Golf Foreplay: Everything You Need to Know about the Game - Before You Try to Hit the Sweet Spot

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Ken Altshuler is a distinguished lawyer, popular radio personality (WGAN morning show in Maine), and a golfer who has a great sense of humor about the game. GOLF FOREPLAY is the perfect beginners' guide for golf novices who need to know the basic rules, etiquette, and fundamentals of the game (including invaluable do's and don'ts) before they step onto the green. This is the perfect complement to a golfer's shelf of instructional books since this book is about everything else you need to know about the game ...

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Golf Foreplay: Everything You Need to Know About the Game . . . Before You Try to Hit the Sweet Spot

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Overview

Ken Altshuler is a distinguished lawyer, popular radio personality (WGAN morning show in Maine), and a golfer who has a great sense of humor about the game. GOLF FOREPLAY is the perfect beginners' guide for golf novices who need to know the basic rules, etiquette, and fundamentals of the game (including invaluable do's and don'ts) before they step onto the green. This is the perfect complement to a golfer's shelf of instructional books since this book is about everything else you need to know about the game besides how to swing, from tee markers, to order of putting, to what not to wear, to how to play fair on the fairway. This entertaining book helps bring the reader up-to-speed on all the fine points that one usually has to learn by trial and error - or (if one is lucky) from a golf buddy who is willing to share his or her hard-won knowledge. With his lively, humorous approach, Ken fills the reader in on all the basic information that every rookie golfer needs to know and includes a comprehensive roundup of golf terms, as well as fun golf trivia.

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Altshuler takes a rollicking trip across the course, mixing a lot of fun into a long list detailing the dos and don'ts of golf play. Such as, from Golf Lingo You Must Know, "...anything over a quadruple bogey is called a 'this is not my day, so I will be in the clubhouse drinking Scotch and watching the latest PGA tournament.'" There are lists of courses and players "with whom you need to be familiar if you intend to distract your fellow golfers." Altshuler is quick with advice; when referring to the size of ball markers, he notes how embarrassing it is if you "need your partners to help you find the marker." Equipment, from golf covers to fairway woods to sunglasses is examined, and a history of the composition of a golf ball is surprisingly intriguing. Even hazard markers get lengthy explanations, and a segment on handicaps is thorough, although not for the mathematically challenged. Golf jokes tee off each chapter and range from amusing to side-spitting. Despite all the laughs, this is a useful book that looks seriously at the game. Photos.
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"Golf Foreplay isn't just a new book with a catchy title and a sassy cover. It's got some substance to go with that style and ‘tude." --(Jason Scott Deegan)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416206293
  • Publisher: Sellers Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/14/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,471,023
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 A Blast from the Past: A Short History of Golf 9

Chapter 2 Golf Lingo You Must Know 13

Chapter 3 A Round of Golf Courses and Golf Players 33

Chapter 4 The Golf Commandments: Basic Golf Rules You Must Memorize 41

Chapter 5 Would You Join a Club That Would Have me as a Member? 47

Chapter 6 Golf Magazines, Books, and Movies You Must Read or Watch 53

Chapter 7 Gearing Up for Success 57

Chapter 8 Is that a Putter in Your Bag or Are You Just Happy to Be Playing Golf? 69

Chapter 9 Keep Your Eye on the Ball 81

Chapter 10 You Can Look Like a Pro Even If You Don't Play Like One 91

Chapter 11 It's Time to Hit the Links: Setting Up Your Golf Game 97

Chapter 12 Let the Games Begin: The First Tee 105

Chapter 13 The Path to Heaven: The Fairway 121

Chapter 14 Golf's Holy Grail: On the Green 153

Chapter 15 Golf is a Game of UPS and Downs: What is a Handicap? 167

Chapter 16 Wanna Bet? Golf Tournament Formats and Group-Betting Games 179

Chapter 17 Miss a Putt But Not This Information 201

Chapter 18 The Last Putt: The Final Word on Golfing 213

Acknowledgments 220

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