4 out of 4 stars
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Swing Hard in Case You Hit It by Tom Stevens is a fun and informative guide written for new golf players.
With forty years of experience in the game, Tom Stevens shares some of the most pivotal and comical moments he has encountered through the years. His advice mostly encompasses some of the basics that are helpful to beginners. The content goes beyond the game itself and includes other aspects such as healthy habits that anyone preparing for their first tournament should consider. Another section is dedicated to explaining the equipment and clothing a beginner may need while another emphasizes on the need for patience during the growth process. The book also explores the social side of the game and explains that playing golf brings people together regardless of their rank or status.
I liked that the author maintains a light-hearted approach when writing the book. He includes some humorous events he has witnessed during the years. The hilarious moments are interposed with some sound advice. This way, even though the book remains instructional, it is not bland and it continues to captivate throughout.
The book is brief which ensures that the content is not overwhelming especially since it is written for beginners. I liked that much of it is centered on basic elements which if considered and mastered could lead to better chances for growth for anyone interested in golf. The inclusion of the author’s experiences also adds helpful information to the already informative content. In one experience, Stevens shares how playing golf with a higher ranking officer created a friendship that may not have developed if both did not share a love for golf.
I also liked that the book includes other elements not directly related to golf such as the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle which translates to higher chances of success when playing. The author explains the type of exercises which are helpful to a golfer, important dietary habits as well as the benefit of making time for resting. He also adds further sources of information that are helpful for further reading.
However, I found the table of contents’ section to be lacking as it does not fully expound on what the book contains.
Swing Hard in Case You Hit It by Tom Stevens is well edited and I only identified a few grammatical errors. Readers who are new to the game of golf will find the information contained very helpful. However, since the content is primarily focused on the basics, experienced players may find that they are already familiar with the lessons contained and hence may not enjoy it as much. I rate it 4 out of 4 stars.
Swing Hard in Case You Hit It
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