Have you caught the "golfing bug?" Lately, it seems as if everyone has it. If you've decided to join the growing packs of enthusiastic golfers, Golf Basics 101 will ease you into the wonderful world of golfing with a heaping helping of grace, style, and proper form. Golf enthusiast and physical education instruction instructor, Larry Duncan, has written this insider's guide to beginner's golf--focused on cluing you in to the unique language, manners, and nuances that sets the sport of golf apart from other sports. Golf isn't tennis and it's not football or basketball either. There is a unique language and etiquette that you must master if you want to excel and "play nice" with other golfers. A few of the golfing fundamentals you'll learn include: o Golf terminology o Golf course behavior and etiquette o Selection and Care of Golfing equipment o Training and educational options Duncan devotes an entire chapter to club selection--skillfully explaining the purpose, and pro and con of each type of golf club, before explaining how to perfect your stance, grip, and putting techniques. If you follow Duncan's instructions, you'll greatly increase your chance of hitting the golf ball exactly where you want it to land. Isn't that what the game is all about? Once you've mastered your basic golfing technique, you'll spend a lot of time practicing on the golf course. To help you avoid common challenges, Duncan discusses the essential elements of the golf course, telling you exactly what types of traps to expect and things to consider when you are planning your ideal golf outing. Golf Basics 101 provides all of the tips and pointers you'll need to enjoy a rousing, rewarding round of beginner's golf. As Duncan puts it: "A bad day on the golf course beats the best day a person can have at work."
How to know when you're getting too goofy on the green You know you're a golfing fanatic when there is a suspicious looking dent next to the cat flap from the last time you "put the cat out." If this sounds all too familiar, read on to find out whether you're one iron short of a set or if you can still escape the fairway unscathed!
So you're writing a contemporary or historical mystery, or a romantic suspense thriller, or an urban fantasy, and your hero's packing but you don't know beans about guns. And your heroine's a ballistics technician in the city's Anti-Lycan Policing Organization (ALPO) and she's going to make the positive ballistics identification on the silver bullet that took down the head of the Wolverine gang, but you've got the same problem there. And you don't want to depend on CSI Paranormal, because you don't trust them to get the details right, much less real. Tremble no more, because this primer's for you. In this compact, easy-to-understand guide, an experienced mystery writer and target shooter takes you step by step through the mysteries of firearms and the ballistics that track them. You'll learn the theory behind forensic ballistics, the timeline of firearms and forensics development dating back to the 10th century, the different categories of firearms, and what's involved in a ballistics examination. It's topped off with some examples of real-life historical crimes, showing how forensics technology advanced since 1912. But there's more here than boring old facts. How does it feel to grab a large-caliber pistol and fire it in self-defense for the first time? What can a criminal do to camouflage a murder weapon? And how can a detective track a weapon so camouflaged? Which is best for a long-range firefight, a rifle, pistol, or shotgun? For a close-in, darkened room? What can a determined beginning shooter do to improve her wrist strength? There's a lot involved in firearms and ballistics. But with this handy primer in your Kindle, you'll be armed and ready to write before you can say "submachine gun." Oh, and did I mention it's illustrated?