Golf Ebook Best Sellers

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Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf - Ben Hogan, Herbert Warren Wind & Anthony Ravielli Cover Art

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

Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf by Ben Hogan, Herbert Warren Wind & Anthony Ravielli

A timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print,  Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons  outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sport—fully illustrated with drawings and diagrams to improve your game instantly.

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6 Weeks To Golf Fitness - Phil Davies Cover Art

6 Weeks To Golf Fitness

6 Weeks To Golf Fitness How To Get Healthy And Fit, And Hit The Ball Further Than Ever! by Phil Davies

Looking to increase the distance of your drives, improve the accuracy of your golf shots, lower your handicap or simply to better enjoy the game you love?  You’ve heard (correctly) that fitter golfers generally play better but you don’t know what exercises to do or in what order? 6 Weeks To Golf Fitness provides a series of step-by-step home exercise programs that will help improve every aspect of your golf game.  Indeed, these fitness routines were designed specifically for golfers and feature carefully selected exercises that will strengthen the muscles most solicited in golf.  The exercise routines can easily be performed in a home or a gym setting and require the use of very few and inexpensive equipments. Indeed, while many of the golf fitness exercises require no equipment at all some use a combination of the following: - Swiss ball (stability ball) - Dumbbells - Stretch bands (or resistance tubes) Gain access to the following - beautifully illustrated - golf fitness routines: - Warm-up - Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Strength and Stability Circuits (depending on your current fitness level) - Stretching - Pre-Round Warm-up - Bonus: Self Myofascial Release (SMR) exercises Begin your fitness program with confidence knowing that the material provided was assembled by a Strength & Conditioning Specialist, the result of thorough research into the sports science literature.  The exercises themselves are all beautifully illustrated, showing you quickly and clearly how to perform the various steps of the programs. Don’t wait any longer.  Start your own golf fitness program today and see full results in as little as 6 weeks.  Your golf game will thank you!

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Golf is Not a Game of Perfect - Bob Rotella Cover Art

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Bob Rotella

Filled with insightful stories about golf, Dr. Bob Rotella’s delightful book will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player. Dr. Bob Rotella is one of the hottest performance consultants in America today. Among his many professional clients are Nick Price (last year's Player of the Year), Tom Kite, Davis Love III, Pat Bradley, Brad Faxon, John Daly, and many others. Rotella, or “Doc,” as most players refer to him, goes beyond just the usual mental aspects of the game and the reliance on specific techniques. What Rotella does here in this extraordinary book, and with his clients, is to create an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of a golfer's game, from mental preparation to competition. The most wonderful aspect of it all is that it is done in a conversational fashion, in a dynamic blend of anecdote and lesson. And, as some of the world's greatest golfers will attest, the results are spectacular. Golfers will improve their golf game and have more fun playing. Some of Rotella's maxims include: -On the first tee, a golfer must expect only two things of himself: to have fun, and to focus his mind properly on every shot. -Golfers must learn to love 'the challenge when they hit a ball into the rough, trees, or sand. The alternatives—anger, fear, whining, and cheating—do no good. -Confidence is crucial to good golf. Confidence is simply the aggregate of the thoughts you have about yourself. -It is more important to be decisive than to be correct when preparing to play any golf shot or putt. Filled with delightful and insightful stories about golf and the golfers Rotella works with, Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.

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Zen Golf - Joseph Parent Cover Art

Zen Golf

Zen Golf Mastering the Mental Game by Joseph Parent

By combining classic insights and stories from Zen tradition, Zen Golf helps eliminate the mental distractions that routinely cause poor shots and loss of concentration, allowing golfers to feel in “the zone” that professionals have learned to master. “The lessons in Zen Golf make the mental game seem so simple. Dr. Parent has given me very effective methods for working with thoughts and emotions, and for taking the negatives out of the picture.” —Vijay Singh, Masters and PGA Champion The best players know that golf is a game of confidence, and most important, concentration–the ability to focus and block out distraction. The goal of achieving clear thought is also at the heart of Buddhist teachings. In his highly original and groundbreaking book, noted PGA coach and Buddhist instructor, Dr. Joseph Parent, draws on this natural connection and teaches golfers how to clear their minds, achieve ultimate focus, and play in the moment for each shot. Zen Golf presents a simple system for building “mental game mastery.” Dr Parent’s unique PAR Approach (focusing on Preparation, Action, and Response to Results) guides golfers with specific techniques for each aspect of their games. In chapters such as “How to Get From the Practice Tee to the First Tee”, “You Produce What You Fear”, and “How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf”, the author shares a personal teaching regimen that has helped improve the games of professionals and amateurs alike.  Clear, concise, and enlightening, Zen Golf shows golfers how to prepare for, execute, and equally important, respond the results of any golf shot. A different approach to golf instruction, this book shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings.

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Tales from Q School - John Feinstein Cover Art

Tales from Q School

Tales from Q School Inside Golf's Fifth Major by John Feinstein

From the author of  Raise a Fist, Take a Knee  and  A Good Walk Spoiled, this "must-read" national bestseller takes you inside the dramatic world of the highest-pressure golf tournament in the world ( Tampa Tribune ).   It is the tournament that separates champions from mortals. It is the starting point for the careers of future legends and can be the final stop on the down escalator for fading stars. The annual PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament is one of the most grueling competitions in any sport. Every fall, veterans and talented hopefuls sweat through six rounds of hell at Q school, as the tournament is universally known, to get a shot at the PGA Tour, vying for the 30 slots available. The grim reality: If you don't make it through Q school, you're not on the PGA tour. You're out. And those who make it to the six-day finals are the lucky ones: hundreds more players fail to get through the equally grueling first two stages of the event. John Feinstein tells the story of the players who compete for these coveted positions in the 2005 Q school as only he can. With arresting accounts from the players, established winners, rising stars, the defeated, and the endlessly hopeful, America's favorite sportswriter unearths the inside story behind the PGA Tour's brutal all-or-nothing competition.

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Swing The Handle - Not The Clubhead - Eddie Merrins Cover Art

Swing The Handle - Not The Clubhead

Swing The Handle - Not The Clubhead by Eddie Merrins

Legendary golf instructor, PGA Hall-of-Fame member, and Bel-Air Country Club Professional Emeritus Eddie Merrins shares his knowledge of the game in this Inaugural eBook Edition of his classic book, "Swing The Handle - Not The Clubhead".  Utilize his revolutionary method and time-tested techniques to produce a mechanically perfect golf swing, each and every time you swing - become a better player, simplify your game, and have fun doing it!

