivates personal and professional high-performance and brings forward one’s potential for positive contribution in the world. Created by Michael Murphy and George Leonard, ITP is a daily practice that transforms the whole person over time. ITP International, the non-profit that stewards ITP, offers mastery teacher training programs, products, workshops and consulting services for individuals, teams and organizations.
The Giants Community Fund (GCF)
GCF supports the SF Junior Giants, a program that uses baseball as a platform for encouraging and training underserved youth and their families to lead healthy, productive lives based on integrity, courage, teamwork and leadership.
The Junior Golf Association of Northern California (JGANC)
The mission of the Junior Golf Association of Northern California is to provide junior golfers under the age of nineteen the opportunity to participate in organized golf competitions or golf related events with others their age and skills level. An emphasis is placed on the benefits to life, society, and community that can be derived through Education, Leadership, Teamwork, and Fellowship by participating in a sport where each individual player is responsible for playing under the rules of golf and fair play.
The Shivas Irons Society (SIS)
The Shivas Irons Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to furthering golf as a mindful pursuit and as a tool for personal growth and development. We inspire, connect and support all who are interested in exploring the transformational aspects of the game in the spirit of Michael Murphy’s 1972 novel Golf In The Kingdom, the original inspiration for the Society and one of the best selling and most influential golf books of all time.
“Golf in the Kingdom 2013 was a joy! We were treated to tips for the spirit, and the swing, and the wonderful conduits between them. The company was great, the laughter frequent, the learning deep, the hospitality sincere...most definitely I’ll be back!” — Cinder Warren, Managing Director, Vespra Hills Golf Club, Ontario, Canada
“I had a wonderful time playing golf at the Golf in the Kingdom event! I had never played golf before and I was a little apprehensive that my inexperience would inconvenience the other players in my foursome.
The rounds were organized in such a way that this was no problem at all. There was no competition between the members of my team. They gave me wonderful golf lessons, better than anything I could have purchased from a pro-shop. By the end of the day I was driving balls onto the green! I’ll never forget the feeling I had the first time I connected solidly with the ball! POW!
The day was an exciting and rewarding experience from start to finish. Many thanks to all who contributed their time and energy to make it that way.” — Charlotte Hatch, ITP Mastery Teacher and ITP SF Group Leader
“After 30 years of my intention to study at Esalen Institute, I finally got there a year ago. When I returned home, I received an invitation to participate in the ITPI Golf in the Kingdom Tournament. (ITPI was co-founded by Michael Murphy, who also co-founded Esalen.) I had no idea how synchronistic this event would be in my life. I got to meet Michael Murphy, he signed my copy of Golf in the Kingdom and then my foursome won the tournament. It was a miracle!” — Tom Lewis, Mastery Participant, Tango Teacher and Business Owner
Cancellation Policy: If golf tournament is canceled due to weather or other events, player will receive a refund if ITPI receives a refund based on the course policy in place at that time. If a player cancels by September 1, 2018, 75% of registration fee will be refunded. After September 1, 2012, there are no refunds, unless in case of medical emergency with documentation from a doctor. If a player is a “no-show,” refunds will not be given.