New 'Get Your Golf On' book helps grow the game
How to mark your golf ball, not walking in other’s putting line, repairing ball marks, basic rules and golf terminology aren’t exactly intuitive for the new golfer. It can actually be a bit overwhelming.
That’s why I think books like Debbie Waitkus’ “Get Your Golf On! Your Guide to Getting in the Game” have a very important place in our game.
The recently-released a book is designed specifically for new golfers, especially women, golf’s biggest growth potential.
The 100-page book provides practical insight about the game plus tips on golf etiquette, is already receiving rave reviews, and not just from newcomers in the game but from golf industry leaders plus seasoned LPGA and PGA golf instructors too.
Waitkus, a savvy businesswoman and passionate golfer, said she simply tapped her experience as a successful golf mentoring coach and tournament director through her thriving Phoenix-based company, Golf for Cause – Turning Golf into Gold.
According to Waitkus, this easy-to-read 18-chapter golf guide demystifies the game and reveals telling stories about LPGA members and how their passion for the game emerged both as players and as teachers.
“My goal is two-fold, help grow the game and at the same time empower women through golf,” Waitkus.
What I really liked about the book is that if left no stone unturned. For example, most players, even advanced players don’t understand basic water hazard rules, much less the difference between yellow and red stakes. Waitkus has that covered (although I suspect most players will still have questions about those rules, but that’s OK). Terminology is covered as well, as are the different formats in golf, like the difference between a scramble and best ball (many golfers think the two are the same). Waitkus even covers on the most important aspects of the game – the 19th hole, and there’s even an interesting chapter of playing with men.
“Get Your Golf On!” retails for $20, with a portion of book sales earmarked for the Marilynn Smith Scholarship Fund, a worthy cause that provides young women the opportunity to continue playing competitive collegiate golf. For more information on Golf For Cause or to order the book, visit golfforcause.com.
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