Just in time for Christmas is a gift for the golfer in anyone's life -- a publication by Monett's Robert Markovics -- "54 Secrets to Playing Better Golf."
The booklet was developed over a period of seven years and is designed to help existing golfers lower their scores and find greater enjoyment in the game. The booklet will also assist new golfers in evaluating whether golf is a game they should consider playing.
For three months, Markovics has test-marketed the publication locally and said the response has been overwhelming.
"54 Secrets" starts by reviewing six fundamentals all players need to employ in their games. From there, Markovics begins to focus on putting and chipping, two areas of the game where a majority of strokes are incurred.
Markovics also discusses the importance of club selection, course management, dealing with challenges and sand play. His approach to the game is methodical and strategic, so the reader can visualize how to navigate their way around a golf course.
In addition to helping players improve their games, two sections in the booklet offer additional information. One covers course etiquette and the other covers golf terminology.
Markovics said his favorite secrets in the booklet are #37, attitude; #43, patience; and #54, behavior.
"These secrets apply to everyday life," Markovics said.
Golfers can carry the booklet in a golf cart or in their bag. The book is lightweight, assembled from quality paper and low in cost.
The book is available at Bruner's Pharmacy, located at 321 E. Broadway, and at Windmill Ridge Golf Course, located on South Highway 37 in Monett. Copies of the book may also be obtained at www.golf54secrets.com. Corporate discounts are available.
Markovics has been playing golf since the age of 7. He continued to play in junior high, high school and college, evetnaully beoming a pro golfer and playing professionally for two years.