Bring Joy and Colour to the Game of Golf!
The colouring book is a fun and interactive way to guide you through how to 'GET READY TO GOLF!' with your very own caddie Marty. Kids of all ages (grown up kids included) will learn the basics of the game while colouring and being creative.
This book is dedicated to my son, Mateo Macaluso, whose favourite pastime was playing golf and colouring golf pictures. He had a love and passion for golf that would make any dad proud. We loved spending time together talking about golf and hitting balls at the driving range.
How the Book Was Made
My son and I were born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, so it only felt right to keep the colouring book local as well. I started the process by reaching out to local illustrators and editors. I put an ad out for both positions and within one day I had over a dozen illustrators and 3 editors reply.
To find the right illustrator, I asked them to submit a single picture of a character playing sports. Kat Smith caught my attention with her sample drawing of a sports figure bouncing a basketball.
Marnie Woodrow reached out to me about editing the content of the colouring book. I was truly blown away when Marnie replied and asked to have a coffee meeting so we could discuss my book. After a fantastic meeting, I was able to leave her with the notes for the book. Within 1 week she returned the book all polished up.
From there I was able to bring the finished draft and illustrations to Marianna Zabielska at Print Factory Ink in west Hamilton. Marianna was terrific in helping me choose the right paper and weight for the book. She was also helpful in locating a ISBN number for the book before the final print of the first edition.