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Grade 3-6-Youngsters will find this title helpful for understanding the game or learning to play it. The well-organized, oversized book provides a quick history of the sport, followed by short chapters on equipment, swings, rules, and golf courses. The visually attractive presentation gives advice on warm-ups, professional tips, information about tournaments, and great and funny moments of golf. The clear, interesting, and engaging text includes "amazing" and "strange but true" facts. The attractive, full-color photographs of children and famous golfers executing the skills add to the book's utility as do the strategically placed diagrams. This title is far simpler than Bruce Curtis and Jay Morelli's Beginning Golf (Sterling, 2000) or Mike Adams and T. J. Tomasi's Play Golf for Juniors (Firefly, 2000).
Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
... well-organized, ... visually attractive presentation, ... clear, interesting, and engaging text (School Library Journal 200107)
… this book will be a captivating illustration to the game for any young reader showing an interest in golf. (Quill & Quire 200109)