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Top 5 Golf Related Books - All A Great Read .. Or Listen



I have read so many books on golf over the years some great and some not so much. I have even started listening to golf podcasts and books whist working on something at the range or driving to and from courses. I find it helps me get in the mood for the practice or round ahead. I listen to my Golf Books on Audible.. Click the banner above for a 30 day free trial.. Believe me its how i got hooked..


So after wasting a lot of time reading books that were of no use to be or my game i have come up with my top 5.. Another load of Golf Accessories found so that you dont have too.


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1) Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect


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This book is considered and really is amongst golf literature.. It is the go to book for anyone wanting to understand a bit more about the psychological aspect of the game. This book is recommended over and over again by so many industry professionals.

So many golfers strive for perfection on the golf course and this book breaks down how we can alter our perception on perfect to pay more stress free golf and ultimately lower our scores.

It is easy to see why this book has become the go to book for golf related psychology. It is well structured in to east to digest paragraphs and chapters and introduces new ideas in bite sized chunks... If you are looking to give yourself a psychological edge on the golf course then this book is your first port of call..

Buy it, Read it, Improve.. It's as simple as that.


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2) Ben Hogans Five Lessons


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As outlined in the book Ben Hogan believed that any person with an average level of co ordination could learn to regularly break 80. In this book he breaks down exactly how. In each chapter a different tested fundamental is explained and demonstrated with clear illustrations, as though Hogan were giving you a personal lesson with the same skill and precision that made him a legend. Whether you're a novice player or an experienced pro, this book is a must-have reference for anyone who knows that fundamentals are the bedrock of anyones golf game.

This is probably the best book i have read on the basics of the golf swing. It gives you the foundations that will underpin your whole game and although it was written by a man who let's face it was in his prime around 90 years ago his thoughts on how to swing a club are as relevant and totally valid today.


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3) Harvey Penick's Little Red Book - Lessons and Teachings From A Lifetime Of Golf

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This is the best selling golf book of all time and probably the most loved.

Penick presents the book as short essays that are sometimes no more than a paragraph, the longest no more than two pages. This is a great book to pick up and read a few sections as you have time.

Now this is definitely not the best golf instruction book I have ever read but I don't think it was intended to be a "fix your swing" book though. It delves more in to Penick's teaching style and philosophies on how to teach the game as it does what he taught.

If you are a golfer, and especially if you are interested in golf history, you should get a copy for your collection. Penick is one of the main links to the Scottish teachers who brought golf to America.


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4) Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible

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This is one of a series of Dave Pelz's Bibles but I found the most use in this one.

This book claims it can show you the way to lower scores by improving your short game. The result of decades of scientific research studying thousands of golfers,

and the fact it has written reviews of his system from some big names in golf including Colin Montgomerie would suggest it carries some weight along side the Ben Hogan book from earlier this could be a good combination and the compliment each other very well. With Hogans book focusing on Power and Pelz's on precision.

This is a BIG book considering it focuses on shots from 100 yards in. There is a lot to digest in this book, but it's worth it. If you can stick with it you can develop a system used by many pros, to dial in your wedge play. Dave Pelz has clearly done his homework, and the book is full of figures and numbers that back up his theories. It wont be a book for everyone, as if you dont like knowing the technical side of things it will likely bore you. It does mean you understand the reasons for the outlined swing motions, which can be a great help in understanding.


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5) Zen Golf - Mastering The Mental Game

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Another book on the psychology of golf here but didn't a famous golfer say 90% of the game is between the ears.

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. This book gives loads of useful, practical tips to keep calm, hit the shot and deal with the result. There are so many you can see what works for you.

This is a great book and from start to finish the guidance is excellent. It targets the mental aspects of the game and aligns them with buddhist philosophy. Don't be worried that this will be all mystic and staring at candles-it's not. Where there are many references to Buddhism this is as the wisdom of logical thinking and approaches written in an easy to understand way with logic that is unarguable


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Thank you for taking the time to read the blog. Remember all of these books are available as audio books on Audible. There is an offer banner at the top and bottom of the page for a 30 day free trial. You have nothing to lose and can cancel at any time if its not for you.. I wouldn't be without mine now though..


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