- Publisher: Sacajawea Press
- Editor: Stephen Altschuler
- Edition: First
- Available in: Kindle, ebook, paperback
- ISBN: 979-8475167342
- Published: November 4, 2021
Signed copies of this book are available at Birdhouse Books at 1001 Main St. Downtown Vancouver WA.
Midwest Review of Books review by Diane Donovan
It’s unusual to find a golf book that can appeal to a wide audience of all types of players. Typically, golf coverages are tailored either to newcomers to the sport, or those already well versed in golf who seek to improve their swings or learn more advanced techniques.
Golf 360: For Current Players and Those Who Are Considering the Game lives up to its subtitle by providing lessons and appeal for all levels of player. All that’s required is a prior interest in the game.
Another plus that sets Golf 360 apart from competing golf titles is its well-rounded approach, which adds spiritual and psychological components into the discussion of playing and improving.
Instructions cover such basics as keeping a steady head during shots, learning new techniques from the pros, and deconstructing different methods employed by golfers who hold a proven track record of success.
Instructions in the first segment cover the physical aspects of golf, but the heart of this survey lies in its second and third sections, which cover mental aspects of golf shots and how to troubleshoot common problems and barriers to success.
Each segment includes case history examples and is delivered in a lively, personal tone that instructs, educates, and entertains: “I think it’s a good way to play this game, for all of us. One shot after another, not reacting much to the outcome, just regrouping, recalculating, with your only reaction being how to play the next shot. Of course, we all have our particular personalities, and I’m not saying to stifle all expressions of pleasure and annoyance. Just tone it down some. Restrain yourself and focus on the matter at hand. For what’s at hand is playing golf. And playing decent golf requires your full attention and concentration.”
Readers may expect (and receive) the lessons on techniques, rules, and improving one’s game; but the surprise inclusion of spiritual and psychological lessons are just as astute and important to success.
Making them an intrinsic part of the instruction and pairing them with case history examples of revised approaches to golf not only sets Golf 360 apart from most of the other golf how-to books on the market, but places it in a special category of its own.
It’s highly recommended for all levels of player, those who would better understand golf from a spectator viewpoint, and for any library collection where golf attracts patrons.