Despite all the news about the Pacific Northwest heat wave, it’s been beautiful on the Oregon Coast this week. The marine layer has stayed offshore, but the ocean winds have kept us in the upper 60s most of the week. The wildlife is enjoying it, too. I’ve seen more species of butterflies and dragonflies recently than I’ve ever seen here. It’s amazing.
I also noted, as my husband and I drove to our favorite French café for breakfast last week past one of the resorts in town, that it’s perfect weather for golf.
I don’t have a lot to say about golf. I’ve always been, um, directionally challenged when it comes to my golf swing, so I’ve never really committed to learning. But we do have a resident golf expert in the company.
And he has some really cool words of wisdom about golf in his book The First Tee Panic.
Former PGA Golf Professional and bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith walks you step-by-step, club-by-club from your car to the first tee and beyond in a laugh-out-loud style that not only teaches, but entertains.
Any golfer recognizes the fears, the patterns, the downright horrors of the first shot of a round. Ever topped that first shot just off the front edge of the tee box? Or worse yet, whiffed it completely?
Come on, admit it. It happened. Remember?
The problems with that first shot don’t start with the swing. Nope, the problems start in the parking lot. And this book will get you flawlessly from the parking lot, through the clubhouse, onto the driving range, over the putting green, and finally successfully off the first tee with a smile.
It’ll change your golf game and entertain you at the same time.
And what better way to enjoy the summer weather!
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.