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5 Golf Books Every Player Should Read

By Nextgengolf


Like every golfer, you are probably always looking for ways to improve your game or simply read about the game in general.  Videos are a popular avenue for this nowadays but some of the best golf [and life] advice can be found through reading books. Whether you're starting from scratch or looking to add to your reading list, these are the 5 golf books that every player should read.

How I Play Golf by Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has an incredible and unique perspective about how he plays golf, known for his attention to detail and robotic-like precision on the golf course. Woods goes into how he formed his golf tendencies and has some awesome personal stories that keeps the book engaging. This is an easy book to read with a lot of graphics but don't take it simplicity lighlty; you will come away from it thinking differently about how you play golf. 


Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book: School of Golf by Harvey Penick

A native Texan, Harvey Penick was a golf instructor who coached the University of Texas golf team for over 30 years. What was kept as a notebook from his years working with some of the best golfers has been turned into a book full of wisdom; a bible of golf. You can learn a lot of simple tips to improve your game. A book you'll finish quickly and truly one of the best golf books of all time. 


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Who’s Your Caddy? By Rick Reilly

Rick Reilly explores the game of golf by caddying for a variety of golfers, from professional golf tournaments to the unique betting tourneys in Vegas. Even if you’ve been a golfer for your entire life, there’s still a chance you’ll learn something about the game in this book. Reilly's writing style and experiences makes the game fun and easy to read about. 


Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella

Dr. Bob Rotella is a sports Psychologist who got his start in basketball. He writes in a way that is very easy to understand, but you gain an in-depth look in how your psychology and physiology interact and all of the ways it can impact your golf game no matter if you are a championship golfer or a weekend warrior. This book will help improve your mindset as you make your way around the course, and it will help you think your way through any stressful situation you come across. If you like this book check out some of his others that we recommend (Golf is a Game of Confidence, Your 15th Club). 


An American Caddie in St. Andrews by Oliver Horovitz

What would you do if you had a year off between high school graduation and being accepted into Harvard? Oliver is in that situation and decides to move to Scotland and work as a looper at one of the most historic golf courses in the world. This hilarious coming of age tale is a great read to mix up reading strictly game improvement books. 


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