Garey Johnson grew up in Benton Harbor, Michigan and received his doctorate from the School of Public Administration at the University of Southern California after studying electrical engineering, quantum physics, international business, and systems management. His work was nationally recognized and earned him Dissertation of the Year honors from the American Society for Public Administration.
A lifelong serious athlete, Dr. Johnson has played many sports. As a collegiate, he played basketball and football and received tryout invitations from NBA and NFL franchises. A third-degree black belt in Korean karate, he regularly competed in national and international tournaments and garnered the title of Western States Karate Champion. As a captain in the United States Air Force, he was the head martial arts instructor at Williams Air Force Base as well as a senior instructor pilot in supersonic jet aircraft.
Dr. Johnson currently holds a single-digit golf handicap and has played golf in seventeen different countries. His favorite golfing venue is Bandon Dunes, Oregon. He, his wife, and their two teenage children reside in California’s San Francisco Bay Area.
Golf and Marriage are two of the most difficult things people attempt in their lifetimes. As it turns out, they are both difficult for the same reason: your ultimate opponent is your own mind. In this book, the author takes the reader through the many parallels that exist between what it takes to play golf well and what it takes to have a positive-going marriage.