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17 minutes ago, cnosil said:


Heard lots of opinions on his book. Read a lot of his blog posts and watched a couple of webinars. Let me know what you think.

Decent book. Actually provides a path for improvement and it does not imply that improving is a quick fix. 

I throw in a few that at first glance aren't about golf but definitely apply. 

The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz

The Obstacle is the Way - Ryan Holiday

The Dichotomy of Leadership - Jocko Wilink

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Five Fundamentals - Steve Elkington has a great section on grip with photos. Definitely learned a few things and it is available as a free download online! 


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:cobra-small: Baffler 2H/5H

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On 7/11/2019 at 11:57 AM, sixcat said:

Hard-hitting piece in the most recent Golf World magazine.  I think I will read Ken's book after reading this.  Warning; this article gets pretty messed up!

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/ken-green-haunted-for-years-by-a-devastating-secret

Heal your soul and be happy Mr. Green!  

Incredible story.  I think I am going to add this to the collection soon.

Current book list is:

Pennick's Little Red Book, will finish shortly.  Then onto The Big Miss by Hank Haney and then Unconscious Scoring.


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On 3/31/2020 at 10:59 AM, GolfSpy Stroker said:

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Thoughts?

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I'm currently reading The Kingdom of Chivas Irons by Michael Murphy (sequel to Golf in The Kingdom) again. It addresses some of the more esoteric ideas associated with the game and the rabbit holes can go pretty deep.

Prior to this one, it was Raymond Floyd's The Elements of Scoring which encompasses many mechanics as well as mental prep.

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Just finished reading Bradley Hughes second ebook. 


Driver: Titleist 917D3 9.5 with Graphite Design MAD Pro 65g S

Wood: Titleist 917F2 with UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 with Atmos Blue 85 S

Irons: Titleist 718 AP3 4i, 718 CB 5-6, MB 7-9 with KBS $ Taper 125

Wedges: Vokey SM7 46/50/54/60 with DG s200

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I am currently reading two books:

"I Feel Your Pain: Let's Make Golf Uncomplicated 1st edition by Mike Malaska"

and

" The Single Plane Golf Swing: Play Better Golf the Moe Norman Way " .

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Just started reading "Fix Your Body, Fix Your Swing"


WITB

Driver: Titleist TS2 10.5º w/ Diamana DF 60 TX

3 Wood: Titleist 915F 16.5º w/ Diamana Blueboard

5 Wood: Titleist 909F2 18.5º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1 21º & 25º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Irons (6-PW): Srixon 765 w/ Project X LZ

Wedges: 50º Ping Glide, 54º & 60º PXG 0311

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport Masterful Tourtype SSS CT A048277

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Posted (edited)

Golf By Design by Robert Trent Jones Jr. 

Golf by Design: How to Lower Your Score by Reading the Features of ...

Edited by The 19th Hole
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Driver: :taylormade-small: M5 9.5* head set to 8* loft 3*open, weights set slightly lower Launch and fade bias
3 wood: :taylormade-small: M1 13.5* Head set open w/ Fade bias weights. 
Irons: :ping-small: I-Blades PW-3i, 2* up standard length.
Wedges: :ping-small:Glide 1.0 TS 60*, :ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 ES, :titelist-small:Vokey 52* 
Putter: :ping-small: Sigma G Kushin .
Ball: Various: :titelist-small: AVX, :bridgestone-small: B X, and currently testing the Vice Pro + Neon just for fun

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Just finished this....


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And just started this....


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Pedersen Exel Stainless irons 3-PW

Wilson 3D Triple Duty wedge

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McTeigue’s Putting Book

Dave Pelz Short Game Bible

Dave Pelz Putting Bible


Hogan GS Driver/3 wood

Hogan FT Worth 15 Irons

Hogan Equalizer Wedges

Odyssey Milled Putter

OnCore Elixir and Avant Balls

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Just wrapped up Be a Player and really enjoyed it. It really resonated with a lot of the mental work I've heard/learned about in other arenas, so it was fun to hear how they're applying it to golf. I haven't been able to really get my think, play, and memory boxes going yet, but I'll keep working on it... I'm interested to check out one of their other books too. Maybe Every Shot Must Have a Purpose?

