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Best Golf Books You Should Read

Here is a list of the best Golf books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf (1985)

 Best Golf Books You Should ReadA 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 of the sport, believed that any golfer with average coordination can learn to break eighty—if one applies oneself patiently and intelligently. With the techniques revealed in this classic book, you can learn how to make your game work from tee to green, step-by-step and stroke by…
Author(s): Ben Hogan , Herbert Warren Wind , et al.

2. Golf Rules Quick Reference 2019: The Practical Guide for Use on the Course – For Stroke Play & Match Play (2018)

 Best Golf Books You Should ReadGolf Rules Quick Reference Guide Golf Rules Quick Reference Guide is the world's best-selling golf book – multi-award winning and recommended by golf associations. The handy, plastic-coated flip guide answers every rules question at a glance, as each rules situation is illustrated (more than 170 illustrations). The user-friendly booklet, written in easy-to-understand language, is organized into eight sections, just as a course is layed out, among them “Tee,” “Fairway and Rough”, “Bunker”, “Water…
Author(s): Yves C. Ton-That

3. Golf For Dummies (2011)

 Best Golf Books You Should ReadGolf For Dummies, 4th Edition, gives you all the latest information on the game, including updated expert advice on everything from improving fundamentals to mastering the game’s mental aspects. With advice from professional Gary McCord, this expert guide gives you easy to follow instructions for hitting the ball farther and straighter, and hints on how to shave strokes off your game. Playing golf is fun-playing better is even more fun. With a little help from Golf For Dummies, 4th Edition, you’ll have the time of your life whenever you hit the links….
Author(s): Gary McCord

4. Rules of Golf: A Handy Fast Guide to Golf Rules 2019 (Pocket Sized Edition) (2019)

 Best Golf Books You Should ReadA POCKET-SIZED 4″x6″ of Fast Guide to the Rules of Golf. The most major changes in 30 years to the Rules of Golf went into effect on January 1, 2019.  This Guide to the Rules of Golf gives you a clear and quick overview of the Rules of Golf and the recent changes which most commonly come into play when you need a fast answer.This book covers stroke and match play and is divided into 7 sections: Before Starting Play, Tee Area, General Area (Fairway & Rough, etc.), Relief in the General Area, Penalty Areas, Bunkers, and Greens. Some rules are repeated in several of the 7…
Author(s): Team Golfwell

5. The Coolest Golf Encyclopedia for Kids…: and even Adult Golf Beginners (2018)

 Best Golf Books You Should ReadNOW IN NEW COVER! Even brighter and more colorful!In this great book you will get to know golf, a magnificent game played by millions of people around the world. You will learn the history, scores, golf course, golf clubs, training areas, etiquette of golf, along with its rules and terms. And it is very likely that golf will become your favorite game for a lifetime!This book is for kids of course. But even adult beginners of the game can find interesting information in this book….
Author(s): Janina Spruza

6. The Motivation Game: A Course on the Psychology of Golf Improvement (2019)

 Best Golf Books You Should ReadI wrote this book for golfers, parents, swing instructors, coaches, and mental performance consultants. Most golfers rarely play to the level of their capabilities and few improve to the level of their ideals. Although there have been great advancements in the sport of golf, including equipment and instructional technology, and convenient access to knowledge related to golf fitness, biomechanics, data analytics, full swing and short-game instruction, and the mental game, golfers still struggle to get better. I believe there are two main reasons for this. First, most golfers are…
Author(s): Dr. Mike Grevlos

7. The Golf Insider Performance Diary (2018)

 Best Golf Books You Should ReadThe golf Insider performance diary is a golf practice guide and golf notebook to help you improve your golf game. Getting better at golf is simple – you need to understand how you build your scores. Then complete specific, challenging golf practice each week to improve key areas. This golf performance diary ‘club edition’ gives you a 21-week guide to help you improve your golfing knowledge and skill. Every two weeks you will have a different skills game, challenge or reading to help you improve your golf practice and lower your scores. The golf insider performance diary also provides a platform to keep all your key…
Author(s): Mr William Shaw

8. Golf It’s A Funny Old Game: The Funniest Quotes About Golf (2017)

 Best Golf Books You Should ReadFor us rabbits the game of golf is a constant battle between fantasy and reality. The great hopes and ambitions that accompany us on the first tee quickly evaporate by a combination of mother nature, gravity and the cruelest of luck.One of the charms of the Great Game is that we are constantly chasing what is, in theory, attainable but in reality highly elusive. It is a perpetual series of occasions for hope.David Feherty summed it up when he said;”Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle.” It is astonishing how long the occasional miracle can…
Author(s): M Prefontaine

9. Golf Anatomy (2018)

 Best Golf Books You Should ReadSee what it takes to improve consistency and performance in your golf game as you never have before. The second edition of Golf Anatomy provides updated and improved exercises, more artwork, and a more complete way to build a golf fitness program. This one-of-a-kind guide, developed over 15 years of working with professional golfers, will show you how to lower your score by increasing strength, power, and range of motion for longer drives and more accurate shots. Golf Anatomy, Second Edition, includes 72 exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomy illustrations…
Author(s): Craig Davies, Vince Disaia

10. The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever (2009)

 Best Golf Books You Should ReadIn 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 avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match, and challenges Coleman to…
Author(s): Mark Frost

11. Golf in Scotland: A Travel-Planning Guide with Profiles of 74 Great Courses (2015)

 Best Golf Books You Should ReadGolf in Scotland is designed to help travelers plan affordable, informed golf trips to Scotland. Seven chapters offer advice on when to go, where to go, air travel, rental cars, lodging, and nongolf attractions. St. Andrews receives special attention in its own chapter. Thirteen itineraries present specific trip plans. Extensive descriptions of 74 Scottish courses include complete booking policies and contact information. Appendices include a Golf Readiness Checklist,a compendium of useful websites, and a bibliography for further reading. Fully indexed for subject…
Author(s): Allan McAllister Ferguson

12. Why You Suck at Golf: 50 Most Common Mistakes by Recreational Golfers (2011)

 Best Golf Books You Should ReadDo you suck at golf? Do you know someone who does? While written in a tongue-in-cheek style, Why You Suck at Golf is an informative and education manual chronicling the most common mistakes golfers make when playing this wondrous game. From arriving too late for your tee time, to trying to keep your head too still, if there is a common, easily correctible mistake a golfer makes it is in this book. 52 chapters in all, each discussing a mistake and how to correct it. So whether you want to have a little dig at the golfaholic among your friends or family, or serious about eradicating shot-costing…
Author(s): Clive Scarff

Best Golf Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some golf books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Golf and Wind: The Physics of Playing Golf in Wind

Author(s): Shantanu Malik, Sandeep Saha
ID: 2883524, Publisher: Springer Singapore;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Step Improve Better Golf: Lessons of a Golfer: How to Play Better Golf

Author(s): Nicolas Tchikovani
ID: 2673367, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump

Author(s): Rick Reilly
ID: 2346898, Publisher: Hachette Books, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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