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Periodical Profile:  Golf & Tennis Magazines

The library is buzzing with the influx of summer residents and visitors.  Books and DVDS are flying off the shelves as fast as we can put them back into circulation. (Sometimes faster!) That means that summer is in full swing!  Speaking of swing … how is your golf or tennis swing?  If you are looking to improve your game or want to read up on the pros, check out the following magazines in our reading room. 

Golf Magazine
Since 1959 this monthly magazine has been helping the recreational golfer improve his or her knowledge and skills.  It covers all aspects of the sport, from providing instruction and clarifying rules, to profiles of professional golfers.  Q &A columns and information on equipment, golf courses, events and golf related travel destinations are regular features.  The June issues contain the U.S. Open magazine.  In the current issue (August, 2011), Golf Magazine introduces Joe Posnanski, “a celebrated writer for Sports Illustrated [who] makes his debut” with a regular column on the back page.  Also new in August is “Front9” the front section of the magazine where you can find interviews and rules & advice explained by technical and short-game specialist, Dave Pelz.

Tennis Magazine
This magazine, which has been around for over 40 years, is the most popular tennis magazine on the market.  Published monthly with combined issues for January/February, July/August, September/October, November/December, there are eight issues a year.  Tennis caters to players of all levels, from novice to advanced.  Readers will enjoy excellent articles providing instruction, advice, reviews for equipment and gear, information on nutrition, health and fitness and tennis related travel.  Of course, you will find coverage of major tennis tournaments and interviews and articles about professional players.  The excellent photos and low number of advertisements make this 100 page magazine an informative and enjoyable read.

Golf and Tennis are filed in the reading room in alphabetical order.  Lift the shelf to find the back issues which can be checked out.  Like CDs and DVDs, you can check out 6 magazines at a time.  Next time you are in the Library, browse the magazine area.  You may be surprised at the number and variety of titles you will find.

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