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The A Swing - David Leadbetter & Ron Kaspriske Cover Art

The A Swing

The A Swing The Alternative Approach to Great Golf by David Leadbetter & Ron Kaspriske

A National Bestseller! David Leadbetter is the most recognized golf instructor in the history of the game. His new book, The A Swing , is his first for a decade and is an evolution of his swing theories that have successfully helped thousands of golfers globally. His tour players, whom he has coached over the years, have amassed 19 major golf championships. David has been prolific during his 30+ year career in producing books, videos, teaching aids that have inspired golfers of every level to reach their potential. The A Swing - A stands for Alternative - is a simple way to swing the club, which follows biomechanically sound, scientific principles, and only requires minimal practice. The A Swing has been thoroughly tested with a wide range of players, from tour level to beginner, junior to senior, and the results overall have been nothing short of dramatic. The A Swing is a way to develop a consistent, repetitive motion which will improve accuracy and distance, and is easy on the body. It will fix many of golf's common faults, and the book takes you through an easy, step-by-step approach. With over 200 illustrations, easy drills, and the 7-Minute Practice Plan, golfers now have the opportunity to play the way they've always dreamed of. Golf is a frustrating game, even for the top players, but the A Swing will make it easier and more fun. It could really change the way the game has been taught, which hasn't changed for years - it is not an exact method, and has leeway for individualism. David is excited that the A Swing will help golfers the world over enjoy the game more. In essence, the A Swing is a shortcut to great golf. Whatever your level of play is now, whatever your goals, however you've been struggling with the game, the A Swing could change your golfing life.

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Fearless Golf

Fearless Golf Conquering the Mental Game by Dr. Gio Valiante

A detailed plan for conquering the FEAR that sabotages swings and ruins psyches, from the pioneering psychologist whose techniques have benefited Davis Love III, Justin Leonard, and numerous other world-class golfers. As Jack Nicklaus once observed, fear is the golfer’s greatest enemy, inspiring Tiger Woods to "refuse" to give in to this debilitating emotion. It can turn professionals into jelly and dominate the games of most amateurs. It alters swing paths, causes “tap-in” putts to go awry, and transforms a golfer from a brilliant shot-maker on the practice range into an incompetent hack on the course. Most golfers understand this, but do not have the tools to overcome it. That’s where Dr. Gio Valiante comes in. A pioneering sports psychologist, Valiante has studied the sources of an athlete’s fear, investigated the physiological and neurological impact of fear on performance, and, most important of all, developed a groundbreaking program for conquering it. With Valiante's help and by applying Fearless Golf, Justin Leonard went from three consecutive missed cuts to three consecutive top tens, and Chad Campbell recently moved from 98th in the world to 7th. Davis Love III went from zero wins in 2002 to four wins in 2003, and Chris DiMarco made the 2004 Ryder Cup Team. Emphasizing the need to replace a fixation-on-results with a commitment to mastery of one’s body and one's mind, Valiante’s approach will not only help golfers reach their true potential, it will make playing every round fun again. Through concrete confidence and mastery drills, he presents specific ways readers can break free of fear’s grasp and perform at their best—even under the most extreme pressure. With detailed quotes and anecdotes given exclusively to Dr. Valiante from the best players in the game—including Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, and other tour professionals, Fearless Golf is the ultimate guide to the mental game, the hottest topic in golf today.

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How I Play Golf - Tiger Woods Cover Art

How I Play Golf

How I Play Golf by Tiger Woods

For the first time, champion Tiger Woods reveals the five secrets to his amazing success - a combination of physical, metaphysical and psychological practices he uses daily to keep his game in top shape.

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A Course Called America - Tom Coyne Cover Art

A Course Called America

A Course Called America Fifty States, Five Thousand Fairways, and the Search for the Great American Golf Course by Tom Coyne

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Globe-trotting golfer Tom Coyne has finally come home. And he’s ready to play all of it. After playing hundreds of courses overseas in the birthplace of golf, ​Coyne, the author of A Course Called Ireland and A Course Called Scotland , returns to his own birthplace and delivers a rollicking love letter to golf in the United States. In the span of one unforgettable year, Coyne crisscrosses the country in search of its greatest golf experience, playing every course to ever host a US Open, along with more than two hundred hidden gems and heavyweights, visiting all fifty states to find a better understanding of his home country and countrymen. Coyne’s journey begins where the US Open and US Amateur got their start, historic Newport Country Club in Rhode Island. As he travels from the oldest and most elite of links to the newest and most democratic, Coyne finagles his way onto coveted first tees (Shinnecock, Oakmont, Chicago GC) between rounds at off-the-map revelations, like ranch golf in Eastern Oregon and homemade golf in the Navajo Nation. He marvels at the golf miracle hidden in the sand hills of Nebraska, and plays an unforgettable midnight game under bright sunshine on the summer solstice in Fairbanks, Alaska. More than just a tour of the best golf the United States has to offer, Coyne’s quest connects him with hundreds of American golfers, each from a different background but all with one thing in common: pride in welcoming Coyne to their course. Trading stories and swing tips with caddies, pros, and golf buddies for the day, Coyne adopts the wisdom of one of his hosts in Minnesota: the best courses are the ones you play with the best people. But, in the end, only one stop on Coyne’s journey can be ranked the Great American Golf Course. Throughout his travels, he invites golfers to debate and help shape his criteria for judging the quintessential American course. Should it be charmingly traditional or daringly experimental? An architectural showpiece or a natural wonder? Countless conversations and gut instinct lead him to seek out a course that feels bold and idealistic, welcoming yet imperfect, with a little revolutionary spirit and a damn good hot dog at the turn. He discovers his long-awaited answer in the most unlikely of places. Packed with fascinating tales from American golf history, comic road misadventures, illuminating insights into course design, and many a memorable round with local golfers and celebrity guests alike, A Course Called America is an epic narrative travelogue brimming with heart and soul.

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The Plane Truth for Golfers - Jim Hardy & John Andrisani Cover Art

The Plane Truth for Golfers

The Plane Truth for Golfers Breaking Down the One-plane Swing and the Two-Plane Swing and Finding the One That's Right for You by Jim Hardy & John Andrisani

"Jim Hardy is the most knowledgeable teacher in golf. This extraordinary book will be the most revolutionary instructional book since Ben Hogan's Five Lessons ." --Peter Jacobsen, Seven-time PGA Tour event winner Voted one of "America's 50 Greatest Teachers" by Golf Digest and ranked in the "Top 100 Teachers" list of Golf magazine, Jim Hardy is a veritable scholar of swing. He's been fixing the swings of professional and amateur golfers since 1977, and in The Plane Truth for Golfers , he makes his groundbreaking concepts available to you for the first time. Hardy's revolutionary approach is simple: There are two sets of fundamentals to the swing, not one. There is the one-plane swing, for more athletic players, and the two-plane swing, suitable for players of all abilities. Understanding these concepts is crucial to your improvement, and Hardy breaks them down into easy-to-follow steps, complete with dozens of photographs.

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Understanding the Golf Swing - Manuel de la Torre Cover Art

Understanding the Golf Swing

Understanding the Golf Swing (with embedded video) by Manuel de la Torre

Understanding the Golf Swing (with embedded video) will show you a different, simpler approach to the golf swing. Manuel de la Torre, is a member of the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame, a program founded by Golf Magazine to ensure that the theories and philosophies of the game's greatest instructors live on. He is the leading modern day proponent of Ernest Jones' Swing Principles method of golf instruction. The Jones and de la Torre concept is quite simple: "If the club is used properly, the body movements take care of themselves." This simple statement has the power to bring about profound improvements in your game!   The new IPAD edition features the full text of the print version of Understanding the Golf Swing and over 30 minutes of video from the accompanying DVD.   From the Foreword by Carol Mann, Ladies Professional Golf Association and member of the Hall of Fame: "Manuel first impressed upon me that I was really trying to produce one thing - a swing! He not only taught me a simpler swing but also ball flights that are essential for any tournament player to shape shots and trajectories. Be prepared to hear, 'It can't be that easy!' Be prepared to use your mind to direct your golf actions. Be prepared to discard chaos while practicing or on the course. Be prepared to commit to a new way of being on the course. Be prepared to enjoy learning and playing in a full, rich state, blending your mind, body and club. After reading Understanding the Golf Swing you will join me in thanking Manuel de la Torre, as I do every day."

