My Favorite Golf Books

My Favoirte Golf Books
Those that know me will attest to the fact that I’m a total golf nerd and a avid reader. That’s why I wanted to put together this short reading list, to highlight the books that I think will help you PLAY BETTER GOLF.

Check back from time to time as I’ll continue to add to this list when I come across a book that I think will help your golf game.

If you have a book recommendation, and don’t see it listed please leave it in the comments below or contact me HERE. I’m always looking to add something new to my reading list.

1. Lowest Score Wins

This book is like a road map on how to formulate your practice and spend your time at course. It shows the stats, facts, and figures on how to improve your game the quickest. I’ve used the techniques and suggestions described in this book, to develop the game plans I use to help my students.

2. Every Shot Counts

The real stats about the game of golf. Dr. Mark Broadie has studied the data from thousands of golfers, all the way from PGA Tour Pro’s to the weekend warrior. In this book he presents his findings and disproves some of the longtime beliefs around the game. “Drive for show and putt for dough” may not be so true. Intrigued?? Check out the book, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

3. Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book

All time classic! What else can I say this may be the best golf book ever written. Legendary teacher Harvey Penick’s personal journal of everything he discovered during his long teaching career. It’s truly amazing how relevant this book remains all these years later. If you like short and quick reads, this is your book.

4. Every Shot Must Have a Purpose: How GOLF54 Can Make You a Better Player

Coaches Pia Nilson & Lynn Mariott whose students include Mrs. 59, Annika Sorenstam describe their concept of Golf 54 and so much more in this short book. The pre-shot routine they lay out inside this book has influenced my golf game and the games of so many of my students.

5. Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

Another well read and long standing classic. Legendary mental coach Dr. Bob Rotella gives us the specific techniques on how to mentally prepare for the golf of golf. Bobby Jones had it right when he said “Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course — the distance between your ears” and in this book you find methods to enhance your mental game.

6. Quantum Golf

The book is a very interesting and simple read discussing the mental side of golf. The more and more I coach, the more I understand how important it is that I assist my players with their mental preparations and abilities. Towards the end of the book it discusses a concept with which many students (and sometimes myself) struggle: the ability to play our own game, and not worry about how other players would hit our shots. This should be simple, but for most us, there are few things more challenging.

This book inspired me to write a post about playing your own game HERE.

Disclosure: In an effort to be completely transparent, the product and book links through Amazon are affiliate links. I do get a small advertising commission if you buy them, but you are not charged anything extra. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

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