Golf is a simple game. You have a bunch of clubs and a ball. You have to hit the ball with a club into a series of holes laid out in the middle of a large, grassy field. As simple as it is, many people believe golf is the hardest game in the world. If you're like most golfers, you play the sport for fun, relaxation, and a chance to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. If you're like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, or Tiger Woods, you get to do all thatÂ âÂ and make a gazillion dollars to boot!Golf for Dummies, 2nd Edition, is a valuable tool for men and women of all ages who want to know more about golf or improve their game. Whether you're new to golf or a long-time duffer, this updated version of the bestselling guide will get you into the swing of things by helping you to:Master grip, stance, and swingFix common faultsImprove your puttingKnow the score on rules and etiquetteTake advantage of high-tech equipmentShape up with golf-specific exercisesDiscover how to take strokes off your game by improving the technique of your swing with step-by-step photos. Then master the all important putt to even better your score. Golf For Dummies, 2nd Edition, also covers the following topics and more:How to choose your golf balls and clubsGetting and staying in golf shapeGetting the most from your lessonsWhere to play and who to play withDeveloping your own swingPutting, chipping, and pitchingSpecial shots, conditions, and considerationsAuthor and CBS television golf analyst Gary McCord is a PGA Senior Tour champion and a golf instructor to many celebrities.