Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Children’s Book Review: Coach Me Golf! By William Zinkus

My 7-year-old boys have been taking golf lessons, and they love it! It’s a great activity to share with their dad, who attends the lessons with them. At the WonderDads website, they specialize in activities that children can do with their fathers, and they have a terrific line of sports-related books that teach the rules of the game in a professional but fun and family-friendly way.

I had the opportunity to review the book, Coach Me Golf! The Most Fun Ways to Learn Golf for Kids Ages 3-13, by William Zinkus, a two-time state high school champion golf coach. This book is a real gem! It’s just loaded with information about golf terminology, keeping score, golf gear, gripping and swinging the club, putting, rules of the game and so much more. The pages are colorful and brightly illustrated, and my boys just loved reading it. They especially like the Fun Facts spread throughout the book. (For example, I bet you didn’t know that on the Pacific island of Tonga, a local rule states that there is no penalty if a monkey steals your golf ball!) In fact, my sons were so excited about this book that one of them chose it for a school book report.

I put Coach Me Golf! to the test in another way by showing it to their golf instructor, a professional golfer. He was extremely impressed with it. He said it was loaded with a lot of valuable and accurate information. His only criticism was that it might be a little too advanced for a preschooler, as the subtitle notes. Other than that, he found this book to be a very valuable resource for kids who want to learn how to golf.

Other books in this series from WonderDads include:

Head over to the WonderDads store at www.wonderdads.com/store to order these fabulous books. Fathers, mothers and kids will find them fun, interesting, and helpful!


  1. Anonymous4:51 PM

    I can only hope "Teach Me Hockey" is currently being written? :)

  2. USGA golf rules can be very confusing. This illustrated version makes them clear and easy to understand with excellent illustrations and relevant examples. Great book for anyone wanting to learn the proper application of the rules.


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