The Essential Guide

If you have ever wanted to play golf but did not know where to start, or if you have started playing and you find the basic rules of the game confusing, this book is for you. Playing golf can be great fun, it offers some of the best scenic views in many different parts of the world, is a great social networking source, and it is good exercise to boot. Despite all of the benefits, many people who may want to give it a try do not because they simply don’t know where and how to get started. Others try it out without having been given any advice (or worse, they have been given bad advice) and quickly become discouraged. This book is laid out in such a way that if you are completely new to the game of golf, you can read it from start to finish and walk away with a basic understanding of what you need to know in order to get started. For those with some knowledge of the basics, this book can also be consumed a chapter at time and can also be used as a handy reference.

Chapter Headings


Golf Hole Features and Scoring

Swinging and Hitting

Golf Shots


Playing From Tee to Green

Rules and Penalty Shots

Golf Etiquette

The Language of Golf

Help List

Author Bio 

Jim Doherty is a technology professional, published author and life long golfer.

Having literally grown up on a golf course where his father was the Head Professional, Jim was surrounded by golfers including six brothers, most of whom are very good golfers. 

Having played golf nearly his whole life, and having family members who make a living out of the game, Jim has combined his love and knowledge of the game with his passion for writing ‘how to’ books to produce this beginner’s guide, in the hope that it helps others enjoy the great game of golf.

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