Golf News for Friday, August 2, 2013 | Books

Get Your Golf On! Your Guide to Getting in the Game by Debbie Waitkus

Author Debbie Waitkus, Founder of Golf for Cause has released a book designed specifically for beginning and intermediate golfers, entitled: Get Your Golf On! Your Guide to Getting in the Game.

This handy, 100-page book, which 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.

"It's a valuable book for so many types of golfers, from tentative golfers to those just starting out, or even those who've been playing for a couple of years, plus experienced players looking to strengthen their personal and/or business relationships through the sport," said LPGA Teaching Professional Char Carson. "I recommend this book to golfers of all skill levels and will continue to encourage my students to get their own copy. It's a fabulous guide for building your confidence in the game."

Waitkus, a savvy businesswoman plus passionate golfer, has developed the ultimate "how-to" guide for those new to the sport. It was an easy assignment for Waitkus, as 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 from tee to green and at the post-game level too (a.k.a. the 19th hole) - removing the "timid" from intimidation. The book also reveals telling stories about LPGA members and how their passion for the game emerged both as players and as teachers. With book forwards from LPGA Co-founder and Hall of Famer Marilynn Smith and former LPGA Solheim Cup Vice-Captain Pam Wright, Get Your Golf On! is packed with plenty of pertinent information that will pique the interest of any novice golfer. There are interesting quotes and anecdotes from business leaders and golf pros sprinkled throughout the book. Waitkus made sure to also include a "golf lingo" glossary filled with most commonly used golf terms. The guide itself is compact and can easily fit into a golf bag for quick reference.

"My goal is two-fold, help grow the game and at the same time empower women through golf," said Author Debbie Waitkus. "We've experienced tremendous success through our golf mentoring programs which serve as the foundation for Golf for Cause, and also by supporting industry-wide initiatives like Play Golf America and the National Women's Golf Alliance. Now, through Get Your Golf On! we've expanded the platform, reaching more women who are interested in entering the game, and in many cases, former players who are dusting off their clubs and returning to the sport."

Published by Golf for Cause, 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.

To order a copy of the book today, visit: For bulk orders contact Waitkus directly. Author Debbie Waitkus is available for speaking engagements and book signings, golf tournaments and business golf outings. She can be reached at (602) 840-0607 or

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