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Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

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Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

Unread postby D$ » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:12 pm

I can't believe I waited this long to buy a copy of this. Anyone who loves the game of golf needs to do themselves the service of reading this legendary book. Not only is it an easy read, but it is something you could read time and time again. It not full of lessons or drills, so you won't read it and be overwelmed with information you'd forget by the time you went to put it into practice. It is one man's (Harry Penick) observations on the game of golf throughout his many years. If you're looking to improve your game, this book gets to the grassroots of the mental aspect of the game. Not to mention a ton of common sense ideas that I see overlooked (and overlooked by myself) everytime I hit the links. Has anyone else read this book? Thoughts?
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:21 pm

D, I read it prolly 5-6 years ago. Great book.

Two best golf books I've ever read were that and "Breaking 90" by Johnny Miller.

If I had more time in my life, I would reread each book every year around this time before I get out on the course.

So much of the game of golf is between the ears. The way you manage the course. The decisions you make on the types of shots you play as the round unfolds.

Even if your execution is average, excelling at these parts of the game, hole in and hole out ... will just take strokes off the card.
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Unread postby D$ » Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:03 pm

I'll have check out the Miller book. I think I'm gonna find a copy of Bobby Jones' book next. Penick's book is just enjoyable because of its simple perspective. My two main focuses for this season are going to be improving my grip and short game. It seems to be common knowledge amongst those in the know, but the most commonly overlooked and ignored aspects by the weekend golfer. Ironically both can be worked on in the backyard.
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