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The Original “Putt Girl” Brings the Game of Golf to Children
Rock Hill, SC – Deborah Saunders grew up knowing two things: one, that she loved to play golf; and two, that she loved to write. How she chose to bring these two loves together is a story in itself, and one that she is only too happy to share as she introduces you to a little girl named Paige, the main character in her children’s book “Putt Girl … Best Day Yet.”
Having a father who loved golf, and an older brother who also played, Deborah’s fondest wish was to learn how to play golf herself. With her Dad’s patient instruction and explanations, and utilizing her own natural skill, she did fulfill her wish, playing during childhood, high school, and even winning a scholarship to play golf in college. But through all those years, she noticed something.
“There were many young girls playing golf, but no other girls playing golf who looked like me ….and no young women of color playing golf in high school or college either. In the back of my mind, I’ve always wanted to open their eyes to this game I love so much.”
In this first “Putt Girl” book, part of a series, Paige learns some tips of the game and some of the game’s vocabulary. In book number two, now in its early stages, fans will learn more about the game and meet some of Paige’s friends. And Deborah can’t wait to bring them all together!
After decades of dreaming about introducing young girls of color to golf, Deborah feels good that she has come full circle with the game of golf – from student to teacher, as she always knew she would. How could she be so sure?
“Because,” as the original Putt Girl tells her young fans, “Putt Girls love to learn, are confident, set goals, are fearless, love to have fun, and Putt Girls never give up!”
“Putt Girl … Best Day Yet” is available for purchase on PuttGirl.com and Amazon.com
“Putt Girl, Best Day Yet”
“Putt Girl, Best Day Yet” is the first book in the Putt Girl book series that was created to empower and encourage young readers.
“My wish,” says author Deborah Cousar-Saunders, “is that the book series will serve as a tutorial to young readers who have an interest in golf but don’t know how to play. They will learn the game of golf along with the main character of the book, 8 year old Paige. As Paige discovers the different ways to grip the club, how to swing, putt, chip, club selection, etc., so will young readers. They will also learn golf terminology.”
Paige is a confident, smart, adventurous young girl who loves her family and friends. She’s also an avid reader who reads the dictionary daily to discover a new word. Once she has found her new word, she challenges herself to use the word the entire day in sentences. Paige is a character with whom young readers will be able to identify. She is not perfect, she makes mistakes and she enjoys being a kid.
There are many life lessons taught through golf such as, problem solving, how to focus, safety, persistence, listening, punctuality, humility, respect, visioning and so much more. Girls and boys too will see how Paige handles different situations. Whether it’s how to read a putt, proper club selection, time management and friendships, this book will help children, parents, and teachers navigate through some of life’s challenges.
The book is beautifully illustrated by the very talented Remi Bryant. The illustrations are colorful and bold, and each helps children to visualize the story and keep them more engaged in the book.
“Putt Girl … Best Day Ever” is available for purchase on PuttGirl.com and Amazon.com