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Own Your Game - Dave Stockton & Matthew Rudy Cover Art

Own Your Game

Own Your Game How to Use Your Mind to Play Winning Golf by Dave Stockton & Matthew Rudy

“The Pro Tour’s hottest coach” ( Golf Digest ) distills the lessons of a private strategy session into an indispensable “soft skills” companion.   Credited with transforming the short games of world-class golfers like Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Annika Sorenstam, and Yani Tseng, Dave Stockton is one of the most sought-after coaches in golf. Yet Stockton’s natural abilities are more like the average player’s than those of most tour superstars. Not particularly long off the tee and average in terms of ballstriking, Stockton has won multiple major championships through a willingness to set his ego aside and analyze his game objectively—precisely what make him so effective as an instructor. The hallmark of Stockton’s coaching is the idea that “trying doesn’t work.” He shows students how to get out of their own way and let their subconscious take over.   In Own Your Game , Stockton recreates the experience of riding eighteen holes with him at one of his highly sought-after corporate outings. He explains how any player can learn to use his or her mind effectively—both in the microcosm of the shot at hand and in plotting a way through a round. Amateur golfers are tired of trying to imitate the swings of the pros—to mostly disastrous results. Stockton gives players the tools and the freedom to play better with the swing they currently have. Portable, conversational, practical—and complete with a mini-guide to playing business golf with colleagues and clients— Own Your Game shows how players at all levels can master the all-important mental game.

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The Leadbetter Golf Academy Handbook - Sean Hogan Cover Art

The Leadbetter Golf Academy Handbook

The Leadbetter Golf Academy Handbook Techniques and Strategies from the World's Greatest Coaches by Sean Hogan

Certified instructors Sean Hogan and Kevin Smeltz, along with championship golfers Suzann Pettersen and Ian Poulter and World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Nick Price, provide invaluable advice on how to improve upon every aspect of the golf game by gaining a clear and concise understanding for each key element of the sport. The book shows golfers how to improve their full swing, short game, practice routines, and how to better their mental and physical conditioning strategies. The Leadbetter Golf Academy Handbook is a collection of successful blueprints by top-notch players and instructors that will help players of all levels improve their understanding and performance.

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Putting Out of Your Mind - Bob Rotella Cover Art

Putting Out of Your Mind

Putting Out of Your Mind by Bob Rotella

This old adage is familiar to all golfers but is especially resonant with Dr. Bob Rotella, the bestselling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and one of the foremost golf authorities today. In Putting Out of Your Mind, Rotella offers entertaining and instructive insight into the key element of a winning game—great putting. He here reveals the unique mental approach that great putting requires and helps golfers of all levels master this essential skill. Much like Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, Putting Out of Your Mind is an informative and valuable guide to achieving a better golf game. While most golfers spend their time trying to perfect their swing so they can drive the ball farther, Rotella encourages them to concentrate on their putting—the most crucial yet often overlooked aspect of the game. Great players are not only aware of the importance of putting, they go out of their way to master it, and mastery can only begin with the understanding of the attitude needed to be a better putter. Rotella's mental rules have helped some of the greatest golfers in the world become champion putters and, for the first time, are now available to golfers everywhere. With everything from true-to-life stories of such greats as Davis Love III, David Duval, and Brad Faxon to dozens of game-changing practice drills, Putting Out of Your Mind is the new bible of putting for amateurs and pros alike.

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Golf For Dummies - Gary McCord & Tony Smart Cover Art

Golf For Dummies

Golf For Dummies by Gary McCord & Tony Smart

The fun and easy way to get into the swing of things and take strokes off your game – fast Whether you're a total beginner or you've clocked a few hours on the links, Golf For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the only guide you need. Packed with expert tips and techniques for everything from mastering your grip, stance and swing to shaping up with golf-specific exercises, this updated and expanded edition of the international bestseller features new, step-by-step photos, tips for women players, seniors and lefties, and loads of fun golf history facts. Learn your ABCs – master the basics, from golf lingo and choosing your clubs, to who to play with and where Watch your step – get the lowdown on golf rules, how to keep score, and take a crash-course on gamesmanship and the do's and taboos of golf-course etiquette Get into the swing – delve into the art and science of the golf swing, including how to blast your way out of bunkers and how to develop an effective putting stroke Tackle the tough shots – finesse difficult shots like a pro and deal with bad weather and bad luck with grace and skill Fine-tune your play – zero in on common faults and bad habits and learn time-tested techniques for easily fixing them once and for all To school or not to school – decide whether formal lessons are right for you and find out how to select a great teacher 'If you've ever wanted to know more about golf or improve your game then this is your guide' – The Fairway, from a review of the 1st edition 'Does exactly what it says on the tin!' – Today's Golfer, from a review of the 1st edition Open the book and find: Tips on choosing golf balls and clubs Exercises for getting and staying in golf shape How to develop your own swing Putting, chipping and pitching Mastering grip, stance and swing Simple fixes for common faults Golf rules and etiquette Advice on taking advantage of high-tech equipment Where to play in the UK and Europe Learn to: Master your grip, stance and swing Improve your game with tips from the pros Overcome the game's mental challenges with tricks and exercises

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The Finest Nines - Zac Blair Cover Art

The Finest Nines

The Finest Nines The Best Nine-Hole Golf Courses in North America by Zac Blair

Over the past few years, perhaps due to an increase in work and family commitments, there has been a noticeable rise in the number of golfers interested in playing nine-hole courses. Although there are close to eight thousand such courses worldwide, how do golfers determine which are the best ones to play? In The Finest Nines , golf writer and historian Anthony Pioppi highlights the twenty-five finest nine-hole courses in North America and details how to play each one. Some of the courses featured include: • Whitinsville Golf Club—Whitinsville, Massachusetts • Sweetens Cove Golf Club—South Pittsburg, Tennessee • Birchwood Country Club—Westport, Connecticut • LivingStone Golf Course—Calgary, Alberta • Aetna Springs Golf Course—Pope Valley, California • And many more! This book also includes an interview with course designer and architect Mike Nuzzo about designing a nine-hole golf course in the modern era as well as profiles of courses that have a non-traditional number of holes. The Finest Nines is the perfect gift for the avid golfer who does not have the time to play a full eighteen holes!

