Golf is one of the most popular hobby sports among men and women of all ages, but if you've never picked up a club before, it's hard to know where to begin. Geared for the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides: Golf teaches the basics of the sport in a series of "lessons" using full-color, step-by-step illustrations. Photographed in a film-strip style, the instructions allow the reader to clearly see how each swing is executed. Every lesson is accompanied by helpful pro advice on common flaws and how to avoid them, other considerations during your swing (grass, aim, etc.), "Picture This!" images to remind players of alignment and technique, and dozens of practice drills to help perfect your swing. In addition, Idiot's Guides: Golf features detailed information on golf lingo, etiquette, and the rules of the game, plus a "tour" of the course, which takes the new golfer through every element of the course, from the bag drop to the 19th hole. This completely illustrated tome is an essential tool for every beginning golfer.
Brian Crowell is an award-winning golf instructor and the PGA Head Golf Professional at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, NY. He is also a television broadcaster covering many major golf tournaments, including the US Open, and has been a member of the NBCSports.com broadcast team since 2007.