Teaching Kids Golf: A Baffled Parent's Guide by Bernadette B. MooreTeaching Kids Golf: A Baffled Parent's Guide by Bernadette B. Moore

Teaching Kids Golf: A Baffled Parent's Guide

byBernadette B. Moore

Paperback | May 29, 2001

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Teaching Kids Golf is all any parent will ever need to welcome a child to the sport he or she will play for a lifetime. Written by a golfer with more than 25 years of teaching kids and adults at some of the country's most prestigious golf schools, this latest addition to the acclaimed Baffled Parent's series covers everything from the basics of proper grip and swing techniques, to putting, pitching, driving, and managing time on the course.

  • Q&A sections provide solutions to problems new instructors face
  • Designed for golfing and non-golfing parents alike
  • Takes a drill-based approach to teaching the basics
Bernadette “Detty” Moore (Beaumont, TX) is a Class A Member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division and a professor of physical education at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
Title:Teaching Kids Golf: A Baffled Parent's GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 7.2 × 0.37 inPublished:May 29, 2001Publisher:International Marine & Ragged Mountain PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071370250

ISBN - 13:9780071370257


Table of Contents

Foreword by Sandra H. Eriksson


1. Creating a Positive Atmosphere

A Word on Teaching

Be a Role Model

Be Encouraging

Taking the Game to the Course

Keeping Score

Play the Ball as It Lies

Keep Them Challenged


Play Your Own Game

Winning and Losing

Misbehaving on the Course

A Word on Physical Conditioning

Questions and Answers

2. Before Hitting the Golf Course: Golf in a Nutshell

Introduction to Golf

Getting Started

A Typical Scenario on the Course


Basic Rules

3. The Journey of a Lifetime

History of Golf


Everything But the Clubs

Questions and Answers

4. Fundamentals

Teaching GPA: Grip, Posture, and Alignment




Preshot Routine

Questions and Answers

5. Putting and Chipping

Teaching Putting

Teaching Chipping

Putting and Chipping Drills

Putting and Chipping Games

Questions and Answers

6. Pitching and the Full Swing

Pitch Shot

Full Swing

Ball Flight

Pitching and Full-Swing Drills

Pitching and Full-Swing Games

Questions and Answers

7. Bunker Shots


Beyond the Basic Sand Shot

Drills for the Bunker

8. Special Shots

Hilly Lies

Around Trees


Drills for Special Shots


The Rules Simplified



Associations and Organizations
Web Sites and Electronic Newsletters



About the Author