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Putting - John Garrity Cover Art

Putting

Putting The Stroke-Savers Guide by John Garrity

Great pro golfers, says the adage, "drive for show and putt for dough." Though you may not be able to drive like a pro, you can lower your golf score by sharpening your game around the pin. In this book, noted pro golfer, John Garrity provides lucid, practical instruction for any golfer seeking to improve his or her short game. With this book you'll learn: What factors to consider when choosing a putter Three critical keys to a neutral grip Ten special drills that can shave strokes off your game How to use the long putter When to chip, when to pitch or when to putt

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The Match - Mark Frost Cover Art

The Match

The Match The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever by Mark Frost

In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era -- Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan -- against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. The year: 1956. Decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match, and challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them. In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day-legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played-comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

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Commander in Cheat

Commander in Cheat How Golf Explains Trump by Rick Reilly

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Reilly pokes more holes in Trump's claims than there are sand traps on all of his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming." -- The New Yorker "Golf is the spine of this shocking, wildly humorous book, but humanity is its flesh and spirit." -- Chicago Sun-Times "Every one of Trump's most disgusting qualities surfaces in golf." -- The Ringer An outrageous indictment of Donald Trump's appalling behavior when it comes to golf -- on and off the green -- and what it reveals about his character. Donald Trump loves golf. He loves to play it, buy it, build it, and operate it. He owns 14 courses around the world and runs another five, all of which he insists are the best on the planet. He also claims he's a 3 handicap, almost never loses, and has won an astonishing 18 club championships. How much of all that is true? Almost none of it, acclaimed sportswriter Rick Reilly reveals in this unsparing look at Trump in the world of golf. Based on Reilly's own experiences with Trump as well as interviews with over 100 golf pros, amateurs, developers, and caddies, Commander in Cheat is a startling and at times hilarious indictment of Trump and his golf game. You'll learn how Trump cheats (sometimes with the help of his caddies and Secret Service agents), lies about his scores (the "Trump Bump"), tells whoppers about the rank of his courses and their worth (declaring that every one of them is worth $50 million), and tramples the etiquette of the game (driving on greens doesn't help). Trump doesn't brag so much, though, about the golf contractors he stiffs, the course neighbors he intimidates, or the way his golf decisions wind up infecting his political ones. For Trump, it's always about winning. To do it, he uses the tricks he picked up from the hustlers at the public course where he learned the game as a college kid, and then polished as one of the most bombastic businessmen of our time. As Reilly writes, "Golf is like bicycle shorts. It reveals a lot about a man." Commander in Cheat "paints a side-splitting portrait of a congenital cheater" ( Esquire ), revealing all kinds of unsightly truths Trump has been hiding.

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Golf Is a Game of Confidence - Bob Rotella Cover Art

Golf Is a Game of Confidence

Golf Is a Game of Confidence by Bob Rotella

Confidence, or “playing with your eyes,” can be the difference between making par and a bogey, one-putting and three-putting, winning and losing. To help readers revolutionize their own course management and mental game, Rotella relates stories of the game’s legendary figures, from Byron Nelson’s unsurpassed streak of eleven wins in a row and seventeen wins in a year in 1945 to inspirational rounds in the careers of Brad Faxon, Tom Kite, and Davis Love III. Rotella tells of golfers playing when the pressure is most intense and confidence most required, and depicts in detail their most personal thoughts and challenges. In essence, Rotella allows the reader not only to get inside the ropes but also to get inside the heads of the game’s greatest players in their most important moments. In this highly instructional and motivational book, Rotella shows all golfers how they can use the same mental processes to achieve their own dreams, taking every bit as much joy from their triumphs as Tom Kite did in his US Open win at Pebble Beach. Filled with lore about the great players, great courses, and great tournaments, Golf Is a Game of Confidence inspires golfers to reach new heights in their games and their lives.

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Seven Days in Augusta

Seven Days in Augusta Behind the Scenes at the Masters by Mark Cannizzaro & Phil Mickelson

The Masters is unquestionably the crown jewel of golf's major tournaments, not only for the transcendent performances it has inspired over the years, but for the incomparable sights and sounds of Augusta National and its environs, each distinct element contributing to the storied, rarefied atmosphere which draws tens of thousands to Georgia each spring. Seven Days in Augusta spans everything from the par-3 contest, to Amen Corner, to Butler Cabin. Mark Cannizzaro goes behind the scenes of the exclusive competition, covering wide-ranging topics including green jacket rituals, tales from The Crow's Nest atop the clubhouse, the extreme lengths some fans have gone to acquire tickets, and what goes on outside the gates during Masters week. Also featuring some of the most memorable and dramatic moments from the tournament's history, this is an essential, expansive look at golf's favorite event.

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A Course Called Scotland - Tom Coyne Cover Art

A Course Called Scotland

A Course Called Scotland Searching the Home of Golf for the Secret to Its Game by Tom Coyne

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “One of the best golf books this century.” — Golf Digest Tom Coyne’s A Course Called Scotland is a heartfelt and humorous celebration of his quest to play golf on every links course in Scotland, the birthplace of the game he loves. For much of his adult life, bestselling author Tom Coyne has been chasing a golf ball around the globe. When he was in college, studying abroad in London, he entered the lottery for a prized tee time in Scotland, grabbing his clubs and jumping the train to St. Andrews as his friends partied in Amsterdam; later, he golfed the entirety of Ireland’s coastline, chased pros through the mini-tours, and attended grueling Qualifying Schools in Australia, Canada, and Latin America. Yet, as he watched the greats compete, he felt something was missing. Then one day a friend suggested he attempt to play every links course in Scotland and qualify for the greatest championship in golf. The result is A Course Called Scotland , “a fast-moving, insightful, often funny travelogue encompassing the width of much of the British Isles” ( GolfWeek ), including St. Andrews, Turnberry, Dornoch, Prestwick, Troon, and Carnoustie. With his signature blend of storytelling, humor, history, and insight, Coyne weaves together his “witty and charming” ( Publishers Weekly ) journey to more than 100 legendary courses in Scotland with compelling threads of golf history and insights into the contemporary home of golf. As he journeys Scotland in search of the game’s secrets, he discovers new and old friends, rediscovers the peace and power of the sport, and, most importantly, reaffirms the ultimate connection between the game and the soul. It is “a must-read” ( Golf Advisor ) rollicking love letter to Scotland and golf as no one has attempted it before.

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The Big Miss - Hank Haney Cover Art

The Big Miss

The Big Miss My Years Coaching Tiger Woods by Hank Haney

The Big Miss is Hank Haney’s candid and surprisingly insightful account of his tumultuous six-year journey with Tiger Woods, during which the supremely gifted golfer collected six major championships and rewrote golf history. Hank was one of the very few people allowed behind the curtain. He was with Tiger 110 days a year, spoke to him over 200 days a year, and stayed at his home up to 30 days a year, observing him in nearly every circumstance: at tournaments, on the practice range, over meals, with his wife, Elin, and relaxing with friends.   The relationship between the two men began in March 2004 when Hank received a call from Tiger in which the golf champion asked him to be his coach. It was a call that would change both men’s lives.   Tiger—only 28 at the time—was by then already an icon, judged by the sporting press as not only one of the best golfers ever, but possibly the best athlete ever. Already he was among the world’s highest paid celebrities. There was an air of mystery surrounding him, an aura of invincibility. Unique among athletes, Tiger seemed to be able to shrug off any level of pressure and find a way to win.   But Tiger was always looking to improve, and he wanted Hank’s help.   What Hank soon came to appreciate was that Tiger was one of the most complicated individuals he’d ever met, let alone coached. Although Hank had worked with hundreds of elite golfers and was not easily impressed, there were days watching Tiger on the range when Hank couldn’t believe what he was witnessing. On those days, it was impossible to imagine another human playing golf so perfectly.   And yet Tiger is human—and Hank’s expert eye was adept at spotting where Tiger’s perfection ended and an opportunity for improvement existed. Always haunting Tiger was his fear of “the big miss”—the wildly inaccurate golf shot that can ruin an otherwise solid round—and it was because that type of blunder was sometimes part of Tiger’s game that Hank carefully redesigned his swing mechanics.   Hank’s most formidable coaching challenge, though, would be solving the riddle of Tiger’s personality. Wary of the emotional distractions that might diminish his game and put him further from his goals, Tiger had developed a variety of tactics to keep people from getting too close, and not even Hank—or Tiger’s family and friends, for that matter—was spared “the treatment.”   Toward the end of Tiger and Hank’s time together, the champion’s laser-like focus began to blur and he became less willing to put in punishing hours practicing—a disappointment to Hank, who saw in Tiger’s behavior signs that his pupil had developed a conflicted relationship with the game. Hints that Tiger hungered to reinvent himself were present in his bizarre infatuation with elite military training, and—in a development Hank didn’t see coming—in the scandal that would make headlines in late 2009. It all added up to a big miss that Hank, try as he might, couldn’t save Tiger from.   There’s never been a book about Tiger Woods that is as intimate and revealing—or one so wise about what it takes to coach a superstar athlete.

