Sam lives on a golf course and has a best friend, Max, who is a golf ball. When Dad asks Sam to play in the big tournament with him, he explains that there is more to golf than just hitting a golf ball high and far. With the help of Max and some new friends, golf rules, terms, and etiquette are revealed so that Sam will be ready for the big day. By the end of the book, Sam realizes that there are still things to learn, but now understands what Dad was talking about. Sam Learns Golf was written as a book that could be either read to toddlers or read by young children - (it's also a great tool for those parents or grandparents who want to plant the golfing seed into a future golfer's little mind).
By playing a hole that is right behind the house, Sam's new friends are able to explain some of the important, but sometimes not so utilized, rules and etiquette. They touch upon the major points of golf: the parts of the golf hole, scoring, upkeep of the golf course, and more. After finishing the first real hole of golf, Sam realizes that there is a lot more to the game than just "gripping it and ripping it". Among other things, Sam learns about consideration of other golfers and the fact that every shot isn't going to be perfect. The friends walk Sam through the basic rules and principles of the game and also introduce a mental approach that will make the game more enjoyable.