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#61 top100golfer

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 08:45 AM

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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Posted 17 May 2016 - 08:46 AM

Bobby Jones's autobiography Down the Fairway would get my vote. Although written in 1927 still relevant and a great read today

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:42 AM

View Postnorge5, on 17 May 2016 - 12:36 AM, said:

View Postdrn92, on 07 May 2016 - 11:50 PM, said:

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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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.

Not any more, but I still incorporate many of his ideas. While the swing has evolved, there is a bunch on the mental game and short game I find still valid.

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 11:17 PM

Some of the Davis Love books are quite good. I have a hard time with Jack's instructions. I really enjoyed Feinstien's book, Spoiled.
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Posted 21 May 2016 - 11:26 PM

Thanks guys, just ordered four of the books that were mentioned.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 01:05 PM

Is Missing Links the one where the protagonist plants the butt end of a rake into the bunker during the climactic scene? And the cups at the local muni are described as mini volcanos?
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Posted 22 May 2016 - 07:31 PM

View Postfinleysg, on 22 May 2016 - 01:05 PM, said:

Is Missing Links the one where the protagonist plants the butt end of a rake into the bunker during the climactic scene? And the cups at the local muni are described as mini volcanos?

I believe it is. Impresses the girl because it costs him the membership at the fancy club.
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Posted 22 May 2016 - 07:36 PM

I also forgot I have all of Penick's books. I learned a lot from them, but he taught a different swing from what I use for the most part.
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Posted 23 May 2016 - 08:27 PM

The Grand Slam by Mark Frost, and Every Stroke Counts by Mark Broadie.
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Posted 23 May 2016 - 10:38 PM

I didn't see it mentioned yet, so "Dream Golf" is a fun read. The story of how Bandon Dunes was made.


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 08:47 PM

Of the 8 books I picked up, Tommy Armour"s Golf MY Way, is a great book, and my son grabbed it from me immediately. What a timeless classic.
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Posted 02 June 2016 - 10:26 PM

Herbert Warren Wind's Following Through is a great compilation of his articles. I looked for it on the book shelf tonight and ca't find it.

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 02:00 PM

Anything by Ben Hogan, Tiger woods, or Harvey Penick

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 04:58 PM

Well, I now have a decent golf library! I am currently reading a round of golf with Tommy Armour,and I must say the classics are brilliant. Now I know why Harvey Penick mentioned him so much, what a golfing mind he is, very analytical. I plan on getting all of his books.
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Posted 27 June 2016 - 06:01 PM

OMG, Percy Boomers book is a hard read, but great information! He has so many details that take a lot of time to absorb.

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:21 AM

Tiger Woods "how i play golf" is my favorite book. Although I would omit the part where he tells you snap your left leg for more distance. You can probably understand why.

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 05:58 PM

Just finished John Redman, a rather long book. I really like it a lot, and he teaches Percy Boomer in a way you can understand it. I really struggled at first trying to develop a lower turn, but now I know it was completely necessary to shoot lower scores. John Redman played the mini tours in Florida, many years ago, with my swing coach, Jim Schacht.
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Posted 13 August 2016 - 06:57 PM

Seve's Natural Golf and those Jack Nicklaus comic book style instructionals are my favorites.

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 07:49 PM

I really liked "The Greatest Game Ever Played"
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Posted 14 August 2016 - 02:05 PM

St Andrews Sojourn by George Peper and Alister Mackenzie's Cypress Point Club by Geoff Shackleford.

A Round of Golf Courses too.


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 02:08 PM

re George Peper:

Is St. Andrews Sojourn the same book as Two Years In St. Andrews?
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Posted 14 August 2016 - 02:32 PM

Yes it was re-named for the US market.

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 08:50 AM

View Postgregflat9, on 14 August 2016 - 02:32 PM, said:

Yes it was re-named for the US market.

Thanks.  Interesting.  I don't see the need, but whatever.
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Posted 15 August 2016 - 08:21 PM

Another fan of "Golf is Not a Game of Perfect" by Rotella. I feel like any time my game gets in a funk I can pick this up, read a chapter or two and find SOMETHING that will help get me back on track.

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 07:25 AM

I really like David Owen's writing, so there's this:

https://www.amazon.c...e=UTF8&qid=&sr=


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 09:03 AM

Bobby Jones on Golf, a perennial classic on golf technique, strategy and the psychological side of the game by one of the best golfers ever who coincidentally was a great writer.

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 01:24 PM

-Golfer's Guide to Mental Fitness (John Weir)
-The Art of Scoring (Stan Utley)
-Power Golf (Ben Hogan) - I have an old copy of the book so the real photos of Ben alone make it awesome
-Groove Your Swing My Way (Lee Trevino) - Hard to find but Lee offers incredible insight into his swing...The man is a genius (Duh!)
-The 40 Toughest Shots in Golf (Todd Sones)
-Stack and Tilt Book (Plummer and Bennett) - Even if you don't subscribe to the pattern, it is incredibly well written and some of the ideas presented have really helped my game
-The Wedge Book (Doug Ford) - IMO ahead of its time with regards to the short game. Oldie but goodie
-All of Rotella's books

Awesome thread! I'm a golf book nerd and could go on forever!!! 100 golf books and counting :)


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 02:02 PM

The Big Miss (Hank Haney)

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 02:10 PM

Erm... Anything by Bernard Darwin??!!

Edited by bobbydazzlewazzler, 16 August 2016 - 02:11 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 04:30 PM

Favorite swing oncept/ instructional book is
Understanding the Golf Swing: Manuel de la Torre:

This is more to be studied than just read

Favorite Golf reads are:
Final Rounds: A Father, A Son, The Golf Journey Of A Lifetime: by James Dodson

and anything by Michael Bamberger


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