My nine year old plays golf as part of a local golfing academy, and so we got this for her.
The book is aimed at young golfers, and the language and layout is clearly designed to engage her age group. The reading level is appropriate for 7+, and the illustrations use children who look around 9 to 11.
The book goes through the skills in golf, from how to hold the club, how to swing, practicing in the driving range, dealing with bunkers, chipping, playing a hole and scoring. The book also looks at the Majors, great holes, extreme golf, and golfing legends. I was particularly pleased that the golfing legends had a number of female legends - and didn't just concentrate on the male stars.
There aren't a great number of books aimed at children who like golf, so this is a welcome addition. A book is no substitute for lessons, however this does enable children to go over what they have learnt on the course.
I would recommend this. The picture doesn't really do the book justice - it reads really well. My daughter really liked reading about extreme golf, and the female stars of the game.
Golf has become very popular with younger players. This book is an ideal guide to the game. Author Clive Gifford offers easy to follow instructions and is nicely illustrated. There is also a guide to the equipment you need to play the game and very usefull hints and tips which could help any player master the game. So if you are new to the game of golf and don't want too detailed and complicated guide to playing the game, then this book is for you.