Swinging into Spring

April 15, 2013 | Laura

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What a long, snowy winter we have had! Now that the last blast of winter is hopefully past us it is the perfect time to venture outside and enjoy the weather.  There is no better way to enjoy our city than to partake in some physical activity throughout our more than 1600 parks.  Whether running, cycling, rollerblading or just walking; spring is the perfect time to kick start your physical activity, make good on some long neglected New Year’s resolutions or just enjoy the outdoors. 

I heard on the news this week that the City of Toronto Golf Courses would be opening this month and that got me thinking about my secret desire to play.  I have to admit I am master at mini golf but have never ventured to the real thing.  I grew up with a father who loved to play and watch golf on TV and somehow the desire to master the sport must have started as a child.  I can’t help thinking that this season might be the perfect time to delve into the sport.  As a new mom it might be a good excuse  to have ‘alone’ time and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Toronto Public Library has a large collection of books on the subject including works on golf courses, golf tips and strategies and biographies of some of golf’s greatest.  Below is a small sampling to explore.  I think I should start with Golf for Dummies!  We also carry the magazine Golf Digest at a number of our branches.

Golf for Dummies, 4th Ed

Gary McCord

The Great New Golf Courses of Canada

John Gordon

1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die

Jeff Barr

Beat Your Best Golf Score: Tips and On-Course Strategy from Top PGA Teaching Pros

Tim Baker

Hank Haney's Essentials of the Swing

Hank Haney

Playing Through: A Guide to the Unwritten Rules About Golf

Peter Post

A Golfer's Life

Arnold Palmer and James Dodson

Tiger: The Real Story

Steve Helling

Mike Weir: The Road to the Masters

Lorne Rubenstein

For further information Score Golf, the Voice of Canadian Golf, has produced a handy guide to Toronto and area Golf Courses. 

See you on the links!