A fundamental golf book for beginners who want to be comfortable on the course
According to the National Golf Foundation, 41 percent of golfers have an average score of 100 or above for 18 holes. While there are countless books to help good golfers get even better, there are few books for these " pleasure" golfers who simply want to have fun and not embarrass themselves. Instead of laborious text loaded with theory and tech talk, this guide contains hundreds of color photos that demonstrate golf s fundamentals alongside clear explanations. Photo by photo and step by step, this book covers:
- Key basics like grip, stance, and swing
- The different shots, including driving, chipping, putting, and sand shots
- Problem-solving for issues like slicing, hooking, and topping
- The rules and etiquette of this complex game
This must-have book will help both beginners and veteran duffers progress from putt-putt to two-putts and from slices to somewhere-in-the-fairway.
Cheryl Anderson (Stamford, CT) is the director of instruction at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, New York. She received the LPGA s 2006 National Teacher of the Year award and is one of Golf for Women s 50 Top Women Teachers in America. She was runner-up in the 2002 LPGA National Club Professional Championship. She has authored numerous articles in Golf for Women and Golf Digest Woman magazines. Brian A. Crowell (Bedford Hills, NY) is the head golf professional at Glen Arbor Golf Club in Bedford, New York. In 2003, Brian was awarded the prestigious Horton Smith Award for his outstanding contributions to golf education. His work has been featured in TheBest Golf Advice I Ever Received by Donald Trump, The Secret of Golf by George Peper, and Golf Magazine. In 2003, National Consumers Research named Brian one of America s Best Instructors. He is also the host and producer of The Clubhouse, a golf radio show. Tom Mackin (Bayonne, NJ) has been an associate editor at Golf Magazine and a contributing editor for Zagat s America s Top Golf Courses. A frequent contributor on golf and travel to many publications, he has written for Travel + Leisure Golf, Nicklaus Magazine, Golf World, Town & Country, and the New York Times.