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New Golf Book is First Comprehensive Guide to Florida's Golf Resorts and Golf Attractions


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Sarasota, Fla (February 2002)--52 Great Florida Golf Getaways by Ed Schmidt Jr, a newly published book,offers golfers--even non-golfers--everything they need to know to plan the golf getaway of a lifetime.

The 192-page softcover book, is the first comprehensive review of all of Florida's major golf resorts and golf attractions. 52 Great Florida Golf Getaways is a unique source for the avid golfer, casual golfers, non-golfing spouses, travel agents, meeting planners, business executives and others seeking information about the state's best resorts and golf courses.

According to author Ed Schmidt Jr. "Today's golf vaction experience is more family oriented. There are more women and juniors playing than ever before." He adds, "In recent years, Florida's golf resorts have added spas, huge, entertainment-oriented swimming pools and children's programs making the properties even more appealing to non-golfers in the family."

The book is filled with information on courses, strategies, golf schools and course architects. For non-golfers, Schmidt has highlighted numerous off-the-course activities such as top notch shopping and dining and nearby attractions. Meeting and convention planners will find meeting space specifications. Also included are phone numbers and Web-sites for resorts.

Ed Schmidt Jr, a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, is the world's foremost authority on Florida's golf resorts. An independent travel and golf writer with more than 1,200 articles and columns, Schmidt is travel editor for PGA Tour Partners magazine and golf editor for Corporate Meetings & Incentives magazine.

Pineapple Press is a Sarasota, Florida-based publisher. 52 Great Florida Golf Getaways is sold in major bookstores, a,,
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