As seen on the PGA Tour, lots of different swings and varied swing mechanics have the ability to win tournaments. There really isn’t one perfect formula for the golf swing. As a result, there are an infinite number of golf books that express varying methods for how the golf swing should or shouldn’t be executed and others that evaluate the game as a whole. The mix includes both good and bad books. To help you sift through the plethora of books in the market, here are a few great reads as you continue to build off the success of your golf lessons. And because we like golf so much, we added in a great novel we thought you might enjoy as well!

1. Golf Is Not A Game of Perfect by Bob RotellaGolf Is Not A Game Of Perfect

This book will help you think your way around the golf course better than you ever have before. Dr. Rotella’s methods for improving focus and concentration are very simple, easy to implement, and very effective. This is still one of the best books you can read for the mental side of the game.

2. The Par Plan by Golf Magazine

The Par Plan is a book we at GolfTEC are fond of as we worked with Golf Magazine to develop a 30-day regimen to help golfers of all skill levels follow on their way to playing better golf. This book offers instruction across three primary platforms to assess your golf technique and find the weakest parts of your game so you can focus on true improvement.

3. A Good Walk Spoiled by John Feinstein

If you’re in need of a great new novel to start, this is it. Whether you eat, sleep, and breathe golf or know almost nothing about the game, this book has been described as “a wonderfully observed and masterfully told story of pain and profit in the world’s most frustrating sport” that everyone will enjoy. Through the stories of some of the games greats, you may find that Feinstein comes close to capturing the essence of the mystery of golf and why so many of us are so captivated by this great game.

4. Swing Like A Pro by Dr. Ralph Mann & Fred Griffin

If you appreciate a scientific approach to the golf swing, this is a great place to start. Dr. Ralph Mann and PGA instructor Fred Griffin developed a computer-generated composite “Pro” based on the swings of more than 100 professional golfers, both men and women. Davis Love III said of this book that he is “glad that golfers of all levels will now be able to benefit from [Dr. Mann’s] work.”

5. Fearless Golf by Dr. Gio ValianteFearless Golf by Gio Valiante

If you need to improve your mental approach to the game and like using methods with proven results, Dr. Gio Valiante’s book Fearless Golf is for you. Dr. Valiante is the mental game consultant for the Golf Channel, Golf Digest, and the University of Florida and has worked with many of the top golfers in the world, including Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els, and many more. In this book, Dr. Valiante examines what creates fear on the golf course and offers a proven program for conquering it.

6. Easier Said Than Done by Dr. Rick Jensen

Another great book for breaking down the barriers that keep golfers from playing to their potential on the golf course, this book by Dr. Rick Jensen explains the 12 Truths that you must know to play great golf. These truths are known and understood by all of his clients, of which account for 14 Major Championships. Learn what ultimately separates these championship golfers from others and elevate your game with Easier Said Than Done.

What are some of your favorite golf books? Let us know in the comments!


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