Golf for the Fun of It: Enjoy Your Game No Matter What the Score

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Many golfers feel that to have a "good game" they have to score well. Not true! Golf For The Fun Of It shows you the many ways to enjoy golf. This book is filled with tips, personal anecdotes, interviews, lively quotations and full-color illustrations. It's for golfers of all ages, abilities, and experience. With this book you'll learn how to maximize golf's recreational benefits; appreciate golf course architecture and ecology; expand your golf horizons; strengthen family, business, and personal ties; and develop a lifelong love of the game.

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Certainly increasing one's golfing skills is satisfying and always challenging. But 90% of golfers shoot 100+. Few people have the time, money, and athleticism to perfect their game. But golf can be an immensely satisfying game even for the casual, occasional golfer.

We wanted to publish a book that looked at all the reasons to play golf and to continue to play for as long as one is able. We wanted to enhance the experience of golf for all golfers, from beginners to accomplished golfers. And we wanted to publish a book that illustrated the joys of golf that ordinary golfers can experience.

Not incidently, we also wanted to publish a beautiful book, beautiful in its layout and beautiful in the images of the game it was able to capture. It took time: three years all together. Three years to write the words, during which we spent a year collecting all the visual images that appear and a year to lay the book out graphically.

What we find as we've shown the book around is that people pick it up and page through it entranced. They say, "Uh huh, uh huh" as we talk about it, and continue to page through it. We hope that eventually they read it, because the authors have packed it with advice about how to enjoy the game no matter what one's skill level, size, age, or gender. The book succeeds, we think, in celebrating golf for the fun of it and golf for a lifetime.

About the Author:

The authors have distinguished careers in education and golf course planning and construction.

Dr. Michael Holstein has taught English, History and writing for 34 years at several universities, including Minnesota, Texas, Fordham, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and The Oregon Institute of Technology. He is currently teaching ethics at Southern Oregon University.

Scott English is a biologist and habitat restoration specialist who designs and constructs golf course wetlands and waterways.

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