Vincent’s inspirational story began in Luanshya, a small mining town in Zambia, a country of 17 million people and fewer than 5000 golfers. With 7 siblings, he grew up in a two bedroomed house and experienced life without running water and electricity. The captivating tales in this book takes you through his early childhood which was occupied by playing barefoot soccer, hunting for birds and a lifestyle limited to think no further than the confines of his unprogressive community. When his dad introduced him to golf at age 10, it opened up a whole world of new opportunities and began a journey of self-discovery. At 19 years old, without financial backing, he boarded a plane to the United Kingdom where his attempt to pursue golf was strongly tested after defaulting on tuition fees and running out of living resources. His quest for the historic PGA tag brought him to America in 2013. After encountering predicaments in similar fashion to the UK he earned membership to the PGA of America in 2018. This book will inspire you to invoke your greatest strength, trust your instinct and set you on a path to fearlessly go after your wildest dreams.

What people are saying about the book

  • Vincent wanted to see the world and make it a better place. His positive attitude and persistence are a true testament to the students in our program and continue to be so today as his story lives on.

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    • Bobs Bruns PGA
    • Director, Methodist University PGA Golf Management Program
  • “The willingness of Vincent to pay the price to become a PGA Pro is an example for us all that attitude, perseverance, trust, hard work & resilience really can turn anyone’s vision into victory.”

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    • Vince Papale
    • Inspiration behind the story “Invincible”
  • “Challenge, change and commitment flow from Raised by the World.    A must-read book for anyone serious about learning some of the best traits possible and taking incredible risks to better their lives.”

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    • Major General Steven J. Hashem
    • Major General (US Army, Ret)
  • The PGA of America has made meaningful advancements in embracing and leveraging inclusion, and this impressive new class of PGA LEAD members represents a diverse group of individuals who are on a pathway to serve as future golf industry leaders

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    • Suzy Whaley, PGA
    • PGA President