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Up and Down

Up and Down Victories and Struggles in the Course of Life by Bubba Watson

He was a small-town boy who burst onto the international golf scene with a dramatic hook shot from deep in the woods to win the Masters— before the game he loved almost killed him. Opening up about the toll that chasing and achieving his dream of being a champion golfer took on his mental health, Bubba Watson shares his powerful story of the breaking point that gave him clarity.    Bubba Watson is known as the big-hitting left-handed golfer who plays with the pink driver—the small-town kid who grew up as a child golf prodigy before going on to win two Masters Tournaments, competing in the Olympics, and rising to be the number two golfer in the world.   But every dream comes with a price. Feeling that he was never good enough, Bubba began to let the constant criticism from fans and commentators haunt his thoughts. Success in the game he loved was killing him. In Up and Down, Bubba opens up about his debilitating anxiety attacks, the death of his father and namesake, adopting his children, and how reaching a breaking point professionally and personally drew him closer to his family and God.    Golf is what Bubba Watson does, but it is not who he is. Through his story, you’ll learn how Bubba:  Overcame his anxiety and feelings of inadequacy Found his true identity not in the standards of the world, but in the God who already knows he is enough Learned to trust God with his gifts, family, and biggest dreams Became the husband, father, friend, and mentor he was called to be   Life, like golf, is filled with ups and downs. Up and Down is the inspiring story of an imperfect man striving to become the best person he can be—wherever the course may take him.

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Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger An Obsessed Golfer's Quest to Play with the Pros by Tom Coyne

"Think country-club clinic meets Navy Seals training. I will pay any price, bear any burden, leave my home to follow the seasons, build my own swing studio in the basement, construct a practice green in my backyard. . . . Everything the big boys have access to, I want double."  Like most amateur golfers, Tom Coyne had often wondered whether the pros won because they were more talented or because they were more obsessed. Overweight and burdened by a 14 handicap, he decided to find out for himself what it takes to play like a pro. Charting his journey, which included hiring top golf gurus such as Dr. Jim Suttie— Paper Tiger takes readers from the Michelob tournament (a win for Tom) to the Australian Tour—where forty-mile-per-hour winds and a driving rain scare off his Japanese partners. With each chapter, he tracks his weight alongside his handicap, pursuing his dream with a reckless abandon that comes to involve hardcore diets, pricey technology, even psychologists. With echoes of Dead Solid Perfect and Who's Your Caddy? Tom brings his uniquely edgy, deeply human perspective to a game that can simultaneously bring out the best and the worst in everyone who tries to master it.

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Mastering Golf's Mental Game

Mastering Golf's Mental Game Your Ultimate Guide to Better On-Course Performance and Lower Scores by Michael Lardon & Matthew Rudy

Perfect your mental approach to your game To be a golfer is to tinker—with everything from equipment to grip to swing. But one thing most players don’t give enough attention to is the mental game. Psychologists aren’t a new phenomenon in golf, but Dr. Michael Lardon is a different breed of performance coach. Instead of sending his players into a losing battle against emotion, indecision, and fear on the golf course, he shows them how to organize their thoughts and use them for maximum performance. His step-by-step Pre-Shot Pyramid provides any player with the ideal blueprint for shot setup. And his revolutionary Mental Scorecard will give you the tools to accurately measure what you really do on the golf course and how to make real, permanent improvements.             You will learn the same techniques that Dr. Lardon shares with Phil Mickelson and dozens of other tour players, including the tools that helped Mickelson right himself after the 2012 U.S. Open to win the British Open a month later with a historic final round. Mastering Golf’s Mental Game will change the way you think about golf, and is a must-read for any player serious about shooting better scores and getting more enjoyment out of the game.

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The Masters

The Masters Golf, Money, and Power in Augusta, Georgia by Curt Sampson

The Masters golf tournament weaves a hypnotic spell. It is the toughest ticket in sports, with black-market tickets selling for $10,000 and more. Success at Augusta National breeds legends, while failure can overshadow even the most brilliant of careers. But as Curt Sampson, author of the bestselling Hogan, reveals in The Masters , a cold heart beats behind the warm antebellum façade of this famous Augusta course. And that heart belongs to the man who killed himself on the grounds two decades ago. Club and tournament founder Clifford Roberts, a New York stockbroker, still seems to run the place from his grave. An elusive and reclusive figure, Roberts pulled the strings that made the Masters the greatest golf tournament in the world. His story—including his relationship with presidents, power brokers, and every golf champion from Bobby Jones to Arnold Palmer to Jack Nicklaus—has never been told. Until now.          The Masters is an amazing slice of history, taking us inside the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Augusta's most famous member. It is a look at how the new South coexists with the old South: the relationships between blacks and whites, between Southerners and Northerners, between rich and poor—with such characters as James Brown, the Godfather of Soul; the great boxer Beau Jack; and Frank Stranahan, the playboy golfer and the only white pro ever banned from the tournament. The Masters is a spellbinding portrait of a tournament unlike any other.

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Hank Haney's Essentials of the Swing

Hank Haney's Essentials of the Swing A 7-Point Plan for Building a Better Swing and Shaping Your Shots by Hank Haney

"Hank knows more about ball flight and what controls it than anyone in the game." ?Masters and British Open champion Mark O'Meara Get back to basics and build your best possible golf swing Lots of golf instructors can show you tricks to correct a hook or to stop hitting the ball fat, but these are just quick fixes that leave you with a swing built on mistakes. In Hank Haney's Essentials of the Swing, the world's premier expert on the golf swing takes you back to step one to master the essentials and build a complete, powerful, and consistent swing that will improve your game quickly and keep you playing better for years to come. This step-by-step guide brings you the same careful analytical approach that Hank has shared with the hundreds of touring pros who have been his students ? including the world's #1 golfer. It walks you through every aspect of your swing, from grip to contact to follow-through, and shows you how to analyze ball flight to shape your shots and put the ball where you want it more frequently and with much more consistency. Packed with helpful pictures, invaluable practice tips, and insightful pointers on everything from club selection to the difference between a good miss and a bad miss, Hank Haney's Essentials of the Swing is the resource you need to hit the top of your game and stay there.

