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Altshuler takes a rollicking trip across the course, mixing a lot of fun into a long list detailing the dos and don'ts of golf play --Publishers Weekly

Golf Foreplay isn't just a new book with a catchy title and a sassy cover. It's got some substance to go with that style and tude. --Jason Scott Deegan, worldgolf.com

Golf jokes tee off each chapter and range from amusing to side-spitting. Despite all the laughs, this is a useful book that looks seriously at the game. --Publishers Weekly - April 18, 2011

A morning DJ from Maine takes us on a rollicking trip across the links, mixing a golfbag-load of fun into a seemingly endless list of what can and cannot be done while playing the game. Laughs aside, this is a highly useful book that looks at golf from a fundamentally reverential perspective --AARP.org - April, 2011

Golf jokes tee off each chapter and range from amusing to side-spitting. Despite all the laughs, this is a useful book that looks seriously at the game. --Publishers Weekly - April 18, 2011

A morning DJ from Maine takes us on a rollicking trip across the links, mixing a golfbag-load of fun into a seemingly endless list of what can and cannot be done while playing the game. Laughs aside, this is a highly useful book that looks at golf from a fundamentally reverential perspective --AARP.org - April, 2011

About the Author

Ken Altshuler has been practicing law in Portland, Maine, since 1985, with a primary focus on Family Law. He has held a variety of roles in the Maine State Bar Association Family Law section and taught Family Law at Maine colleges and universities. His expertise in family and child law has lead to numerous committee appointments for both National and State organizations. Ken is both the vice-president and the newsletter editor for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is also the co-host of the popular 560 WGAN morning drive talk radio show. He plays golf every chance he gets.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Sellers Publishing Inc (March 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416206299
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416206293
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,314,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Overall, a really helpful, fun read about the stuff you need to know before you switch from just taking lessons or hitting balls on the driving range to actually playing golf. You learn about golf etiquette and customs on the course, as well as enough history, lingo and humor so you can be part of a golf conversation. He's also brave enough to take on the subject of how the handicap system works.

I took off a star because Altshuler is a decade or so behind in learning to welcome women to golf. When he's conscious about it, he does okay, mentioning a couple of women among the sport's stars, and encouraging men to consider taking lessons from women's pros. But sometimes his "old school" thinking takes over. Example: "You may notice that golf professionals always wear long pants. This is not because they have knobby knees. It is because it is a requirement of their professional golf association (PGA)." Whoa, I say to myself, that's not true of women pros! Later in the paragraph he talks about women garb, but it's too late...he's already dissed the gals. How about the section on "Golf tournaments" where he claims, "Any golfer, professional or amateur, who has a handicap of 1.4 or lower may attempt to qualify for the U.S. Open." Wrong. Perhaps forgivable if he added a section on the LPGA tour, but he didn't. Ken, please update the book to correct the misinformation and include the LPGA and I'll buy THAT edition for all my golfing friends.
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There are literally thousands of golf books on the market today. Books that analyze every aspect of the swing, books about golfers, and books about where to play. Golf Foreplay fills an important niche for golfers at all levels; the beginner to the touring pro. It covers every aspect of the game except how to hit the ball and score.
Ken Altshuler has done a terrific job in making what could be a boring dull read into an entertaining fun and at times self deprecating look at the game we all love.
I highly recommend the book for anyone interested in the game of golf.
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Good book for beginners, people who have no clue of the rules. I have just played with friends. No serious play. What an eye opener when I joined a couple golf groups!! I had no clue of the rules. This book provided much needed information now that I play organized golf. It's a simple read, well written & very funny. I recommend it to all beginner golfers - and maybe some that I've played with who think they know what they're doing on a course but obviously don't. Like PACE OF PLAY!
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From the title to the final page Ken Altshuler has created a must read book focusing how to have fun playing golf.
Even after playing golf for 35 years I found so many insights and facts about golf that I couldn't wait for the next chapter. Ken makes it easy for the new and veteran golfer to understand the rules of golf. Each chapter begins with a laugh out loud joke to set the stage of what you are about to read and something to share the next time you play.
If you are new to golf or looking for a way to entice your spouse,child or firend to take up the game, Golf Foreplay is the perfect gift. The reader will have confidence and insight when playing with more experienced golfers.
Ken covers the basics of the rules and most especially the etiquette of golf which will miminze those uncomfortable moments.
The boook is sprinkled with facts, pictures and antedotes to support the more complex aspects of the game so you can see examples of the rules being explained in words.
Unlike most golf books trying to re-engineer your swing Golf Foreplay only seeks to inform and entertain you to have a more enjoyable experience on the golf course.
This book is a great gift for any occasion and for anyone! Ken's love of the game and great sense of humor is the heart and soul of Golf Foreplay!
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