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4.0 out of 5 stars The usual Dummies quirkiness but highly informative, 25 July 2013
This review is from: Golf For Dummies (UK Edition) (Paperback)
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The Dummies series of books can be of pretty variable quality, often sacrificing solid instruction for irritating whimsicality.

Thankfully, Golf for Dummies has just about struck the right balance here. OK so it still has the usual Dummies not-so-amusing cartoons and the author even warns that his intention was not only to make things clearer and easier, but funnier too, but its almost 400 pages do cover pretty well everything that anyone thinking of getting into golf ought to know.

I've hacked around my local golf courses for 20 years or so but when I was invited to a works competition and was told the scoring system was Stableford, I had to ask how that worked. This book tells you that. And about Scramble, match play, stroke play etc. And the whole scoring etiquette - demystifying the scorecard overcomes one of the big hurdles for the beginner. Not to mention covering the essential basics of choosing a set of clubs. I really wish this book had been available to me when I first started playing! The breaking down and analysis of the stance and the swing is particularly well covered too and will be invaluable to the beginner.

It's comprehensively indexed, and pretty well illustrated with both diagrams and black and white photos.

Definitely recommended if you are thinking of taking up this often frustrating but often exhilarating sport!
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