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Curling For Dummies Paperback – September 8, 2006
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From the Back Cover
From hogs and hacks to brooms and bonspiels - your ultimate guide to curling!
This updated guide has curling covered, from game fundamentals to complex strategy. Whether you're a rookie or seasoned player, fan or coach, this is the curling book for you. Armed with the many tips and pointers in this fun, friendly book, you'll have no excuse not to head down to your local club and get curling!
Discover how to:
- Get the most out of the game - as a fan or as a player
- Improve your delivery, shots, and sweeping
- Form a winning team
- Enter and play in curling events
- Enjoy the unique spirit of the game
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- Choose from many different subject categories.
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About the Author
He is a two-time winner of the Scotty Harper Award for the top curling story in Canada, and in 1995 he wrote The Brier: The History of Canada's Most Celebrated Curling Championship, the first comprehensive history of that great event.
When not writing about curling, Bob is the editor of SCORE Golf Magazine, Canada's leading golf publication. He is also heard talking about golf on a nationally syndicated radio program and appears frequently on TSN.
Top Customer Reviews
This season my wife joined one of my leagues, and I purchased this book to help her adjustment to the sport. And while it was purchased for her, I found myself reading it as well. Much of what was in there, I already knew (I'm already to a point of preparing the ice for league play), but it never hurts to read what you think you know as confirmation. And, upon occasion, the book added some "that makes sense" thoughts through my head.
If you want to learn the basics and read it in a simplified yet fun way, this book is idea. And even if you've played for a few years and "think you know it anyway" it probably wouldn't hurt to read the book.
It also gives some background and history on alot of the aspects of curling, which help you better understand the sport as a whole. Anyone who thinks curling is easy needs to sit down and read the book and sign up for a class. There's nothing 'easy' or 'dumb' about it, but you will meet alot of very interesting people and gain a new respect for the people who have been doing this their entire lives.
I used it while taking a Curling class here locally....it was great fun, it had all the information I would ever need, and it helped me keep up with the lingo and rules without looking like a total homer....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A terrific book in a very useful series of books. Now I can understand the rules and strategies! Even Nancy Kwan wants to cover curling in her new position at Fox Sports....Published on August 6, 2013 by Acornbooksnorthwest
Easy read lots of information a must for every person who wants to learn about the great sport of curlingPublished on June 11, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Amazon is the best! I purchased "Curling for Dummies" for my brother and he loved it! It is easy text. Nothing above your head talk. Amazon has fast and efficient service. Read morePublished on March 3, 2011 by kaw
A fun, easy to read book that covers the sport of curling from A to Z. No stone is left unturned (no pun intended!). Read morePublished on December 19, 2010 by A. Herrmann
Back in February of 2010 my wife and I were watching curling in the Olympics and my wife, not familiar with the sport (I knew a little about it, enough to be dangerous), became... Read morePublished on September 19, 2010 by N. Trachta
From the perspective of the person who curled for several years 8 years ago and is now getting back into the sport by founding a new club, this is a great book with a look of good... Read morePublished on February 27, 2010 by Eric Cable
I picked up curling just after the 2006 Olympics. This book does a pretty good job covering all the aspects of curling, from scoring, sweeping, delivery, and more. Read morePublished on April 26, 2007 by N. Witcraft