I find some golf books in random swings by the book store, wandering internet searches, and other times walking along family bookshelves. I think that is where the true treasures reside. and This book is a treasure.
Golf’s patron saint is Thomas Mulligan. His wisdom was collected and produced the funny yet very true book Mulligan’s Law.
Harvey Penick was one of golf’s most sought after teachers. He passed on his golfing wisdom to countless players of varying degrees from people just picking up a club to to winning professionals. What made him an enigmatic teacher was that he did not publish. In And if You Play Golf, You’re My Friend, Harvey shared more of his unique insights and stories of golf.
Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott develop a golfing process to help us reach the impossible (18 birdies in one round = Golf54). Every Golf Shot Must Have a Purpose shows how to practice and play to reach this lofty goal.
Dr. Bob Rotella’s The Golfer’s Mind takes a look at the mental side of golf and how we can improve our mental game to play better on the golf course.
David Feherty takes a very funny look at golf if rules were thrown out the window but tradition remained. A Nasty Bit of Rough is a fun book chock full of characters and wacky hijinx.
The term bucket list is fun and yet dark phrase to describe adventures and experiences we want to have before we depart for the clubhouse in the sky. In The … Continue Reading The Range Bucket List
Unconscious Putting is Dave Stockton’s book on getting better at putting by focusing on feel and less about putting mechanics.
The Inner Game of Golf takes a look into the two golfers we all are. It provides ways to control the mental aspect of the game of golf to play at your greatest potential.
Do you want a book to break down the golf swing to its simplest elements? Then you need to pick up Keep It Simple Golf by Oliver Spedding.
I was at a family dinner in Brooklynn, NY sitting next to Uncle Ed and I knew the conversation would end on golf somehow, someway. “I got the next book … Continue Reading A Course Called Ireland is a Journey You Need to Take
The physical aspect of golf is relatively simple and takes 1.2 seconds. The rest of the 4.5 hour round is waiting for your turn to swing. During this time, each golfer must work to maintain their concentration and re-engage before stepping up to their next shot. Dr. Michael Lardon wrote Mastering Golf’s Mental Game to help each of us build a stronger mental golf game.
The mental aspects of golf fascinate me at my age compared to my youth. When I was young, it was all about “grip it and rip it and go find … Continue Reading Golf is Not a Game of Perfect Book Review
Many and many books cover golf and all its points. If you are looking for a book to cover the basic physical and technical aspects of the golf swing, Ben … Continue Reading Ben Hogan’s Power Golf: Classic Swing Breakdown
Carl Hiaasen is a writer with 14 novels to his credit and writes for the Miami Herald. With support from his publisher, family and friends, he decided to pick golf up again after not playing since his teenage years. The journey is tracked in the book between chapters and diary entries dated by days since he started playing golf again. The goal of the book and Carl’s golf game is the member guest tournament at Carl’s local course.
This is a cerebral golf book Like Zen Golf. Grab a cigar and sit on the porch and meditate on this book. Read it once and put it down for a few months. Midseason, pick it back up and see what principles you are applying and which you should try out. This is a good reference book to put on your shelf.