From a depression era background Gene Burress rose to one of the top Golf Administrators and voices in the golf industry. Outspoken and controversial, his insight to public golf vs. the private sector and other aspects in the industry was to be heard. Golf became his god, affecting marriages and many relationships until he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord. There are many valley circumstances along with mountaintops. It is a unique worldwide golf journey playing golf in over 22 countries, 36 States and over 550 golf courses documented in the last chapter.