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#31 FlyFish

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 09:01 PM

View Postcapt.murphy, on Apr 1 2007, 12:58 PM, said:

swing like a pro. its the only truly scientific aproach to the golf swing ive seen.

The Golfing Machine is a similiar book, albeit a much harder read.


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Posted 03 April 2007 - 09:04 PM

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 01:45 AM

Extraordinary Golf... 100% must read

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:19 AM

The Greatest Game Ever Played and The Payne Stewart Biography.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 11:39 AM

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

Putting Out of Your Mind


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Posted 20 April 2007 - 11:49 AM

Seriously, Rick Reilly's "Missing Links" is the best golf novel ever.  You laugh, you cry, you get everything that you expect from Rick Reilly.  Everyone has played a course like the Ponky......

"Shanks for Nothing", the sequel, isn't quite as strong, but certainly continues the story......

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 12:01 PM

The Modern Fundamentals Of Golf - Ben Hogan
The Greatest Game Ever Played - Mark Frost
The Grand Slam - Mark Frost
A Good Walk Spoiled - John Feinstein
My Life In And Out The Rough - John Daly
My Story - Jack Nicklaus
The Flatstick - Noah Liberman
Life Swings - Nick Faldo
The Real Monty - Colin Montgomerie
To The Fairway Born - Sandy Lyle

All great reads.
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 01:22 AM

Well I'm halfway through "Paper Tiger" by Tom Coyne and it's easily the best golf book I've ever read. You can't put it down.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 01:37 AM

everything by Harvey Penick, and then A Mulligan for Bobby Jobe, I love that book for some reason.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 05:57 AM

Heros All by Darren Clarke is a great book about one of the most emotional golfing weeks in his life. Also found Bernhard Langer's autobiography very interesting.


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Posted 21 April 2007 - 03:33 PM

I have many, but if I could only have one, or if choosing to give one as a gift:

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:58 PM

The 8 Traits of Champion Golfers
(How to develop the mental game of a pro)

Dr. Deborah Graham and Jon Stabler


Most books teach you how to swing but that will do you no good if you don't know how to think.  This is a great book and unlike Dr. Bob Rotella this book will actually tell you how you should think istead of stories that do nothing but tell a story and never help you play better golf.

This book has check lists, pre shot routines and ways to make your mental weaknesses better.  This is the best book you will ever read. Very worth the looking for this book.  You can buy online or order though your book store.  It will do wonders with your mind.  A must read.

Most people read golf books and learn how to swing but their mind keeps screwing things up. This is an amazing book. If anybody has this please give your thoughts.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 09:55 PM

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book...

Simply the best!

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:53 AM

How to Perfect Your Golf Swing by Jimmy Ballard

Swing the Clubhead by Earnest Jones

The Architects of Golf by Cornish and Whitten

Any Geoff Shakelford book on architecture

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:03 AM

Caddy for Life : The Bruce Edwards Story

By: John Feinstein


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Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:35 AM

Golf 54  Pia Nilssen

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 12:14 AM

I owe all my success to this here, really all this here. :drinks:


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Posted 29 April 2007 - 12:49 AM

Zen Putting - Joe Parent
Golf is Not a Game of Perfect - Bob Rotella
A Golfer's Mind - Bob Rotella

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 10:44 PM

I have a huge library of golf books and I'm more into fictional, biographical, and novel-type or "Story-telling" golf books than instructional.

Legend of Baggar Vance (book WAAAAAAAAY better than movie)
The Green Road Home
To The Linksland
A Golfer's Education
Final Rounds
Missing Links
Shanks For Nothing
Golf in The Kingdom
The Dewsweepers

..............I know I'm leaving out several more.....

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 07:50 AM

I learned the most about golf from Pelz short game bible.  Not only the shots and techniques, but the game itself.  The second most important is Pelz putting bible.......no wonder I had no clue......putting always looked simple on TV and I wondered how my results were so awful until I read and DIGESTED this "tome."  My 3rd choice is Tim Gallweys "The Inner Game of Golf"  this book teaches you how to learn and treat yourself on the course.  

Although I have full swing instruction books and have read many described above I am leave the full swing to my instructor.


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Posted 01 May 2007 - 08:03 AM

Bud, sweat, and tees.  Who's your caddy?  David Feherty's Ryder Cup book (just for the nicknames!), All of Feinstein's and all of the rest of Feherty's stuff.  I don't read any instruction books anymore, I just go play (I am finally comfortable with the fact that I will never be good).
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 01:06 PM

WHO'S YOUR CADDY?
MISSING LINKS
SHANKS FOR NOTHING

Reilly is the best golf writer around especially for a bunch of hacks like us.  He tells it like it is and you will laugh out loud reading all three of these.  If you have not read them, you are not a real golfer................yeah i said it........

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:34 AM

1."Thirty Years of Championship Golf" by Gene Sarazen

2."How To Perfect Your Golf Swing" by Jimmy Ballard

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 04:45 PM

The most important golf book ever written

THE GOLFING MACHINE

Homer Kelley's work is genius and ahead of it's time

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 05:44 AM

View Postglcoach, on May 4 2007, 11:45 AM, said:

The most important golf book ever written

THE GOLFING MACHINE

Homer Kelley's work is genius and ahead of it's time

It's also impossible to understand.  I opened it up and instantly fell asleep.   Any books out there break it down in simpler terms?

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 02:52 PM

I am surprised no one has mentioned Golf Dreams, writings on golf by John Updike, probably the most gifted writer of his generation and a golf addict.  The book contains 30 entries drawn mainly from magazine pieces, and is pure pleasure to read (many times).  For example, in the chapter "Drinking from a Cup Made Cinchy (after reading too many books on how to play golf)", Updike explains in excruciating detail just how to drink from a china cup, and anyone who has read the instruction books on just how to hold the club, the angles, the planes, the actions, etc., will howl with recognition.

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 03:06 PM

My favorite golf literature:

Tiger Woods:  How I Play Golf

Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book

And all my back issues of Golf Digest and Golf Magazine…

Just renewed my subscription to Golf Digest!

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 10:06 PM

Another vote for Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:09 AM

I’ve been reading a biography of Bruce Edwards who caddied for Tom Watson for almost 30 years before succumbing to ALS (Lou Gehring’s disease…)  This book is so inspirational and a great read for anyone who wants a look into a unique relationship between one of the greatest golfers of the game and  a special individual who’s strength was so remarkable that he touched so many others around him…John Feinstein who has written many wonderful books about the game in his foreword said,  that he felt compelled to tell the story of Bruce and Tom and he has woven a wonderful tale of a friendship that developed over the years and recounts many memorable moments in Watson’s career….

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:33 AM

tom wishon "in search of the perfect golf club"


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