10 Best Golf Books

Updated on: October 2020

Best Golf Books in 2020


Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Contents include: Golf Medicine
  • Looking Up
  • The Three Most Important Clubs
  • The Waggle
  • Hole Them All

The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever

The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Array

Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump

Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Contents include: Train It and Trust It
  • The Hot Streak: Staying Out of Your Own Way
  • What the Third Eye Sees
  • Let the Short Game Flow
  • Anyone Can Develop Confidence

Remarkable Golf Courses

Remarkable Golf Courses
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

A Life Well Played: My Stories (Commemorative Edition)

A Life Well Played: My Stories (Commemorative Edition)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Seven Days in Augusta: Behind the Scenes at the Masters

Seven Days in Augusta: Behind the Scenes at the Masters
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

The Masters: Golf, Money, and Power in Augusta, Georgia

The Masters: Golf, Money, and Power in Augusta, Georgia
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game

Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Provides golfers with simple yet powerful techniques to prepare for, execute, and respond to the results of any golf shot
  • Demonstrates how to make one's mind an ally instead of an enemy by applying classic insight and stories from the Buddhist tradition
  • Shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings, leading golfers to effortless focus and unconditional confidence A
  • Hardback - 176 pages

Looking for a Great Father's Day (or Anytime) Gift for a Golfer

Harvey Penick's "Little Red Book, Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime of Golf" is considered by many the greatest golf book ever written. This classic is a great Father's Day (or anytime) gift for a serious golfer.

Harvey Penick was a renowned golf instructor whose career spanned more than 70 years, during which he taught thousands of pupils. His students included many professional golfers, most notably Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw. In 1989, his gifts as a golf instructor were recognized by the PGA (Professional Golfers Association of America), which named him its first Teacher of the Year.

Throughout his teaching career, Harvey Penick jotted down observations about mastering the game of golf in a little red book. When he was in his eighties, he finally shaped these thoughts into his "Little Red Book." Since its publication in 1992, it has become the best-selling golf book ever.

Penick was known for keeping his advice short and to the point, and this philosophy is reflected in the "Little Red Book's" relatively modest length and in his belief that the most important lesson golfers should take from it consists of just three words: "take dead aim." Also, he was a great advocate for the game of golf, observing that "Golf has kept more people sane than psychiatrists have" and admonishing everyday players to "Go out and have fun. Golf is a game for everyone, not just for the talented few."

Be sure to do some sleuthing before you buy the "Little Red Book", because it is possible a serious golfer will already have it in his library (or tucked away in his golf bag to refer to when play is slow and there is a backup on the tee).

In that event, another classic golf tutorial is Ben Hogan's "Five Lessons. The Modern Fundamentals of Golf." Ben Hogan won nine major golf tournaments and is considered by many (including Jack Nicklaus) to be the best ball striker to ever play the game. He was known for his repeatable, almost automatic swing, and the premise of his book is that even the average golfer can, with the right techniques, develop a consistent, repeating swing. Since a consistent golf swing is the Holy Grail of the sport, this book should be a welcome addition to any serious player's library.

Sources:

Brent Kelley, golf.about.com, Classic Golf Instruction Books

www.lifeintherough.com, Book Review, Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

en.wikipedia.org, Harvey Penick, Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia

Eric Levin, www.travelandleisure.com, The 25 Best Golf Books Ever

www.quotesdaddy.com, Famous Quotes by Harvey Penick

en.wikipedia.org, Ben Hogan, Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia

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