Whether you’re looking for a book for yourself or a gift for the golfer(s) in your life, here are 10 fantastic books for golfers:
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The Best Books to Improve Your Golf Game
Kick back and relax with one of these books that are sure to improve your game.
Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible
Pelz puts his rocket scientist background (no, really) to use and explains putting in an analytical, systematic way. You’ll learn the proper grip & stroke, how to read lines and distances, and how to identify your putting weaknesses. Complete with charts and graphs, this book is for everyone from high handicappers to pros.
Your 15th Club: The Inner Secret to Great Golf by Dr. Bob Rotella
It’s no secret that golf is as much a mental game as it is a physical one. In Your 15th Club, Dr. Bob Rotella gives you the tools you need to block out negative thoughts and doubt on the course. You’ll learn how to keep your mind clear and focused and overcome pressure, no matter what. The techniques taught in this book are used by pros like Tiger and Padraig Harrington.
Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella
Dr. Bob Rotella is one of the foremost sports psychologists so it’s only right that two of his books make the list! In this best-seller, Dr. Rotella teaches you how to create a positive mindset regarding all things golf. Whether you’re a casual golfer or you play tournaments, you can benefit from this book. His techniques are used by pros like Davis Love III, Pat Bradley, and John Daly.
Mental Rules for Golf: 61 Innovative Strategies for Unleashing Your Golf Potential by Gregg M. Steinberg
Another golf psychology book that is sure to help you overcome those mental hurdles on the course. This is a short read that provides 61 actionable tips that you can start implementing immediately.
Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf by Ben Hogan
In this classic, Ben Hogan teaches you how anyone – regardless of your current skill level – can learn to break 80. His techniques are time-tested and have been used by millions of golfers all over the world for over 60 years. At just 128 pages, you can read it and hit the course to put what you learned in action all in the same day.
The Best Books About Golf
Learn more about life on the PGA tour, golf legends, and the history of the sport with these best-sellers.
A Good Walk Spoiled by John Feinstein
As a sportswriter, John Feinstein spent a year on the PGA Tour, observing the pressures and pleasures of professional golf. Get inside the heads of golfers like Davis Love III, Nick Price, and Paul Azinger for a trip back in time to the pre-Tiger PGA. It’s well-written, funny, and full of insight about life on the tour.
Moment of Glory: The Year the Underdogs Ruled Golf by John Feinstein
Another by Feinstein, Moment of Glory chronicles the 2003 season. After dominating the field from 2000-2002, Tiger Woods began to struggle. This left the door open for four then-unknowns to step up: Mike Weir, Jim Furyk, Ben Curtis, and Shaun Micheel. How did they step into the top spots? Feinstein examines it all with a fast forward to the 2008 season to see how these victories impacted their careers.
A Life Well Played: My Stories by Arnold Palmer
Published less than a week before the legend’s passing, A Life Well Played is like his parting gift to the world of golf. A must-read for any golfer, Arnie’s last book gives insight into his life both on and off the course. The commemorative edition has a foreword by his long-time friend and competitor, Jack Nicklaus, making it even more special.
The Last Stand of Payne Stewart by Kevin Robbins
In 1999, Payne Stewart was making a strong comeback. After winning the US Open and being part of the winning Ryder Cup team, Payne was one of the biggest names in golf. That all ended in a plane crash in October of the same year. Kevin Robbins interviewed Payne’s friends, family, and colleagues to put together this profile of one of the greats.
The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf by Mark Frost
The book that inspired the movie of the same name, The Greatest Game Ever Played tells the story of Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon and the 1913 US Open. Get a big golf history lesson and learn how this duo and this tournament helped make the sport what it is today.