Debbie Waitkus' Wonderful Book for New and Returning Golfers
With Get Your Golf On!
Here's a book that makes a perfect gift for the woman you'd like to play golf with, except that she doesn't play. For all of the advancements in golf for women, the game still puts off newbies.
The guys will just bluff their way through the awkwardness of picking up a new sport, but women want to feel welcome, invited, competent. Debbie Waitkus has succeeded in presenting a smart, friendly invitation to women by giving them all the information they need to feel comfortable at a golf course.
"Debbie is a friend who has worked tirelessly to empower women through the game of golf. As a PGA Professional and LPGA T & CP Professional, we welcome all women to get out on the golf course to enjoy everything golf has to offer. As Debbie's title states, read this book and "Get Your Golf On,"
~ Suzy Whaley
Director of Instruction Suzy Whaley Golf, Golf Digest Top 50 Instructor, 2019 President, PGA of America
“What a great book! Great quotes and great bold emphasis and definitions! Congratulations!”
~ John Pat Bourassa
USGTF Certified Golf Instructor
“Get Your Golf On” is a wonderful handbook to accompany your golf instruction and get you playing the game. Ultimately, you have to feel like you belong in the sport. This little book will have you feeling like a golfer before you ever take the first swing.
“Debbie Waitkus covers the basics in what to wear, what equipment you need, and how to navigate around the course. She introduces you to ‘golf lingo’ and speaks to you as a supportive friend, sharing stories and quotes from others that have ventured into this game. Their insight will give you the confidence to accept invitations to play, and inspire you to ask others to play with you. So, take your lessons from an LPGA or PGA Professional, read this handbook and join us at the course. We are waiting for you on the tee!”
~ Sandy LaBauve
LPGA and PGA Class A Teaching Professional, Founder of LPGA*USGA Girls Golf
"Debbie's book is a WINNER! This all-inclusive golf book covers everything a new golfer wants and needs to know on the journey from the initial understanding of equipment, apparel, terminology, rules, and etiquette to the importance of skill development, and finally, taking those skills to the golf course to play this wonderful game we all love...a terrific progression that will help the knowledge, transfer, and comfort level of every new golfer. I recommend this book to my students as it effectively answers so many of the questions new players tend to have in a friendly and easy to understand manner. The stories that are shared throughout the book show the significant connection between business and golf...a very nice addition. Congratulations, Debbie...well done!"
~ Deb Vangellow
LPGA Master Professional, LPGA Past National President, Riverbend Country Club - Houston, Texas
“In this wonderful little book are the keys for easy access to my happy place—and it can become yours too—the golf course! Get Your Golf On! is a delightful collection of tips, anecdotes, information, and expertise collected from people who love the game and wish to share it with you.”
~ Nancy Lopez Russell
LPGA, World Golf Hall of Fame
"In this easy to read guide for beginning golfers, Debbie Waitkus of Golf for Cause shares her enthusiasm for the game and encouragement for all those women who want to play golf but are perhaps too intimidated to start. Beginning with her own story of hitting the course for the first time, she answers every question a beginning golfer is likely to ask. What to wear, what equipment to buy, borrow or rent, where to practice, and basic tips about golf etiquette and rules every golfer should know. Including reflections from a wide variety of recreational and professional golfers, Get Your Golf On! offers inspiration for every beginning golfer. Deb's goal in writing the book was to remove the fear factor so many new golfers face. Get Your Golf On! does just that."
~ Pat Mullaly
"A valuable book for so many types of golfers: tentative ("not sure if I want to get into this game") golfers, those just starting out or even playing for a couple of years, and experienced golfers looking to improve their personal or business relationships through golf. I highly recommend this to golfers of all skill levels and will encourage my students to get a copy today! A fabulous guide for building your confidence in the game of golf."
~ Char Carson
LPGA Teaching Professional
"Any female who is toying with the idea of playing golf but is nervous about what to expect will love this book. It breaks down the fear-factor and anxiety so many novice female golfers have about playing golf, especially since it's such a male dominated sport and there are very few resources for us women. Even as an avid golfer, I found it interesting and really fun to read.
“What I really enjoyed is how descriptive Debbie is in explaining the various aspects of the game from what equipment to use, how it's used to what gear you need and why. Even what to do at the range. Get Your Golf On! answers every question a new golfer has about playing golf. The dialogue made me feel like I was having a one-on-one chat with one of my best friends about golf. Brilliant!"
~ Christina Thompson
Founder & CEO Golf4Her
"What an impressive collection of universal experiences! Rich with information and common-sense advice, this book is the next best thing to having a personal golf mentor. Throughout the book are reflections of women who became Debbie's (the author's) friends. They are women who enjoy golf and its social, business and health advantages. Their anecdotes relate what can happen to you when you "Get Your Golf On!"
~ Jan Bel Jan
ASGCA Golf Course Architect, Jan Bel Jan Golf Course Design, 2019-2020 President ASGCA
"Here's a book that makes a perfect gift for the woman you'd like to play golf with, except that she doesn't play. For all of the advancements in golf for women, the game still puts off newbies. The guys will just bluff their way through the awkwardness of picking up a new sport, but women want to feel welcome, invited, competent. With Get Your Golf On! Debbie Waitkus has succeeded in presenting a smart, friendly invitation to women by giving them all the information they need to feel comfortable at a golf course.
“She's not teaching the swing, the chip and the putt; rather, she offers tips on learning and practicing, plus all of the ancillary information required to make a tee time, check in, dress appropriately, keep score, navigate the golf course and observe all of the important etiquette and important rules."
~ Susan Fornoff
Gotta Go Golf
"Get Your Golf On! is an easy read with specific tools to build your golf confidence and knowledge of what this fabulous game is all about. It will definitely give you knowledge to get you on the "radar screen" of your colleagues and bosses. As women, we want to know as much as possible about what we are getting into. So, for those of you looking to get into the sport of golf, Get Your Golf On! will certainly help you with your learning curve. It's a 'high five read."
~ Pam Swensen
P.S. Let’s Talk Golf
"As a relatively new golfer I was fortunate to have as my first mentor a women business professional. Not only did she teach me to play from the forward tees in the beginning ("you'll learn faster" is all I needed to hear), but she helped school me in the art and science of building relationships on the golf course. Women are natural relationship builders, and since then I've learned that they therefore have a huge advantage in playing business golf with men. I strongly encourage you share this book with anyone you know that wants to have more prosperity, energy and joy, it's a book I wish I had when I started to learn to play golf ten years ago."
~ Tom Matzen
International best-selling author, speaker, and serial entrepreneur @ravingfans4life
She's Not Teaching the Swing, The Chip and the Putt. Rather, she offers tips on learning and practicing, plus all of the ancillary information required to make a tee time, check in, dress appropriately, keep score, navigate the golf course and observe all of the important etiquette and important rules.
~ Susan Fornoff, Gotta Go Golf