Best Golf Books of All Time

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  • MonteScheinblumMonteScheinblum Rebellion Golf Sponsors Posts: 18,240 ✭✭
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,721 ClubWRX


    Missing Links and the sequel, Shanks for Nothing by Rick Reily




    Thanks, those were the Reilly books mentioned the other night I couldn't remember, the Feherty one I did. All 3 now on the way from Amazon.



    By the way, occasional chuckles and interesting reactions from the sofa to a certain Irvine, California instructor's memoir this evening from my wife. I'm sensing it's a guilty pleasure!
  • FbgstaffFbgstaff Members Posts: 277
    caniac6 wrote:

    Fbgstaff wrote:


    Final Rounds by James Dodson



    St. Andrews Sojourn by George Pepper



    The Dewsweepers by James Dodson
    I looked up the George Peper book, and the cover looked similar to Two Years in St Andrews. Are they the same book with different titles?




    Correct same book
  • ShilgyShilgy Members Posts: 11,399 ✭✭
    How is it possible no one has mentioned "Golf in the Kingdom" yet?
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,721 ClubWRX
    Shilgy wrote:


    How is it possible no one has mentioned "Golf in the Kingdom" yet?




    So many other good ones, lots of depth to the field these days. ;-)
  • FbgstaffFbgstaff Members Posts: 277
    Shilgy wrote:


    How is it possible no one has mentioned "Golf in the Kingdom" yet?




    Funny I completely forgot about that one
  • Garush34Garush34 Members Posts: 351 ✭✭
    pattg wrote:


    Tommy's Honour which has recently been made into a movie.




    Really liked this too, Cant wait to see the movie, went to school with the guy playing Young tom.


    AppAlum wrote:

    Shilgy wrote:


    Don't let the crappy movie throw you off. The Legend of Bagger Vance is a good read. As is Timothy Gallwey's The Inner Game of Golf.




    I need to read the book because the movie was **** near unwatchable.




    I must be the only person who enjoyed that movie.




    I enjoyed it too.
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  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,701 ✭✭
    Benton Raycroft, Finding Balance

    E. Fritz Roberts, Ideally Golf
  • ZBUCKZBUCK Ghost ClubWRX Posts: 1,489 ClubWRX
    All of Bob Rotella's books
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  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall Members Posts: 3,334 ✭✭
    edited May 4, 2016 #41
    Golf in the Kingdom.

    Shamus.



    I've never read a golf instruction book. I believe it would do me more harm than good.
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    sclay419 wrote:

    stickfish wrote:


    Troon McAllister aka Lee Gruenfeld
    I gotta second this selection as very good book. It's hard to say if it's my favorite of all time, if it isn't it's pretty close.




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    If you can find it, "The Back Nine" by Billy Mott.

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  • jbhawxjbhawx Members Posts: 493 ✭✭
    Golfing for Dummies, absolutely great book. Be sure to get the most recent edition as the one I saw at the store had 2010 equipment in it.





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  • dbleagdbleag Members Posts: 2,876 ✭✭
    pattg wrote:


    Tommy's Honour which has recently been made into a movie.




    Agree with Pattg on "Tommy's Honor".



    Also adding "The Swinger".



    Both for the same, yet different reasons.
  • ago33ago33 Members Posts: 2,155 ✭✭
    ZBUCK wrote:


    All of Bob Rotella's books




    This



    I've went from a 12 cap down to near scratch with his books

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  • duffer18duffer18 Members Posts: 351 ✭✭
    Missing Links by Rick Reilly--mentioned above, but it's really the only golf novel you'll ever need.



    Also try An American Caddie in St. Andrews by Oliver Horowitz--very nice read.
  • WoodridgeWoodridge Earl of Aberdovey ChicagolandMembers Posts: 1,896 ✭✭
    Anything by Bernard Darwin.



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  • ShrapnacShrapnac Cinderella Story Members Posts: 1,312
    All of Feherty's books are good if you like his style.



    They're definitely good ones to read on the crapper or for similar light reading.
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  • drn92drn92 Members Posts: 1,766 ✭✭
    As a teenager I borrowed my dad's copy of Golf My Way and it really set me on the right path in this game. I thoroughly enjoyed Golf In The Kingdom. Been a while since I last read it so I may have to give it a go again. Finally, Golf Is Not A Game of Perfect had an impact as well when I was playing more tourney golf a decade or so ago.



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  • ShilgyShilgy Members Posts: 11,399 ✭✭
    Woodridge wrote:


    Anything by Bernard Darwin.



    PG Wodehouse...The Clicking of Cuthbert, The Heart of a Goof
    Those Wodehouse books are awesome! And no, I did not read them when they first came out.
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  • 3eagles183eagles18 Members Posts: 915 ✭✭
    Another vote for Knudsen's "The Natural Golf Swing" and Frost's "The Match". But when it comes to favorites, it's Tommy Armour's "How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time" (1954). My dad gave it to me and that's how he taught me to play. Still read it from time to time when the swing goes south.
  • BudmanBudman Members Posts: 111
    Ayoung19 wrote:


    Golf is Not a Game of Perfect - Bob Rotella - I picked up the audiobook and listen to it occasionally, really has done wonders for my mental game.




    Agreed...this book probably helped me more than any other book that I've read. The putting books that Rotella published are also quite good.
  • TroTro Members Posts: 67


    Missing Links and the sequel, Shanks for Nothing by Rick Reily




    OMG. Almost forgot about Missing Links! I read it almost 20 years ago. I need to re-read it. I don't remember all the details, but do remember it was funny as **** and touched every nerve when I was just getting into the game.
  • tw_focustw_focus Members Posts: 279 ✭✭
    How I Play Golf by Tiger. It's the only golf book I can read and not fall asleep in 2 minutes.
  • Burt ChanceBurt Chance I'm just here for the free beer. Members Posts: 767 ✭✭
    bscinstnct wrote:

    agatha wrote:


    "Tales from Q school" brutal read if you are going thru it..




    Cant stand finestein



    But that was very good.




    I pretty much hate Feinstein but his books are great.
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  • grandpianodave1grandpianodave1 Members Posts: 114
    After reading this I bought the audiobook of Unstoppable Golfer by Rotella. This guy figured it out. Helped immediately.
  • longballjslongballjs Members Posts: 1,461 ✭✭
    Dave pelz short game bible


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  • rpikerpike Members Posts: 29
    ZBUCK wrote:


    All of Bob Rotella's books




    Yep.



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  • norge5norge5 Members Posts: 1,492 ✭✭
    drn92 wrote:


    As a teenager I borrowed my dad's copy of Golf My Way and it really set me on the right path in this game. I thoroughly enjoyed Golf In The Kingdom. Been a while since I last read it so I may have to give it a go again. Finally, Golf Is Not A Game of Perfect had an impact as well when I was playing more tourney golf a decade or so ago.

    Drn92
    I'm curious. I haven't read Golf My Way but I have watched some of Jack's instructional videos. Do you play all your clubs off the left instep(if you are righty)? I know some of his ideas go a little against the grain with some of the more traditional instructional stuff.
  • scooterboy59scooterboy59 Members Posts: 978 ✭✭
    7 Days on the Links of Utopia for me.
  • top100golfertop100golfer Members Posts: 24
    Bobby Jones's autobiography Down the Fairway would be my vote, even though written in 1927 still a relevant read today
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