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Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
Dr. Bob Rotella - May 09, 1995
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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...
Harvey Penick's Little Red Book
Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf
Harvey Penick - May 08, 2012 (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...
Ben Hogan's Five Lessons
The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
Ben Hogan - Sep 20, 1985 (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 ...
Zen Golf
Mastering the Mental Game
Joseph Parent - May 01, 2005 (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....
The Big Miss
My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
Hank Haney - Mar 12, 2013 (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...
The Match
The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever
Mark Frost - Mar 17, 2009 (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 ...
The Greatest Game Ever Played
Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
Mark Frost - Nov 03, 2004 (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...
A Life Well Played
My Stories (Commemorative Edition)
Arnold Palmer - Sep 19, 2017
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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...
Golf My Way
The Instructional Classic, Revised and Updated
Jack Nicklaus - Mar 07, 2005 (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...
A Good Walk Spoiled
Days and Nights on the Pga Tour
John Feinstein - Jun 01, 1995
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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...
Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible
Master the Finesse Swing and Lower Your Score (Dave Pelz Scoring Game)
Dave Pelz - May 11, 1999
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"He who rules the short game collects the gold."--Dave Pelz's Golden Rule of GolfFed up with trying to imitate the pros, buying the latest expensive equipment, and seeing your handicap stay the same? The first book by bestselling author and internationally revered golf instructor Dave Pelz since Putt Like the Pros, his bestselling classic, Dave Pe...
Putting Out of Your Mind by Dr Bob Rotella
Golf in the Kingdom by Michael Murphy
Every Shot Counts by Mark Broadie
Slaying the Tiger by Shane Ryan
Fearless Golf by Dr. Gio Valiante
How I Play Golf by Tiger Woods
A Course Called Ireland by Tom Coyne
Dream Golf by Stephen Goodwin
The Practice Manual by Mr Adam Young
Dead Solid Perfect by Dan Jenkins
The Bogey Man by George Plimpton
The Last Stand of Payne Stewart by Kevin Robbins
Secrets of the Short Game by Phil Mickelson
Men in Green by Michael Bamberger
Dave Pelz's Putting Bible by Dave Pelz
Paper Tiger by Tom Coyne
The Anatomy of Greatness by Brandel Chamblee
Caddy for Life by John Feinstein
Golf Is a Game of Confidence by Dr. Bob Rotella
The Anatomy of a Golf Course by Tom Doak
Unconscious Putting by Dave Stockton
7 Laws of the Golf Swing by Nick Bradley
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
Missing Links by Rick Reilly
Be a Player by Pia Nilsson
No Hiding in The Open by Mr John Hoskison
Final Rounds by James Dodson
Practical Golf by John Jacobs
The Inner Game of Golf by W. Timothy Gallwey
Ernest Jones' Swing The Clubhead method by Ernest Jones
Bobby Jones on Golf by Robert Tyre Jones
The Unstoppable Golfer by Dr. Bob Rotella
The Dogged Victims of Inexorable Fate by Dan Jenkins
The Making of the Masters by David Owen
Extraordinary Golf by Fred Shoemaker
Power Golf by Ben Hogan
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
Mind Game by Michael Calvin
The Putting Prescription by Dr. Craig L. Farnsworth
The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey
The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
Commander in Cheat by Rick Reilly
The Grand Slam by Mark Frost
A Course Called Scotland by Tom Coyne
How Champions Think by Dr. Bob Rotella
The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing by Michael McTeigue
Your 15th Club by Dr. Bob Rotella
101 Mistakes All Golfers Make by Jon Sherman
The Flexible Golf Swing by Roger Fredericks
Natural Golf Swing by George Knudson
Quantum Golf by Kjell Enhager
Mastering Golf's Mental Game by Michael Lardon
The Spirit of St. Andrews by Alister Mackenzie
Extraordinary Putting by Fred Shoemaker
The Prodigy by John Feinstein
Getting Up and Down by Tom Watson
Uneven Lies by Pete McDaniel
On Learning Golf by Percy Boomer
The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses by
Fix Your Body, Fix Your Swing by Joey Diovisalvi
I Call Him "Mr. President" by Ken Raynor
In Search of Burningbush by Michael Konik
Real Golf by Joe Bosco
The Pro by Butch Harmon
How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time by Tommy Armour
The Greatest Game of All by Jack nicklaus
The Women's Guide to Consistent Golf by Kellie Stenzel
Sand and Golf by George Waters
The Women's Guide to Golf by Kellie Stenzel
Golf Handbook for Women by Vivien Saunders
The Open by Donald Steel
Masters of the Links by Geoff Shackelford
A History of Golf by Robert Browning
Venus on the Fairway by Debbie Steinbach
In the Women's Clubhouse by Terri Leonard
The glorious world of golf by Peter Dobereiner
Bunker Play by Gary Player
Methods of Early Golf Architecture by C.B. Macdonald
The Missing Links by Daniel Wexler
Lost Links by Daniel Wexler
Unprecedented by Tiger Woods
The Clubmaker's Art by Jeff Ellis
Power Golf for Women by Jane Horn
A Game of Golf by Francis Ouimet