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This golf book is designed to benefit all golfers, from beginners just learning the game, to the more advanced golfers who wish to fine-tune their skills. Focus is placed on the fundamentals, featuring both simple and complex drills, and readers will learn how to practice successfully in both indoor and outdoor environments. For golf instructors and golf enthusiasts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205160068
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 1/21/1997
  • Series: Golf Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 189
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents



About the Authors.


1. Golf: The Game.

Purposes for Playing Golf.

Purpose of the Game.

The Golf Course and Playing the Game.


Skill Builders.

2. The Set Up: Preparing to Swing.

Set-Up: Preparing to Swing.

Grip Skill Builders.

Set-Up Skill Builders.

3. Full Swing Basics.

The Full Swing.

Full Swing Basics.

Factors Affecting the Ball's Flight.

Full Swing Skill Builders.

4. Putting.

Putting Fundamentals.


Putting Skill Builders.

Reading the Greens.

Reading the Greens Skill Builders.

Putting Procedures.

5. Chipping.

Chip Shot Fundamentals.

Chipping Skill Builders.

6. Pitch shot.

Pitch Shot Fundamentals.

Pitching Skill Builders.

7. Special Circumstances.

Uneven Lies.

Uneven Lies Skill Builders.

Play from the Rough.

Play from the Rough Skill Builders.

Play from Bunkers.

Sand Shot Skill Builders.

Fairway Bunker Shots.

Uneven Lies in Bunkers.

Play from the Woods.

Play from Dirt.

8. Basic Rules of Golf and Playing Procedures.


Handicap System.

Rule Skill Builders.

9. Etiquette on the Course and Safety.

Personal Conduct.

Etiquette while Attending a Golf Tournament.

Safety Procedures During a Round of Golf.

Etiquette and Safety Skill Builders.

10. Playing Your First Round of Golf.

Developing Confidence.

Mental Characteristics.

Ready to Play.

Course Management Skill Builders.

11. Practice, Conditioning, and Improving Your Game.

How to Practice.

Types of Practice.

Practice Points.

Conditioning for Play.

Practice Skill Builders.

Appendix A: Etiquette.

Appendix B: Techniques for Error Correction.

Appendix C: Golf Resources.




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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2000

    If you teach golf - this is one of the best!

    Just have to give Rhonda Folio and Bob Nichols a major league thumbs up on a well structured, concise, thorough and to the point instructional manual for learning the game of golf. I am a teaching pro and feel very fortunate to have found this publication. The drills and practice tips are great as well as the photos. I highly recommend this to beginners & intermediates as well as other teaching professionals.

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