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The Anatomy of a Golf Course

The Anatomy of a Golf Course The Art of Golf Architecture by Tom Doak

A key book for the golfer's library, exploring the intricacies of golf architecture—and how this knowledge can improve your golf game. Knowledgeable golfers and beginners alike will find The Anatomy of a Golf Course fascinating--and stroke saving--reading.

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Deane Beman: Golf's Driving Force

Deane Beman: Golf's Driving Force The Inside Story of the Man Who Transformed Professional Golf Into a Billion-Dollar Business by Adam Schupak

Once called the most powerful person in golf, former PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman transformed a loosely-knit association of tournaments into the envy of the sports world. Discover how Beman survived a coup led by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, purchases 415 acres of Florida swampland for $1 and transforms it into one of golf's most famous cathedrals, and orchestrates deals that made the Tour one of the most successful enterprises in sports.

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Golf

Golf by Brian Crowell

Golf is one of the most popular hobby sports among men and women of all ages, but if you've never picked up a club before, it's hard to know where to begin. Geared for the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides: Golf teaches the basics of the sport in a series of "lessons" using full-color, step-by-step illustrations. Photographed in a film-strip style, the instructions allow the reader to clearly see how each swing is executed. Every lesson is accompanied by helpful pro advice on common flaws and how to avoid them, other considerations during your swing (grass, aim, etc.), "Picture This!" images to remind players of alignment and technique, and dozens of practice drills to help perfect your swing. In addition, Idiot's Guides: Golf features detailed information on golf lingo, etiquette, and the rules of the game, plus a "tour" of the course, which takes the new golfer through every element of the course, from the bag drop to the 19th hole. This completely illustrated tome is an essential tool for every beginning golfer.

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Hit Down Dammit! (The Key to Golf)

Hit Down Dammit! (The Key to Golf) by Clive Scarff

Most golfers have difficulty with the concept of hitting down at the ball to make it fly. Surprisingly, a great many players surveyed did not even know you need to hit down to get the ball up in the air. Hit Down Dammit! concisely explains the concept - and the technique - of hitting down at the golf ball for proper trajectory, increased backspin, much improved distance, proper divot taking, and best of all: consistent shotmaking. If you are inadvertently - or intentionally - hitting up at the ball, Hit Down Dammit! is for you. (Also available as DVD series, and MP3 download, all on Amazon.) If you are a seasoned amateur who has inexplicably “plateaud” - just cannot seem to get to the next level despite lessons and/or acquiring a library of books and videos - Hit Down Dammit! is for you. Symptoms of hitting up include (but are not limited to): - topping the ball - skulling the ball - pushing the ball - slicing the ball - poor distance - difficulty getting off back foot - poor backspin - no divot - fat divots - chunking the ball - thin/fat chip shots - roofing the ball with your driver - inability to hit long irons and/or fairway woods - good shots followed immediately by poor shots Hitting down at the golf ball is not a new concept, but it is a hitherto poorly explained (or completely avoided) concept. All pros agree on the need to hit down, so there is no debate there. Even Tiger Woods, in his 306 page “How I Play Golf”, states the need to hit down at the ball – but does not explain how. Hit Down Dammit! does. Learn to hit down, watch the ball go up, and your scores go down. BONUS: At the end of this book you will find a link to purchase the Hit Down Dammit! 4 DVD series and receive a full credit for the purchase of this ebook.

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Unconscious Scoring

Unconscious Scoring Dave Stockton's Guide to Saving Shots Around the Green by Dave Stockton

“The Pro Tours’s hottest coach” ( Golf Digest ) scores the perfect follow-up to his bestselling golf guide, Unconscious Putting .   Dave Stockton is hotter than ever. The 2011 U.S. Open winner, Rory McIlroy, studied with the renowned instructor and two-time former PGA champion, and credits Stockton’s teachings as the reason behind his own putting success. In Unconscious Putting , Stockton introduced amateur players to the techniques, strategies, and mental processes he uses to help tour players find so much success on the green. Now, Unconscious Scoring completes Stockton’s short-game education by teaching readers how to make the most of shots around the green—the best place to achieve lower scores. Simplicity is the key to Stockton’s remarkable instruction success, and he breaks down the short game into two components—low shots and high shots—explaining both the technique and the context of how and when the shots should be used. Besides McIlroy, Stockton has worked with champions such as Phil Mickelson, Yani Tseng (the number-one ranked woman in the world), and Annika Sorenstam. In Unconscious Scoring , Stockton illustrates his principles with examples from his week-to-week sessions with these and many more of the game’s top players. Including black-and-white and color photos and instructional video tags, Unconscious Scoring reveals the simple processes and transformative insights that every player—whatever his or her handicap—yearns to master.

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Golf para Dummies

Golf para Dummies by Gary McCord

El golfista profesional Gary McCord repasa en estas páginas los conceptos básicos de este deporte y te muestra, paso a paso, las técnicas específicas y los aspectos mentales que hay que controlar para lanzar la pelota más lejos y con mejor puntería, reducir el número de golpes y sacar lo mejor de tí mismo en cada partida. No lo dudes, este libro te convertirá en un golfista de verdad.

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Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf by Harvey Penick

The twentieth anniversary edition of this classic work—the bestselling golf instruction book of all time and hailed as “the golfer's equivalent of The Elements of Style” (The New York Times)—includes a new introduction by a prominent golfer, twenty new illustrations, and never-before-published materials from the Penick family archives. The most beloved golf book of all time, Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book has become required reading for all players and fans of the game, from beginners to seasoned pros. The legendary Harvey Penick, whom Sports Illustrated called the “Socrates of the golf world,” began his golfing career as a caddie in Austin, Texas, at the age of eight, and over the course of nearly a century worked with an amazing array of champions. In this classic book, which is named for the red notebook he always kept, Penick’s simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away the hypertechnical jargon that’s grown up around the golf swing, and lets all golfers, whatever their level, play their best.

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Golf

Golf Steps to Success by Paul G. Schempp

Develop a consistent swing and master every shot on your way to a lower handicap. Golf: Steps to Success provides detailed, progressive instruction with accompanying full-color photos for every shot: putts, chip shots, and pitch shots as well as shots from the fairway, tee box, bunker, rough, and bad lies. Practice and improve your shot making with over 100 drills that feature a scoring system for gauging and accelerating your progress. After building a solid skill base, improve the mental side of your game: Learn to select the right club, analyze ball flight, overcome tough lies and shots in the rough, and manage stress and emotions to raise your level of play and enjoyment of the game. This self-paced learning tool allows you to develop a solid overall game and build on any initial golf lessons you may have had. As part of the popular Steps to Success Sport Series —with more than 1.8 million copies sold— Golf: Steps to Success is the guide you’ll find most valuable not only on the practice range and green but also on every hole you play.

