My favourite Golf books – Part 2

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My favourite Golf books – Part 2

My favourite Golf books - Part 2

My favourite Golf books – Part 2 is a short golf blog post highlighting some more golf books that have helped shape my golfing career.

It is amazing how fast time flies. I can’t believe it has been over a year since I posted “My favourite Golf books” (Part 1).

I thought it had been around six to eight months since that post went live and so I wanted to create Part 2.

The list of books below is certainly not of lesser importance to me and my career. I simply couldn’t make myself squeeze 20 books onto one blog post.

My favourite Golf books – Part 2
Bury Me in a Pot Bunker

My favourite Golf books - Part 2
This is a wonderful insight to the life of Pete Dye, one of my favourite course designers. He designed such courses as TPC Sawgrass, Whistling Straits, Harbour Town, Crooked Stick, Kiawah Island & Mission Hills. I love this book.

Practical Greenkeeping

A fantastic guide to the basics of care, maintenance, management and welfare of a golf course. Probably the best book to have if you are interested in Greenkeeping.

Dave Pelz Short Game Bible

My favourite Golf books - Part 2
The clue to this one is in the title. This book really is a Bible for every golfer. Learn all of the secrets to the short game including, chipping, chip and run, pitching, bunker shots etc. This book has everything for everyone and I still teach from it.

Into the Bear Pit

Do you want to know what went on behind the scenes at the Brookline Ryder Cup? Then this is the book for you. Mark leaves nothing to the imagination. Everything is revealed behind this controversial Ryder Cup.

Inner Game of Golf

This was the first book that got me interested in Golf Psychology. Timothy turns away from tennis and concentrates his methods in golf and reduces his scores by 15 shots in one year. A very interesting book for all levels of golfers.

Preferred Lies

Join Andrew on his journey to find the pure essence of golf. After playing various courses including the Old Course in St Andrews to miners courses in Yorkshire. He believes the heart of golf lies on a 9 hole course in North Ronaldsay.

The Links

My favourite Golf books - Part 2
This book describes what it takes to design a great golf course. Alister MacKenzie really believed that Robert knew exactly what he was talking about, even though Robert was no Course architect or Golf Professional. A very interesting read.

Spirit of St Andrews

My favourite Golf books - Part 2
A beautiful book, by Alister MacKenzie, written over 80 years ago and is still relevant today. Read the lost manuscripts which include topics like the golf swing, rules, great courses and their designs. This book is full of Alister’s personal thoughts and opinions on the game.

Better Golf

This book, by the legend himself, looks at some of the basics of the game and of a good swing. Lessons and stories from the father of, the late, Peter Alliss.

Zen Putting

Zen Putting looks at the psychological side to the games most difficult part. Learn some of the tricks to help overcome those nerves on the green. A good book that follows on form Zen Golf.


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