Being a golfer was natural for me to collect a number of books on the subject. Besides I have thirty-two. This collection is creative in the sense that it covers almost every aspect of the game written about it. Some of these books were given to me, but most were bought during my years of running this crazy game. (Or is it a game that makes you crazy?)
Interested in other golf nuts looking for a good book for the game you’re going to read, I’ve planned my collection on the topic. Sure, you can argue with my editing, but it will have to offer help to anyone who wants something in the game. Below my collection is divided into the following sections.
History (Classics in play)
• Collection of Comments and Costs of Writers and Players
The Mind Game
• Curriculum design
History: This is repeated in three of the oldest known books in the game.
Rules of the Golf Club Team by John Cundell, 1824. This is the first golf course, which contains an attempt to establish the history of the game, as well as the rules that were in place at the time of writing.
Golf Gambling Notes By Robert Chambers, 1862. This book is the third book in a game ever published and gives Mr. Chambers ideas on the rules and rules of the game.
Tea shooting with others by Bernard Darwin, 1911. Bernard Darwin Essay Collection. Darwin was a first-class player who never lost his love of the game. He was known for never quoting a player. One day when asked if he would go for an interview with the new British Open, he said, “My students want to know why I think you won, not why that idiot thinks you won.
The following is a collection of articles, comments and related anecdotes about golf of all kinds and shapes.
Golf Course, Edited by Schuyler Bishops, 1998. A collection of pieces written by outstanding sports writers over the past fifty years highlighting the inseparable relationship between the game and life.
Good news Golf, edited by Robert Trent Jones, 1982. Comprehensive collection of essays about the game. It provides the best written and qualitative descriptions from one of the best studies.
“And then Jack said to Arnie”, edited by Don Wade, 1991. Don Wade has been covering professional tourism and collecting true stories about players and the game since the 1970s. This is a collection of his stories.
Proposed Golfer, edited by Gary McCord, 2000. This book is a rich collection of quotes depicting the history, culture, grief and excitement of a play from Will Rogers to Tiger Woods.
Golf Instructions. No collection will be complete without textbooks. I have not kept all the books I have bought, but the few that I have left include the best ones.
Tiger Woods – How I Play Golf by Tiger Woods, 2001. Tiger Woods how to play the game. Do I want to talk more?
Old Golf instructions by Christopher Obetz, 2005. The studies of Jack Nicklaus and others showcasing stunning paintings by Anthony Ravielli. Ravielli’s painting rewards the reader with an amazing view of golf body at work.
Harvey Penick’s little red book by Harvey Penick, 1992. Harvey Penick’s Notebook for His Teaching Years. It provides practical wisdom to reduce technology and helps golfers play as much as they can.
Golf Fitness by Gary Player, 1995. Great clip that will improve your game.
Score items by Raymond Floyd, 1998. Raymond Floyd’s lessons on how to put the ball in the cup with a few strokes.
See it and think about it By Dr. Craig Farnsworth, 1997. A handbook on how to improve your position by teaching you how to see the line better and hit the ball into the hole.
Impact Area By Bobby Clampett, 2007. This book is a unique guide for teaching a golfer to understand how to improve his flexibility to achieve the best impact for his club in his football.
Think Like a Tiger By John Andrisani, 2002. An analysis of Tiger Woods psychiatry based on John Andrisani’s experience as a Tiger Teacher from 10 to 18 years and his interactions with Tiger’s family and acquaintances during those years.
The design of the Golf Course is its own unique design. Here are some of the books written by some artists and some from the younger generation.
Golf Design By Robert Trent Jones, Jr. 1993. Jones guides golfers from tee to green explaining how they design challenges and provide game modes to meet these challenges.
Golf, as it should be by Michael Fay, 2000. Scottish-born Donald Ross attended more than 400 studies in the United States and Canada. In this book Michael Fay takes a student on a tour of 18 holes made by Ross selected from American studies.
Golf is never over By Donald J. Ross, 1996. Donald Ross’s missing notes on construction, course preservation and everything else. Written before 1914, this commentary was intended to be published at that time, but for some reason it was not published. They appeared after Ross’s death in 1948.
Sandy Lyle takes a tour of Scotland Sports courses by Sandy Lyle and Bob Ferrier, 1982. Sandy Lyle takes the student on a journey through the fairways and vegetables outlining the challenges in six major courses in Scotland. Multiple photos and scheme are displayed in each defined hole.
Golf Area Anatomy by Tom Doaks, 1992. Tom Doaks discusses his art and explains the plans behind the architects’ decisions in setting the course and how he plans to play it.
The Psychological Side of the Game. Golf being a sport sometimes makes players go nuts. It is said that this game reflects all the good and bad aspects of life. No wonder this is written so much. Here are some books that cover the psychological side of the game.
Golf and Spirit By M. Scott Peck, 1999. In this book M. Scott Peck writes a book for beginners and masters alike. Going beyond machines to explore the deeper issues, ways of controlling the emotional and emotional state of this amazing, crazy, disturbing and inspiring game.
A Golfer’s Guide to the Purpose of Life by Gary Player, 2001. Gary Player’s Fifteen Lessons are from “Why Play Golf” as “Sports” and “Motivation” ending with “Eternal Game”.
Dreams of Golf By John Updike, 1996. John Updike depicts drama and psychological challenges.
Lighting Golf By Deepak Chapra, 2003. The book is a tedious story about Adam, who plays a terrifying cycle, when he meets a young professor named Leda. In seven short but in-depth lessons he teaches Adam the meaning of a play that explains much about life itself.
Good trip was ruined By John Feinstein, 1995. John Feinstein wrote an account of the life of a professional golfer in PGA tourism.
Links by Lorne Rubenstein, 1991. Links about the context and ambiguity and appeal of the game, and the magic that attracts people around the world.
Lastly, golf jokes. If you play regularly, you’ll have to have a good sense of humor about the game, especially your game. Here are some of the funniest books ever written.
Divots, Shanks, Gimmes, Mulligans and Chili Dips by Glen Wagoner, 1993. The first half of this book is about Waggoner’s life in the technological journey as a writer and exhibitor. The second half covers the life of the hacker, the throwing club and everything else.
Playing golf by Stephen Potter, 1968. Funny jokes about gambling and player strategies that he can use to succeed.
Lies of Lower Hill by Carl Hiassen, 2008. Carl Hiassen’s account of his return to the sport after a 30-year absence and his confident demolition will leave you laughing. A book for all game lovers.
Golf at La Carte by Peter Dobereiner, 1991. A collection of some of the greatest works of Peter Dobereiner, the manager of golf writers and he was certainly one of the funny men who once rubbed a pen and twisted the club.
Rough Golf Art By Michael Green, 1967. Funny stories about the mocker’s experience in the course.
And maybe the prize for my golf collection:
Gold Omnibus by PG. Wodehouse, 1914. Thirty-one funny stories from the fairway to the green setting from the clubhouse to the sand of the trap is the master of myths.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my helpful collection. It will keep you learning about the game for a while, and I hope they will provide you with a laugh here along the way.