Ken Altshuler's "Golf Foreplay" book teaches the game to newbies
“Golf Foreplay” isn’t just new book with a catchy title and a sassy cover.
It’s got some substance to go with that style and ‘tude. Avid golfers like me tend to take for granted all we know about the game … the on-course banter, the insider vocabulary, the nuances of the equipment and courses.
Lawyer and radio host Ken Altshuler, the book’s author who lives in Maine, found it all daunting when he picked up the game at age 45. So he created this user-friendly guide to help those other rookies. “Golf Foreplay” opens with a short history of the game before diving into many topics:
• Famous players and courses every golfer should know.
• Rules and etiquette.
• Explaining handicaps. (Not even the USGA has been able to do that properly).
• Acceptable golf fashion.
• How to select the proper balls and clubs for your game.
My favorite part? Each chapter begins with a golf joke to share with your foursome. I’ve heard most of them, but they’re still oldies but goodies. The 224-page paperback book, published by Sellers Publishing March 15, 2011, retails for $15.95 and is available at sellerspublishing.com.
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