Golf Books

Written by Jacey Harmon
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Golf books are often great gifts for spouses, grandchildren, or friends. For the golf aficionado, a great golf book could be about the history of golf or possibly the many variations of games and tournaments you can play. Kids can enjoy golf books that help teach the game as well as things like the alphabet. Most golf books are about how to play the game and are intended to help amateurs lower their score.

Ben Hogan is one of the best golfers ever to play the game. Hogan won all four of the major tournaments while playing professional golf. He was also a four time player of the year and won a total of 63 times while playing on the tour. Hogan wrote one of the best and most popular educational books on how to play the game of golf. The book is called Five Lessons, The Modern Fundamentals of Golf and it teaches fundamentals like the grip, stance, posture, and swing mechanics.

An interesting book to read is Decisions on the Rules of Golf--this book explains decisions on the rules of the game. The rules of golf are published every year by the USGA in a rather small booklet. The decisions on those rules fill a book about 600 pages. One may not think reading on rules decisions is a good way to spend the afternoon but the book is quite fun to read. This book will cover just about every situation that could happen on the golf course from the mundane to the extremely outlandish and exotic.

Golf Books for Kids

Young children can learn how to play golf by reading or having books on golf read to them. A popular golf book for children is The ABC's of Golf which teaches kids the game of golf letter by letter. Golf is based on numbers and there are books designed around teaching kids math through learning how to play golf. The Keep it Simple series by Steve Duno includes a KISS: Guide to Playing Golf, a simple and easy to understand book on how to play, understand equipment, and avoid common mistakes.


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