For most dedicated golfers there aren’t many things more enjoyable than playing golf—except maybe watching golf or reading about the sport. Reading about golf, in particular, can be very helpful for amateur players. There are numerous books that will give you advice on how to perfect your swing and improve your mental game. Plus, reading about the history of golf is enjoyable as well. Below is a list of some of the best golf books that should be on every golfer’s shelf.
Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf – Ben Hogan
When it comes to the best golf players to ever play the game, Ben Hogan’s name is usually somewhere close to the top of the list. Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf is one of the most popular books on golf to have ever been written. If you want to be a great golfer, why not read the advice of one of the best golfers?
Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book: Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf – Harvey Penick
Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book is frequently cited as the best-selling golf book of all time. It’s an easy read, and it’s filled with a lot of useful information—especially when it comes to mastering the mental game. The book’s down-to-earth attitude means that any golfer can read it and easily benefit from the wisdom in its pages.
The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods – Hank Haney
For six years Hank Haney helped coach Tiger Woods. The Big Miss provides a lot of insight into one of the most famous golfers to ever play. As his instructor, Haney spent a significant amount of time with the golf superstar, and there isn’t a more revealing book about Tiger Woods. Haney doesn’t hold back when it comes to discussing what makes Woods tick. If you’re not a fan of Woods, there’s a lot to take away from Haney’s account of the superstar.
Golf is Not a Game of Perfect – Dr. Bob Rotella
The title of this book is something that many golfers have to remind themselves of often. Dr. Rotella is a sports psychologist who has worked with numerous golf stars throughout his career. Golf is Not a Game of Perfect is filled with advice on how to improve your mental game. Your attitude towards the game itself plays a big part in your success. It has to be refined in the same way that the physical game needs to be refined through practice.