Throughout her teaching career, Kellie Stenzel has been continually asked to recommend a beginning golf instruction book for her female students to read. She researched the market and found nothing suitable--most books are too technical for the beginner and assume that the reader already has some familiarity with the game. This became the inspiration for The Women's Guide to Golf, a well-crafted and easy-to-understand golf instructional for women who are new to the game.
Each section of the book provides a complete explanation of the skills needed to play golf. Ideas are presented in a clear and simple manner--golf lingo is translated into every-day English whenever possible so the reader can easily understand. Since students must have an idea of what they are trying to accomplish before they can learn, Kellie Stenzel starts at the very beginning and gives detailed explanations of basic concepts. For example, she explains what a putter looks like, what a putting green looks like, and what the goal of putting is, before teaching the reader how to putt. In addition, since women's learning style is very different from men's, this book also addresses specific women's issues, such as posture and lack of distance.
This book includes
- a thorough explanation of the game
- easy-to-understand instructions
- suggestions on how to avoid embarrassment as a beginner
- simple ways to remember what you've read
- great anecdotes from the author's experiences as a golfer and a teacher
- over 75 black-and-white photos
The Women's Guide to Golf is one of the most accessible and comprehensive golf instructionals ever written for women--it is the perfect book for any woman who wants to learn the game.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.48(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.64(d)|
About the Author
Kellie Stenzel is a PGA class A teaching professional who teaches at the Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton, New York, and at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. She is a contributing writer for Golf for Women magazine and is the author of The Women's Guide to Consistent Golf.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A complete novice, I acquired the confidence and basic knowledge from this readable handbook to get me out on the golf course where the real learning happens. Not a substitute for practice or instruction, but in my experience definitely enhances their effectiveness.
Book contains basic knowledge that can be found just about anywhere. It wouldn't be too bad except the price for this hardcover isn't worth it. Maybe if it were a $5.95 paper back.
One of the best books I have ever read. Simple, consise and to the point. I highly recommend the book for any golfer beginning the game. Kellie has outlined the best golf has to offer.
Designed for a complete beginner. If you have any golf knowledge do not waste your time. A very cutesy and uninformative book for even a slightly experienced player.
This book is great, very well written and very focused on women. It spells out all the things people automatically assume you know when you start playing. Every chapter is a lesson, my game improved after reading it. If you're only buying one golf book, this is the one.
If you do, this is not your book. This is more like nursery school golf. If you have any prior golf knowledge do not waste your time.