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20 Minute Golf Tune-Up: Concentration and Nerves

20 Minute Golf Tune-Up: Concentration and Nerves by Paul McCarthy & Marc Jones

Part of the ‘20 Minute Golf Tune-Up’ series, this book is designed to help golfers overcome their nerves and boost their concentration levels. Through the examination of commonly experienced scenarios, readers will soon be playing better, more effective golf. Sections include what to do when: …you can’t seem to concentrate when you have made a mistake …you often end up short of the green when you know you should hit the green …you can’t stop thinking about the score during the game …even the slightest noise interrupts your concentration …you can’t seem to relax the night before a big tournament …you feel so nervous on the morning of a tournament and you don’t know what to do …you can’t manage your anger after a bad shot * * * Other titles in the 20 Minute Golf Tune-Up series: - 20 Minute Golf Tune-Up: Putting - 20 Minute Golf Tune-Up: Practising On The Range - 20 Minute Golf Tune-Up: Confidence - 20 Minute Golf Tune-Up: Overcoming Mistakes and Frustration - 20 Minute Golf Tune-Up: Pre-Shot * * * Note: This book uses condensed and curated content from the authors’ acclaimed title The Successful Golfer; if you already have a copy of The Successful Golfer, please do not purchase this book, there is content overlap.

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The Golf Lover's Guide to Scotland

The Golf Lover's Guide to Scotland by Michael Whitehead

“My new go-to resource for planning a trip to golf’s homeland . . . Immaculately designed and crammed with beautiful photography.” —Brian Kendall, Canadian Golf Traveller   Every golf course around the globe has one thing in common—they are all unique. No two courses are ever the same. Golf is the only major sport that offers a different experience wherever you go.   The aim of this guide is to offer a golfer all the information they would require to enjoy a great round of golf at the best courses Scotland has to offer. You will find all the essential information you need here—from par score, yardage, and cost of a round to booking procedure and how best to play the course. Universally regarded as the birthplace of the modern game, Scotland boasts some of the finest courses in the world: Royal Troon; Turnberry; and the fabled Old Course, St Andrews, to name just a few. These are the courses all keen golfers would wish to play given the opportunity.   “Very well written and treads a deft line between the scholarly and the light-hearted . . . I closed the book wanting to hop on a train, travel up to the Auld Grey shores and play golf: you can’t pay a travel book a higher compliment than that.” —Will Trinkwon, Golfshake.com   “A book where pure enjoyment leaps from every page.” — For the Love of Books   “There are few golfers in the world who don’t yearn for a Scottish golf trip one day and this book will most definitely whet your appetite and help you plan that special trip.” — UK Golf Guy

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Who's Your Caddy?

Who's Your Caddy? Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf by Rick Reilly

The funniest and most popular sportswriter in America abandons his desk to caddy for some of the world’s most famous golfers—and some celebrity duffers—with hilarious results in this New York Times bestseller.   Who knows a golfer best? Who’s with them every minute of every round, hears their muttering, knows whether they cheat? Their caddies, of course. So sportswriter Rick Reilly figured that he could learn a lot about the players and their game by caddying, even though he had absolutely no idea how to do it. Amazingly, some of the best golfers in the world—including Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Tom Lehman, John Daly, Jill McGill of the LPGA tour, and Casey Martin—agreed to let Reilly carry their bags at actual PGA and LPGA Tour events. To round out his portrait of the golfing life, Reilly also persuaded Deepak Chopra and Donald Trump to take him on as a caddy, accompanied the four highest-rolling golf hustlers in Las Vegas around the course, and carried the bag for a blind golfer. Between his hilarious descriptions of his own ineptitude as a caddy and his insight into what makes the greats of golf so great, Reilly’s wicked wit and an expert’s eye provide readers with the next best thing to a great round of golf.

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On Learning Golf

On Learning Golf A Valuable Guide to Better Golf by Percy Boomer

The War & Peace of golf. A quaint old classic from 1946, with an intro by the Duke of Windsor. It's good advice, and seriously, this game has hardly changed a whit in 50 years!

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The Stack and Tilt Swing

The Stack and Tilt Swing The Definitive Guide to the Swing That Is Remaking Golf by Michael Bennett & Andy Plummer

An in-depth, full-color, step-by-step guide to the new golf swing that has taken the PGA Tour by storm The traditional golf swing requires a level of coordination that few golfers have. So it's no surprise that, despite huge advances in club and ball technology, the average golf handicap in America has dropped by only one stroke since 1990. Maverick golf instructors Michael Bennett and Andy Plummer spent a decade researching the swing, eventually combining physiology and physics to create a method they dubbed the "Stack and Tilt." The result? Big-name pros like Mike Weir, Tommy Armour III, and Aaron Baddeley are already converts, and Bennett and Plummer are now two of the most soughtafter swing coaches in the game. Making these breakthroughs available to everyone, The Stack and Tilt Swing is a handsome, fully illustrated, complete course, packed with more than two hundred full-color photographs that make it easy for golfers at all levels to adopt this radical yet simple approach. Analyzing why the traditional swing won't work for most golfers, the authors explain the importance of keeping the upper body stacked over the lower body, while the spine tilts toward the target during the backswing, greatly reducing the inconsistencies created by the old-fashioned approach. Enhanced with practice routines, a troubleshooting list, test cases, and point-by-point assistance, this is the breakthrough guide to golf's hot new secret weapon.

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Out of the Rough

Out of the Rough Inside the Ropes with the World's Greatest Golfers by Steve Williams

    With 150 wins to his name, Steve Williams is one of the most successful caddies of the modern era. From his modest start in freelancing his way around the world’s golf courses, he became a man in demand, working with some of the golfing world’s best. Greg Norman, Raymond Floyd, Terry Gale, Ian Baker-Finch, and Adam Scott all benefitted from the knowledge, experience, and honesty for which Williams is known.     Williams is perhaps best known, however, for his triumphant thirteen years on the bag of Tiger Woods. Together, Woods and Williams won more than 80 tournaments—with 13 major championships among them.     But it wasn’t all celebrations. Despite his best efforts, Williams could only watch as Woods fell from the podium, his game in decline—ignorant of the scandal about to make headlines around the world that would nearly ruin Tiger’s pro career.     In this candid book, Williams tells the stories of golf’s elites that you won’t hear anywhere else—the highs and lows of their careers, and the critical role of a caddie in both spots.     Bold and entertaining, his story offers a rare insider’s view of the professional golfing world.

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A Good Walk Spoiled

A Good Walk Spoiled Days and Nights on the PGA Tour by John Feinstein

From the author of Raise a First, Take a Knee:  John Feinstein's bestselling classic is "the best-ever account of life on the PGA tour" (Golf Magazine) and a must-read for anyone who loves the game of golf.   Traveling with the golfers on the PGA Tour, Feinstein gets inside the heads of the game's greatest players as well as its struggling wannabes. Meet superstars like Nick Price, who nailed a fifty-foot putt at the seventeenth to win the British Open, and Paul Azinger, who marked his return from a bout with cancer with an emotional appearance at the Buick Open. Go behind the scenes for Davis Love III's unforgettable come-from-behind victory in the Ryder Cup. In golf, Feinstein eloquently relates, the line that separates triumph from disappointment is incredibly fine. "One week you've discovered the secret to the game; the next week you never want to play it again."

