Children's Literature - Pat SimonAnother in the "Fundamental Sports" series, Fundamental Golf presents the game through easy to understand text and an abundance of excellent photographs. A brief history and several player highlights precede detailed descriptions of the playing course, rules, scoring procedures and etiquette of the game. Correct form and a variety of skill shots are thoroughly reviewed and shown. Readers learn the proper stance, choice of club and the best strategies to follow as they "play" one hole. As in each of the series volumes, a glossary of terms and an appendix of organizations and further reading suggestions are included.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 5-8These uneven series entries provide a brief history of each sport, followed by basic information and explanations of rules and equipment. Golf is by far the more successful of the two, giving a clear presentation of the game for beginners. Diagrams explaining clubs, courses, and swings are useful and easy to understand. Tennis, on the other hand, is often confusing in both text and diagrams, especially the section on the grip line. In both volumes, the full-color outdoor photographs are plagued by shadows, often resulting in the young athletes being lost in darkness. Also, many of the photos are not captioned. Still, Golf may be useful for libraries needing material on the subject; take a pass on Tennis.George Delalis, Chicago Public Library
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