Fore. Kids Learn Lessons of Golf and Life in Physical Education Expert’s New Children’s Book.

Charlotte, NC, September 27, 2008 --( Attention, country clubs and driving ranges: Golf isn’t just for grown-ups anymore. And a new children’s book from physical education expert Dr. BerNadette Lawson-Williams is providing an engaging entree into the world of golf for the school-age set.

Just published by Outskirts Press (, the full-color “Blossom Bee’s Golf Adventures” promotes the sport of golf while teaching about its rules of play, proper sportsmanship, and healthy lifestyle habits¾all in a language kids will understand and enjoy.

The book introduces Blossom Bee, an adorably inquisitive little girl who catches the golf bug one day after discovering a golf ball for the very first time. That sets off a series of questions for Blossom Bee’s mom, an accomplished golfer herself who patiently answers her daughter’s endearing queries on the game (after hearing about tees, for instance, Blossom Bee asks, “You mean the letter of the alphabet that comes before U and V?”). When her dad shows up, Blossom Bee learns more about the sport—including scoring, etiquette, and the infamous sand trap. It all culminates in a powerful swing—and a major compliment from a golf vet named “Tiger.”

For Lawson-Williams, who holds degrees in physical education and sports management, “Blossom Bee’s Golf Adventures” is an outgrowth of her passion for fitness. She feels strongly that encouraging participation in sports such as golf is our best hope for combating the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. For instance, girls can sometimes feel shut out of participating in sports, but the strong female characters in the book help encourage and empower girls to participate in physical activity.

“This book motivates children to become physically active by showing them the many fun and exciting adventures that they too can encounter while learning how to play a sport,” states Lawson-Williams.

“Blossom Bee’s Golf Adventures” also highlights positive values that are acquired from participating in golf and are transferable to everyday life. As she learns the ins and outs of golf, Blossom Bee is taught the importance of patience, respect, honesty, effort, discipline, and perseverance. And that’s just for starters.

Beautifully illustrated by renowned illustrator Bobbi Switzer, “Blossom Bee’s Golf Adventures” comes complete with fun learning activities, including a word search, word scramble and crossword puzzle to boost core messages.

But this book isn’t just for kids. By showing golf through the eyes of an innocent child, “Blossom Bee’s Golf Adventures” reminds adults why they fell in love with the game in the first place. It also introduces the sport to newcomers of all ages. A vivacious, free-spirited, and charismatic little girl who possesses a passion for learning and physical activity, Blossom Bee is bound to charm her way into the hearts of all readers.

“Blossom Bee’s Golf Adventures” is now available through Ingram, Baker & Taylor,,, and the online bookstore of Outskirts Press, at

Book Information
ISBN: 978-1-4327-0874-0
Format: 8.5x8.5 color paperback Pages: 76
SRP: US$24.95/CAN$31.95 Genre: Sports & Recreation

About the Author: Dr. BerNadette Lawson-Williams is an author, educator, entrepreneur and consultant. She is currently an assistant professor and chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance at Johnson C. Smith University. Lawson-Williams holds a baccalaureate degree in physical education from South Carolina State University, a master’s in exercise and sports science from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and a doctorate in sports management from the United States Sports Academy. She is the author of the personal wellness book “I Don’t Mean to Smash Your Tomatoes, Honey!” and founder of Blossom Sports & Consulting, LLC. A native of Temple Hills, Md., Lawson-Williams lives in Charlotte, N.C., with her husband Don.

Author Contact: Visit her on the Web at BlossomBeesGolfAdventures

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