Beginning Golf

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9780806949703: Beginning Golf

While you or your child may not be the next golf superstar, you can both master the fundamentals, improve your skills, and instill a love of the game that will last a lifetime. A famed instructor of PGA and LPGA tour stars and everyday players shares expert, basic instruction for those just starting out, as well as some advanced tips for people who have played for a long time but need help--all in a building-block approach. The first step is to have good equipment that "fits." Move on to the full swing, sand play, the short game, trouble shots, and etiquette. Find out how to cut strokes from your score quickly. Take it to the next level and learn about the misconceptions of golf, course management, and even tournament play. Don't forget about such essentials as practice drills, training aids, and physical conditioning. There's a special chapter devoted exclusively to teaching youngsters how to play. Bruce Curtis lives in Roslyn Heights, NY, and Jay Morelli lives in West Dover, VT. 96 pages (all in color), 8 x 10.

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Gr. 5-8. No sport can be learned just from reading a book, but this cogent, amply illustrated volume will certainly help novice golfers get started, and it provides a wealth of information for kids who have played a few rounds. The book begins with an overview: equipment, swing, full play, and short game. For those who are ready to go a little further, there is information on course management, and tournament play, and a short chapter on visualization. Since many seasoned players complain about a decline in golf civility, the chapter on golf etiquette is most welcome. The authors conclude their treatment with information on training devices and physical conditioning. Most of the color photographs illustrate technique, but there are some atmospheric shots, too, and the pictures feature a wide age range of players--from preteens to adults. Web sites and a bibliography are included, but new golfers will find plenty to digest right here. Ilene Cooper
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Gr 4-8-Any young person interested in learning to play golf will find this book informative and helpful. In 18 chapters, the skills, equipment, courtesies, and competitions are clearly described and depicted. Attractive full-color photographs on every double-page spread clarify the text and show individuals of differing genders, racial backgrounds, and ages playing the game or exhibiting specific skills. Some of the strokes are shown in picture sequencing. The glossary provides additional information for some terms. An easy-to-read and informative how-to book.-Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreeboro

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