Peter Townsend took over from Harry Bradshaw at Portmarnock Golf Club in 1983 and was resident professional there until 1991. Townsend was a child golfing prodigy and won British Boys in 1962 and 1964 and the following year was selected for the Walker Cup in 1965. He turned professional in 1966 and was selected for Ryder Cups in 1969 (‘Dead Heat’) and 1971 and tried his hand at breaking into the US circuit. In 1969 he married Joe Carr’s niece, the model, Lorna Hogan who died suddenly of a brain haemorrhage in 1994 after which he remarried.
The books is in the form of cartoon strips drawn by Richard Hughes and takes the reader through the fundamentals of golf: Swing, Drive, Irons, Fairway Woods, Putting, Bunkers and Strategy.