A Handbook for Beginners

Teaching pro Garvin clearly aims this book at beginners, those afraid of being embarrassed on the course. Thus, the book is not quite as technical as Judy Rankin’s Play Better Golf (LJ 12/95). In a friendly, forgiving tone (she even recommends that beginners take practice shots from traps), Garvin covers basic golf swing mechanics, rules, etiquette, lessons, cost-cutting, training aids, range practice, handicaps, gender discrimination, and even how to drive a golf cart.