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Beginner Golfer Books

Updated: Feb 14

Want to spend a little time reading about the game of golf?

As part of our continued commitment to provide step-by-step guides to the game of golf we want to share a comprised list of some of the greatest beginner golf books in the industry. As always, our hope is to not only to provide and share information to those who are new to the game but to also intrigue and inspire existing and future generations.

Be well and enjoy!

Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

By Ben Hogan

Hogan looked for answers in the dirt. Then he wrote them down in this sharply focused volume, laying out the fundamentals of golf’s most famously repeatable swing. Do exactly as he tells you. Then do it again, several million times. Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf

Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf

By Harvey Penick with Bud Shrake

Select one club, perhaps a 7-iron, and love it like a sweetheart.” When it comes to golf instruction, it isn’t always what you say but how you say it. And no one said it better than Harvey Penick, the homespun poet of the practice range. In the span of a long life given over to the game, Penick showed a knack for making golf sound simple, whether he was working with a major winner (Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Mickey Wright were just a few of his famous pupils), or helping a first-timer get the ball aloft. At the end of every workday at Austin Country Club, where he served as the head pro for nearly 50 years, Penick made a habit of scribbling tips and observations in a red spiral-bound notebook. “Take dead aim.” “Swing the club like a weed cutter.” “Sit next to good golfers at dinner time; their confidence will make you a better putter.” Late in Penick’s life, those pearly phrases became the source material for what now ranks as the best-selling golf book of all time.

The Women’s Guide to Golf: A Handbook for Beginners

By Kellie Stenzel

Throughout her teaching career, Kellie Stenzel has been continually asked to recommend a beginning golf instruction book for her female students to read. She researched the market and found nothing suitable--most books are too technical for the beginner and assume that the reader already has some familiarity with the game. This became the inspiration for The Women's Guide to Golf, a well-crafted and easy-to-understand golf instructional for women who are new to the game. Each section of the book provides a complete explanation of the skills needed to play golf. Ideas are presented in a clear and simple manner--golf lingo is translated into every-day English whenever possible so the reader can easily understand. Since students must have an idea of what they are trying to accomplish before they can learn, Kellie Stenzel starts at the very beginning and gives detailed explanations of basic concepts. For example, she explains what a putter looks like, what a putting green looks like, and what the goal of putting is, before teaching the reader how to putt. In addition, since women's learning style is very different from men's, this book also addresses specific women's issues, such as posture and lack of distance. The Women's Guide to Golf is one of the most accessible and comprehensive golf instructionals ever written for women--it is the perfect book for any woman who wants to learn the game.

Pendulum Golf Swing

By Levy Lee Adger

Are you ready to play golf like a pro? Golf pro Lee Adger has developed a tried and true method to teach you how to golf like a pro. Follow the method utilized in this book as well attend his in-person clinics and private lessons to hone your skills as a golfer.

The Coolest Golf Encyclopedia for Kids…:and even Adult Golf Beginners

By Janina Spruza

In this great book you will get to know golf, a magnificent game played by millions of people around the world. You will learn the history of golf, along with its rules and terms and it is very likely that golf will become your favorite game for a lifetime!

Golf for Dummies

By Wiley

The fun and easy way to get a grip on golf!

Golf For Dummies, 4th Edition, gives you all the latest information on the game, including updated expert advice on everything from improving fundamentals to mastering the game's mental aspects. With advice from professional Gary McCord, this expert guide gives you easy to follow instructions for hitting the ball farther and straighter, and hints on how to shave strokes off your game.

Updated instructions on grips, stances, and swings

The most current stars and best courses

New tips from top players on how to improve your game

Details on the latest golf equipment and technology

Playing golf is fun-playing better is even more fun. With a little help from Golf For Dummies, 4th Edition, you'll have the time of your life whenever you hit the links.

