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Best Golf Books
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Harvey Penick's Little Red Book
Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf
Harvey Penick - 2012-05-08 (first published in 1992)
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The twentieth anniversary edition of this classic work—the bestselling golf instruction book of all time and hailed as “the golfer's equivalent of The Elements of Style” (The New York Times)—includes a new introduction by a prominent golfer, twenty new illustrations, and never-before-published materials from the Penick family archives.The most belo...
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Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
Bob Rotella - 1995-05-09
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Filled with insightful stories about golf, Dr. Bob Rotella’s delightful book will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.Dr. Bob Rotella is one of the hottest performance consultants in America today. Among his many professional clients are Nick Price (last year's Player of the Year), Tom Kite, Davis Love III, Pat Bradley, Brad Fax...
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Ben Hogan's Five Lessons
The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
Ben Hogan - 1985-09-20 (first published in 1957)
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an alternate cover edition can be found hereA timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sport—fully illustrated with drawings and diagrams to improve your game instantly.Ben Hogan, one of the greatest golfers in the history ...
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Zen Golf
Mastering the Mental Game
Joseph Parent - 2005-05-01 (first published in 2002)
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In this ground-breaking approach to golf instruction, Dr Joseph Parent, both a noted PGA Tour coach and a respected Buddhist teacher, draws on this natural connection to teach golfers how to play with more consistency and less frustration, and consequently how to lower their scores....
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The Match
The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever
Mark Frost - 2009-03-17 (first published in 2007)
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In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era -- Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan -- against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. The year: 1956. Decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and a...
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The Big Miss
My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
Hank Haney - 2013-03-12 (first published in 2012)
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Hank Haney's candid, surprisingly insightful account of his tumultuous six-year journey with Tiger Woods, during which the supremely gifted golfer collected six major championships and rewrote golf history. Hank was one of very few people allowed behind the curtain and observed Tiger in nearly every circumstance. There's never been a book about Tig...
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The Greatest Game Ever Played
Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
Mark Frost - 2004-11-03 (first published in 2002)
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THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED is the story of Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon, who in pursuit of their passion for a game that captivated them as children, broke down rigid social barriers that made their sport accessible to everyone on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond, positioning golf as one of the most widely played games in the world. Ouim...
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A Life Well Played
My Stories (Commemorative Edition)
Arnold Palmer - 2017-09-19
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The commemorative edition of the instant New York Times bestseller--now with a foreword by Jack Nicklaus!"A wonderful compilation that reflects who he was as a person, as a golfer, and as someone who believed in giving back. He was a champion at each turn, and it was an honor not just knowing him and competing against him for nearly 60 years, but a...
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Golf My Way
The Instructional Classic, Revised and Updated
Jack Nicklaus - 2005-03-07 (first published in 1974)
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Hailed as a classic and read everywhere golf is played, Golf My Way has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide since it was first published in 1974.Finally, Jack Nicklaus, golf's leading master, definitively covers the whole of his game through a lifetime of greatness. Golf My Way presents an all-inclusive, A-to-Z explanation of how this greates...
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A Good Walk Spoiled
Days and Nights on the Pga Tour
John Feinstein - 1995-06-01
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One of Mark Twain's wryer observations provides the title for this captivating chronicle of a year in the life of the best golfers on the planet. Rich in the inherent drama and tension of competition, and filled with irony, humor, color, and personal detail, John Feinstein's A Good Walk Spoiled ambles beyond fairways and greens into an often-powerf...
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The Bogey Man
George Plimpton - 2016-04-26
Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible by Dave Pelz
Putting Out of Your Mind by Bob Rotella
Every Shot Counts by Mark Broadie
Golf in the Kingdom by Michael Murphy
The Last Stand of Payne Stewart by Kevin Robbins
Slaying the Tiger by Shane Ryan
Fearless Golf by Gio Valiante
How I Play Golf by Tiger Woods
Dead Solid Perfect by Dan Jenkins
Dream Golf by Stephen Goodwin
The Practice Manual by Adam Young
Caddy for Life by John Feinstein
A Course Called Ireland by Tom Coyne
My Life in and out of the Rough by John Daly
Secrets of the Short Game by Phil Mickelson
Men in Green by Michael Bamberger
Dave Pelz's Putting Bible by Dave Pelz
No Limits by Ian Poulter
The Second Life of Tiger Woods by Michael Bamberger
Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict
Missing Links by Rick Reilly
Paper Tiger by Tom Coyne
The Anatomy of Greatness by Brandel Chamblee
Golf Is a Game of Confidence by Bob Rotella
The Anatomy of a Golf Course by Tom Doak
Unconscious Putting by Dave Stockton
The Inner Game of Golf by W. Timothy Gallwey
The Dogged Victims of Inexorable Fate by Dan Jenkins
The Making of the Masters by David Owen
The 500 World's Greatest Golf Holes by Editors of Golf Magazine
7 Laws of the Golf Swing by Nick Bradley
SEVE by Severiano Ballesteros
Training a Tiger by Earl Woods
Golf Rules Quick Reference 2019 by Yves C. Ton-That
The First Major by John Feinstein
Every Shot Must Have a Purpose by Pia Nilsson
Be a Player by Pia Nilsson
No Hiding in The Open by John Hoskison
Arnie by Tom Callahan
Final Rounds by James Dodson
Practical Golf by John Jacobs
Ernest Jones' Swing The Clubhead method by Ernest Jones
Bobby Jones on Golf by Robert Tyre Jones
The Unstoppable Golfer by Bob Rotella
Extraordinary Golf by Fred Shoemaker
Power Golf by Ben Hogan
True Links by Malcolm Campbell
The Impact Zone by Bobby Clampett
How to Play the World's Most Exclusive Golf Clubs by John Sabino
The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses by Tom Doak
The Search for the Perfect Golf Club by Tom Wishon
Where Golf Is Great by James W. Finegan
Mind Game by Michael Calvin
The Longest Shot by Neil Sagebiel
The Putting Prescription by Craig L. Farnsworth
Feeling Naked on the First Tee by Ann Kelly
Open by John Feinstein
The A Swing by David Leadbetter
The Architects of Golf by Geoffrey S. Cornish
The Golfing Machine Edition 7.2 Soft Cover Only by Homer Kelley
Bud, Sweat, & Tees by Alan Shipnuck
Faldo/Norman by Andy Farrell
Golf For Dummies by Gary McCord
Tales from Q School by John Feinstein
The Green Road Home by Michael Bamberger
Gary Player's Black Book by Gary Player
Leslie Nielson's Stupid Little Golf Book by Leslie Nielson