Golf is addictive. Once you swing that club for the first time, there is no going back, and even when you are not teeing it up on the course, you’ll find yourself watching the pros do their thing on TV or constantly checking your phone for golf updates. However, gadgets sometimes get boring, and all the mind craves is indulging in a good old-fashioned book. Lucky for you, many incredible golf books exist that will teach you how to improve your craft, give you a sneak peek into the lives of your favorite stars, and entertain you as you travel or seek to learn more about the golfing world.
Top 10 Must-Read Golf Books
Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book
Harvey Penick is often called the “Socrates of the golf world.” For a man who was the head pro at Austin Country Club for around half a century and coached Hall of Famers Ben Crenshaw, Betsy Rawls, Mickey Wright, Kathy Whitworth, and Tom Kite, you’d be interested to hear what he has to say. Harvey had a habit of noting down golf observations and tips inside a little red book, which then turned into the best seller the whole world adores. Harvey uses a very digestible, straightforward approach instead of the technical format used by most golf writers.
Golf My Way by Jack Nicklaus
When the legendary Jack Nicklaus writes a book, any golfer will want to read it. In Golf My Way, the 18-time major championship winner takes you through his practice routines, short game tips, and managing his overall game. Jack teaches the reader many mental techniques to play your best golf.
How Champions Think (In Sports and Life) by Dr. Bob Rotella
Dr. Bob Rotella is a respected voice in golf industry literature, and his book How Champions Think (In Sports and Life) is worth a spot in your library. In this book, Rotella taps his rich experience coaching top business executives, professional golfers, and NBA superstars to relate the game of golf to success. The book will bring out a more confident you who will commit to goals, persevere through challenges, and move past failure.
Short Game Bible by Dave Pelz
Short-game guy Dave Pelz transferred his witty brain from his work as a Nasa Physicist to the game of golf, having succeeded massively in coaching stars like Payne Stewart, Vijay Singh, and Annika Sorenstam. His book Short Game Bible uses science-backed evidence, photos, charts, and rich knowledge to help readers improve their short game.
The Champion’s Mind by Dr. Jim Afremow
Dr. Jim Afremow teaches readers how to master their minds and play the best golf in his book The Champion’s Mind. The well leaned author will teach you how to create a fool-proof pre-shot routine, play to your full potential and sustain long-term excellence.