Golf My Way: The Instructional Classic, Revised and Updated

By Simon & Schuster

Hailed as a classic and read everywhere golf is played, Golf My Way has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide since it was first published in 1974. Finally, Jack Nicklaus, golf's leading master, definitively covers the whole of his game through a lifetime of greatness. Golf My Way presents an all-inclusive, A-to-Z explanation of how this greatest of champions thinks about and plays the game. -New introduction, endpiece, and illustrations -Brand-new chapters discussing the changes in Nicklaus's outlook and techniques -Reflections on the differences in tournament golf today compared with when Nicklaus joined the PGA tour in 1962 -Advice on the mental elements of improved playing that are not directly related to ball-striking or shot-making

Anatomy of the Perfect Golf Swing

By Glennon Bazzle

A unique work that explains the mechanics of the swing, hand action, shoulder turn, hip turn, foot action, etc. Designed as a quicker method for getting beginners to swing better. Also available in English, Spanish and Japanese translations.

Learn How to Play Golf with our Golf Lessons and Teachings: Golf Book for Beginners to Learn to Play Golf right with our Golf Tips, Golf Lessons Paperback

by Frank J. Peter

So, you want to learn how to play golf? Getting started is actually not so difficult, and this comprehensive 276-page book will help you avoid some of the pitfalls and point you in the direction of a lifetime of fun (and frustration). All the info has been compiled over many years of teaching golf to beginners. You will soon find out that golf is more complicated than it looks, and that there are no short cuts in learning golf properly. There are many golf books with 60 to 100 or so pages. It is simply not possible to cover golf in this few pages, hence this guide is so comprehensive with over 270 pages. All the info we provide in this book is important and will give you the best possible foundation for lifelong enjoyment of this beautiful game. What can you expect to learn from this book?• You will learn the quickest way in how to get started in Golf, i.e. how to grip the golf club, how to stand correctly and so on.• You will learn how to get started the right way and avoid having to un-learn bad habits later on.• You will learn how the different Golf Clubs and Golf Balls work, and which ones are the most suitable for you• You will learn our top 25 in-depth, fully illustrated golf lessons on the proper golf swing, pitching, chipping, putting etc. You will learn from our top 50 bite-sized golf tips to quickly get going.• You will learn about the rules of golf, golf etiquette, health & safety issues associated with golf.• You will learn how to choose a good instructor.• You will learn how to buy golf equipment for a lot less money, so you have more cash left to play golf.• You will learn the things to absolutely avoid on the Golf Course, so you don't make a fool out of yourself.... and many more important nuggets about Golf...

Feeling Naked on the First Tee: An Essential Guide for New Women Golfers

by Ann Kelly

Finally, a book that will boost the confidence of a new woman golfer, written by someone who knows how it feels! Packed with helpful hints, Feeling Naked on the First Tee explains parts of the game that other golf books don't talk about, in language the beginner can understand.

The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing – New Edition for LEFTIES Only!: Curing Your Hit Impulse in Seven Simple Lessons (Golf Instruction for Beginner and Intermediate Golfers Book) (Volume 3)

by Michael McTeigue

*This 2014 edition of the 1985 classic is for LEFTIES ONLY! If you want the RIGHTIE version, search the title on Amazon books! If you love golf, but have never played to your potential, here is a book you will quickly come to treasure. The biggest paradox in golf is that the harder you try to "hit" the ball, the worse you do so. In The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing, Michael McTeigue offers a simple system of sequential body movements that produces a true swinging motion with every club in the bag.

The Golf Handbook, Third Edition: The Complete Guide to the Greatest Game

By Vivien Saunders

Looking to increase your enjoyment of the sport, improve your technique, and, ultimately, take strokes off your scorecard? Comprehensive and easy-to-use, this fully redesigned and updated third edition of the classic manual The Golf Handbook offers essential tips and strategies, plus hundreds of new diagrams, full-color photographs, and features on modern golfing greats like Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, and Sergio Garcia. Because The Golf Handbook focuses on every aspect of the game—from how to grip the club to advanced strategy and shot making—this book is valuable for the beginning putter, the competitive low-handicap player, and golfers of every skill level in between. In The Golf Handbook you’ll find tips on: • Perfecting your stance, grip, and swing for each shot • Mastering every club in the bag, from driver to putter • How to navigate different kinds of courses • Exercises and practice programs for players at every stage • Selecting the right equipment • Strategies for competitive play • How to make shots in adverse conditions • The language of golf, the rules, the etiquette, and the bets • The history of the game and its great players—from Bobby Jones to Jack Nicklaus to Annika Sorenstam

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