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Make Your Next Shot Your Best Shot

Make Your Next Shot Your Best Shot The Secret to Playing Great Golf by Bob Rotella & Roger Schiffman

Discover how to reach your greatest potential in golf by focusing only on the shot in front of you—nothing before or after—with the world’s preeminent sport psychologist, Dr. Bob Rotella. Acclaimed sport psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Bob Rotella has advised countless professional golfers, as well as athletes in individual and team sports at the amateur and professional levels, on how to flourish under pressure and win championships. Rotella strives to make average athletes exceptional. With his decades of in-depth research and practical experience, he has encouraged people worldwide to persevere through adversity in a dozen internationally bestselling titles. In Make Your Next Shot Your Best Shot , Rotella’s message is simple but effective: to reach your greatest potential in golf, you need to set your sights high and always think positively. He wants you to aim for something incredible: free your mind, concentrate on your process, accept whatever happens, and commit to making your next shot your best shot. Rotella shows you how to focus your mind, create a routine for success, persevere, and overcome failure. Drawing from lessons learned in other sports, this book is about how to train your mind to play in the moment. It’s about spending your lifetime chasing greatness—and having a ball while doing it.

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For the Rest of Us

For the Rest of Us Ben Hogan's Five Lessons for the Average Golfer by Mike Stair

Ben Hogan, author of The Modern Fundamentals of Golf ,  believed that golfers with average coordination could learn to break 80 if they applied themselves intelligently to learning his concepts.   Author Mike Stair has created this companion piece from the position of an average golfer.  He has benefited from Mr. Hogan's instruction and has applied more than thirty years of teaching and analysis to the clarification of Hogan's more obscure instructions.  If you are eager to improve your game, and wish someone could explain it in terms you can make sense of, this book will help lower your score while raising your appreciation for Ben Hogan and the game he played so well.

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An American Caddie in St. Andrews

An American Caddie in St. Andrews Growing Up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course by Oliver Horovitz

A hilarious and poignant memoir of a Harvard student who comes of age as a caddie on St. Andrews’s fabled Old Course. In the middle of Oliver Horovitz’s high school graduation ceremony, his cell phone rang: It was Harvard. He’d been accepted, but he couldn’t start for another year. A caddie since he was twelve and a golfer sporting a 1.8 handicap, Ollie decides to spend his gap year in St. Andrews, Scotland—a town with the U.K.’s highest number of pubs per capita, and home to the Old Course, golf ’s most famous eighteen holes—where he enrolls in the St. Andrews Links Trust caddie trainee program. Initially, the notoriously brusque veteran caddies treat Ollie like a bug. But after a year of waking up at 4:30 A.M. every morning and looping two rounds a day, Ollie earns their grudging respect— only to have to pack up and leave for Harvard. There, Ollie’s new classmates are the sons of Albania’s UN ambassador, the owner of Heineken, and the CEO of Goldman Sachs. Surrounded by sixth generation legacies, he feels like a fish out of water all over again and can’t wait to get back to St. Andrews. Even after graduation, when his college friends rush to Wall Street, Horovitz continues to return each summer to caddie on the Old Course. A hilarious, irresistible, behind-the-scenes peek at the world’s most celebrated golf course—and its equally famous caddie shack— An American Caddie in St. Andrews  is certain to not only entertain golfers and fans of St. Andrews but also anyone who dares to remember stumbling into adulthood and finding one’s place in the world.

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Golf in the Kingdom

Golf in the Kingdom by Michael Murphy

A spiritual journey, a lush travelogue, a parable of sports and philosophy— John Updike called this unique novel “a golf classic if any exists in our day.” When an American traveler on his way to India stops to play a round on one of the most beautiful and legendary golf courses in Scotland, he doesn’t know that his game—and his life—are about to change forever. He is introduced to Shivas Irons, a mysterious golf pro whose sublime insights stick with him long after the eighteenth hole. From the first swing of the Scotsman’s club, he realizes he is in for a most extraordinary day.   By turns comic, existential, and semiautobiographical, Michael Murphy’s tale traces the arc of twenty-four hours, from a round of golf on the Links of Burningbush to a night fueled by whiskey, wisdom, and wandering—even a sighting of Seamus MacDuff, the holy man who haunts the hole they call Lucifer’s Rug.   “Murphy’s book is going to alter many visions,” The New York Times Book Review declared. More than an unforgettable approach to one of the world’s most popular sports, Golf in the Kingdom is a meditation on the power of a game to transform the self.  

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The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing: Curing Your Hit Impulse in Seven Simple Lessons - Michael McTeigue Cover Art

The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing: Curing Your Hit Impulse in Seven Simple Lessons Golf Instruction for Beginners and Intermediate Golfers by Michael McTeigue

Most golf instruction books are written by famous performers about how they personally swing the club, and there's no doubt the better ones can be helpful-especially if you share the authors's athleticism, ambition, appetite for work, and opportunities for practice and play. This book was written by a very bright but at the time unfamous young teacher whose daily bread depended on delivering permanently decent-to-good golf games to averagly endowed people with no interest in becoming slaves to the sport. He became so successful at that in his immediate community that his pupils demanded he put the system on paper for their constant reference and reminder. He called the result The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing, and sent it to a number of star players, one of whom passed it on to me. After one quick reading I believed that the book would help so many other existing and would-be golfers to such an extent that it just had to be made available nationally. Jim McQueen, one of the world's top golf artists and a former professional, fully shared those sentiments and agreed to do the illustrations, and the nation's leading golf book publisher became an enthusiastic third party. The key to Michael McTeigue's success with his thousands of pupils af all sizes, shapes, ages and ability levels in California, and the beauty of this book, is the clarity and simplicity and the supremely logical sequentiality of its approach to the golf swing. Follow the easily mastered steps or Keys in the recommended order and with a reasonable degree of patience, and in a remarkably short time, you will be experiencing entirely new sensations of both accurate striking and effortless power. Encouraged by those - and the accompanying evaporation of confusion - you will persist with these simple and clear cut moves until they become thoroughly muscle-memorized. At that point, you will be swinging the golf club effectively and with total confidence on every shot entirely by feel, which is the closest you or anyone else will ever come to golf's secret (ask any champion if you doubt that). Gone forever at long last will be the Band-Aids and the gimmicks and all that frustrating stumbling from one fruitless theory to another. If you love golf and want to play better for a lot less effort, then forget Michael McTeigue's fame quotient and work with this little gem of a book. It could make you as big a fan of his as all those happy pupils for whom he originally wrote it. --Ken Bowden. A former editorial director of Golf Digest magazine, Ken Bowden has coauthored more than a dozen golf instrunction books, seven of them with Jack Nicklaus.

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Are You Kidding Me? - John Feinstein & Rocco Mediate Cover Art

Are You Kidding Me?

Are You Kidding Me? The Story of Rocco Mediate's Extraordinary Battle with Tiger Woods at the US Open by John Feinstein & Rocco Mediate

June 2008's US Open produced one of the most unexpected and dramatic showdowns in golf history. Day after day the invincible Tiger Woods was challenged by Rocco Mediate, a respected journeyman. On Sunday, both ended play tied at par, forcing a playoff. Defying expectations, Mediate played Woods to yet another tie, losing only after forcing a sudden-death showdown. Through it all, Rocco Mediate emerged as one of the most likable, open, and fascinating golfers. In Are You Kidding Me? , he tells the full story of these five life-changing days. With John Feinstein, whose insider knowledge of the golf world is unparalleled, Mediate relives one of sport's greatest feats, how one man overcame every obstacle to challenge the game's finest.

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