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On 10/21/2020 at 4:47 PM, Shapotomous said:

I like Hogans 5 lessons book and skim / read through it often as it sits on my desk with the rest of the organised mess.  Even if you don't like his 'avoid a hook' swing technique, As mentioned already it's a good reminder of the fundamentals of grip, posture, etc.

I also like Golf My Way by Jack, although I have only watched the video and not read the book.

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This is a great book, it added to my modest collection a couple of years ago. As for Golf My Way by Jack. I only watched the video, but I would like to get a book too.

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One of my favorite books about golf is My Place at the Table by John Derr.  Mr. Derr covered the second Masters Tournament as a boy reporter for a small newspaper, and covered the next 60+ Masters for print, radio, and television.  The book simply tells stories from his life, including encounters with Mahatma Ghandi, Albert Einstein, Hogan, Palmer, Dwight Eisenhower, lots more.  Sadly, I don't think its in print anymore, but Amazon shows used copies available pretty inexpensively.  This article gives a taste of the kinds of stories he had to tell:

https://www.linksmagazine.com/characters_john_derr/

 

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I'm going to go a different route. Books by Pelz, Stockton, Nicklaus, Hogan etc are are fun. But I don't have their swings, I like the read for the read, but from an instruction standpoint... Hogan's book alone probably made more people worse at golf than if they didn't read it. 

The "Golf" books I love, the stylized books by Mark Frost are way too fun to read. I like reading anything that makes me want to play more and a good golf story does that. 

The other book that is really good, is Dream Golf. It's the story of Bandon Dunes and how it came to be. I think it has been revised with each added course, the revisions are okay, but the main arc and path of Bandon is a great read. 

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This one is pretty old, but I enjoyed it when I read it.  Probably should do so again, as the main message is:  "Take Your Medicine!"

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...and of course this gem of literature!

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The Little Book of Breaking 80 by Shane Jones

It has a lot of really good mental game insight and touches on controlling expectations and focusing practice.

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