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Golf For Dummies



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Andrews McMeel Publishing
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This is the Boxed edition with a publication date of 4/1/2007.

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Written by golf guru McCord, CSB Sports golf commentator, this book takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the game of golf, taking the fear factor out of the game and breaking it down into easy-to-understand sections that make sense. Illustrations and photos throughout.

Table of Contents

Getting Started - No, You Can't Hit the Ball Yet
What Is Golf?
The Fore! Fathers of Golf
The Gear of Golf
Getting and Staying in Golf Shape
Should I Get a Formal Education?
Where to Play and Who to Play With
You Ain't Got a Thing if You Ain't Got that Swing?
Getting into the Swing of Things
Developing Your Own Swing
Putting: The Art of Rolling the Ball
Chipping and Pitching
It's Your Sandbox: Sand Play
Special Shots, Conditions, and Considerations
How Tough It Is: The Weird and Wonderful Shots
Common Faults and How to Fix Them
Taking Your Game Public
Ready, Set, Play!
Rules, Etiquette, and Scoring
Gamesmanship or Good Tactics?
Other Golf Stuff
Golf on TV
Golf Online
The Part of Tens
Ten Timeless Golf Tips
Gary's Ten Favorite Courses
Gary's Ten Favorite Public Courses
Gary's Top Ten All-Time Favorite Male Players
Gary's Top Ten All-Time Favorite Female Players
The (More Than) Ten Most Horrendous Golf Disasters
Appendix A. Golfspeak
Appendix B. Golf Organizations
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