Books are important, even today when everyone is reading ebooks and spending time looking at a screen. Books contain knowledge and many books can hel
Books are important, even today when everyone is reading ebooks and spending time looking at a screen. Books contain knowledge and many books can help people become better at almost anything, even physical exercise.
Golf is a physical sport, albeit less than other sports, but a wrong swing can still lead to an injury. Injured golfers are like other injured athletes, they fall off for a while and perhaps never recover. You wouldn’t want to bet on the golf ball of an injured player landing in the hole from the first strike. No, golf betting is like every other form of sports betting, it takes research and common sense.
Whether you want to bet on golf or play golf or are simply fond of the sport, here are the classics which you and every other golfer or golf fan should read.
Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game – Joseph Parent
People like Zen Buddhism, especially when they can use all of that knowledge and translate it into everyday routines, not to mention sports. After all, Zen is about being in this moment, and this moment requires you to read this book by Joseph Parent.
Golf is as much a physical game as it is a mental. Learn how to overcome various mental challenges with Zen Golf.
Unconscious Putting – Dave Stockton
Putting is a difficult skill to master. Imagine getting to the green and only needing to hit the ball just a tad bit, to end up missing it entirely or hitting it way too hard. Putting requires mastery, practice and patience. Dave Stockton can teach you how to be a master putter, you only need to put in the work, both reading his book and on the field.
The Big Miss – Hank Haney
This is more of a story than a guide on how to play golf. Hank Haney was the coach of Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods is one of golf’s greatest players and when you read about what Haney had to deal with in order to help Woods overcome his own problems and imperfections will be enlightening. Not every player is perfect and knowing Woods from Haney’s perspective will help demystify the legend.
Harvey Pennick’s Little Red Book – Harvey Pennick and Bud Sharp
Harvey Pennick is another of golf legends, though he played in a time different from today. His book, however, is a great entry-level book for every golfer, and it is great for advanced golfers, too. It is free of technical jargon, making it easy for everyone to understand.
The Short Game Bible – Dave Pelz
This book is for golfers who already know some of the technical terms and are willing to spend more time learning about the game and planning their next shot. Having confidence wins games and this book can teach you how to be more confident about your play.
These are the golf classics everyone should read. There are more golf-related books, but you should start with these.