And thanks to everyone here for building my 'to-read' list; my wife would like me to decide if I want to play golf or buy books about golf, but says our budget can't handle both! 😄 

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3 wood: :ping-small: Rapture 14* with Aldila VS Proto 80 stiff
2-hybrid: :taylormade-small: GAPR Lo with stock KBS Hybrid 80g stiff
4i-PW: :ping-small: i210 blue dot, Power Spec, with TT S300 hard stepped
50*, 54*, and 58*: :mizuno-small: blue ion S18 with TT wedge
Putter: :ping-small: Redwood Piper 0*

Ball: :srixon-small: Z STAR XV
Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer (2018) in black/white/copper

Using :Arccos: to keep track of my shots
All clubs RH

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Every shot must have a purpose. 

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:cobra-small: F9 Driver 9*, 5-6 FWY at 17*

:cobra-small: Baffler 2H/5H

:ping-small: G700 4i, G410 5-UW, Glide 2.0 54, 60*

:taylormade-small: TP Berwick

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I read Slaying the Tiger by Shane Ryan last week and found it to be an enjoyable read, actually finished it in three days. This week has been Golf is not a Game of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella and it has been a hard one to put down since it seems to hit home with a lot of my thoughts on the course. I've found it to be quite relaxing when I am constantly telling myself "I do that too" while reading.

Should have a couple more books arriving sometime this week as well. I think that it is safe to say that I am on a reading kick at the moment.


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:callaway-small: FT Optiforce 3W, 5W

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:taylormade-small: TP5

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Have a bunch of credits on audible.... we did the trial thing and didn't cancel and they keep giving me free credits each month so every time I go to cancel it's "YOU HAVE 6 FREE BOOKS ARE YOU SURE?!?!"

the golf selection isn't great but I listened to "Be a Player" ... a lot of theoretical/mental/psychological stuff. Not sure if it helped or hurt.  LOL

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I read and reread the following:

Harvey Penick:
Red, Blue, Green, and White

Bob Rotella:
Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
How Champions Think

Every Shot Must Have a Purpose

Take Dead Aim

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So like many of you Spies I have plenty of golf books to read. I completed my last two books (previous post - Malaska and T. Graves). Now I am going to pick from the books in the pic. Might revisit my Hogan books. I got to organize soon 😃!  

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31 minutes ago, aerospace_ray said:

So like many of you Spies I have plenty of golf books to read. I completed my last two books (previous post - Malaska and T. Graves). Now I am going to pick from the books in the pic. Might revisit my Hogan books. I got to organize soon 😃!  

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Nice little golf library that you have there.

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:callaway-small: FT Optiforce 460 10.5*

:callaway-small: FT Optiforce 3W, 5W

:callaway-small: X2 Hot 5-PW

:callaway-small: MD4 52/56/60

:odyssey-small: White Hot RX #7

:taylormade-small: TP5

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The First Major, Feinstein's book on the 2016 Ryder Cup that is also very much a history of the Ryder Cup as a whole, is a great read.  Now I'm halfway through A Good Walk Spoiled, then going to read Zen Golf.  And if I concentrate hard enough, I'm sure I'll be able to actually hear my wife's eyes roll when I bust that one out and put it on the night stand.

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Currently testing the Honma TR20 460 driver!

Driver: :callaway-small:Great Big Bertha Epic, 10.5, Project X HZRDOUS 55g Stiff

FW: :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 75g Stiff

Hybrid::tour-edge:CBX 119 3H, 18, Project X Evenflow Blue 85g Stiff

Driving Iron: :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB 3i, UST Mamiya recoil ES 780 F3

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 4- GW, Project X 6.0

Wedges::vokey-small:SM7 54 S Grind, 58 M Grind

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: California Monterey 1.5, Superstroke Flatso 1.0 grip

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