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    hi everyone,

    just found some excellent books on ebay, ben hogans great fundermentals of golf, swing easy, julias baros, another great book.. the four magic moves, jim dante,. can any member suggest any other books on the knowledge of golf..thanks

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    Re: golf books

    hi
    Dave Pelz the putting bible and the short game bible both often found on e-bay and one other book that filled with pictures of montys swing is Colin Montgomerie's, "The Thinking Man Guild To Golf. 208 pages of a4 size pages with his swing in great color stop motion photographs.
    the only other book it the hogan book you already have.
    cheers
    bill

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    • #3
      Re: golf books

      thanks bill,

      will check them out

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      • #4
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        Anything by Dr. Bob Rotella
        Golf - How good do you want to be? by Bill Kroen
        Every shot must have a purpose by Pia Nilsson & Lynn Marriott
        The Inner Game of Golf by W. Timothey Gallwey

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          I agree with all the books listed above. I might add the "The Nine Bad Shots Of Golf." Also, just about anything by European John Jacobs. I would also like to add that there is nothing wrong with reading about different methods of the golf swing. But I think the problem starts when an aspiring golfer tries to mix, and match different teaching methods. We are all individuals when it comes to the golf swing. About the only thing low handicap golfers have in common is at their impact position. Read up on a bunch of methods both in books and on various golf forums, then pick and stay with one method that would seem to fit whatthe golfer is looking for. If after a given length of time and a golfer sees no improvement, then perhaps another method should be looked at. Above all if a golfer is taking lessons from a pro, they should not study other methods that contracict what the pro is teaching. GJS

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          • #6
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            hi thanks for your help, managed to find jim dante, excellent book..

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            • #7
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              Ditto for Dr Bob and also;

              - Harvey Penick's Book of Wisdom
              - Every Shot Must Have a Purpose (vision54) author's name escapes me
              - Elements of Scoring by Ray FLOYD.

              More course management and psychology.

              Good reading.

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              • #8
                Re: golf books

                1. Five Lessons: Ben Hogan
                1. The Golfing Machine: Homer Kelly
                2. On Learning Golf: Percy Boomer
                3. A New Way To Better Golf: Alex J. Morrison
                4. See and Feel The Inside Move The Outside: Michael Hebron
                5. The Swing: Nick Price

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                • #9
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                  The Elements of Scoring by Ray Floyd - I've been palying 23 years and have read a zillion books, but this one is different.
                  He says at the beginning "If I had your exact physical golf game, I'd still beat you 99 times out of 100" and then proceeds to tell you how.
                  He tells you that you are going to mishit (to some extent) the vast majority of all your full shots and to play accordingly and avoid the real no-go areas that will lead to disaster numbers.
                  The higher handicap you are, the more of a beginner you are, the more you'll gain from this book - it also improves a bad temper on the golf course caused by the unrealistic expectation of trying to hit perfect shots all the time (this from personal experience!)

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                  • #10
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                    Golf and the Spirit - M. Scott Peck

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                    • #11
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                      'Nail It' by Joe Hagan, the 3 skills book. A breath of fresh air.

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                      • #12
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                        I've said it before and I'll say it again;

                        "There's one thing you can learn from golf books, and that's that you can't leran anything from golf books. But you gotta read an awful lot of them to find that out"

                        I know the world and his pets have been raving about 3 skills. But I'm not about to start reading it. I'm not gonna be picking up another technical golf book for as long as I live, to be honest.

                        There's no substitute for looking at how to do it with fresh eyes, and doing what's there, and not what you think (or have been told) is there.

                        I say this after coming off my best ever range session yesterday afternoon. Ever. I was free, dared to do different and found what I'd been looking for all this time. Only after I did it did I understand what I was looking at when watching the greats swing a golf club. It had just been fogged over by all the clap-trap spewed in the dozens of publications and "tutorial" youtube videos I'd seen.

                        Do it your physical way. Not someone elses theoretical way.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Neil18 View Post
                          I say this after coming off my best ever range session yesterday afternoon.
                          One of the most dangerous things to say. Ever!
                          I pretty much agree with you though, I'm past 50 and am probably not going to be able to change much in my physical game, and I only read the books that deal with the mental side of the game now, all Bob Rotella's stuff, The Inner game of Golf and Ray Floyd's Elements of Scoring that I am always raving about on here . . . . one of the worst setbacks in golf I ever had was three years ago when my swing was videoed and I was given a free lesson by a well-meaning pro, and I couldn't play for months because of what I'd seen.
                          Before I was playing to around 9, and after it I couldn't break 90. Handicap doubled overnight! I now try and live by the mantra of it's not how, it's how many and try and keep my head together which has always been my weakness anyway.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by mariner View Post
                            One of the most dangerous things to say. Ever!
                            I know! It's tempting fate.

                            But over the last few years, I've rarely properly looked forward to a round of golf.

                            I mean, it was nice to get out in the air and try to play the game. But it was always that, I felt. I have never been able to play the game how I wanted to play it.

                            Now, after yesterday, it's like I've finally got the right spanner for the nut. I've booked in a round on both Saturday and Sunday for the first time in ages. I don't feel like I'm going to go out there and be playing under the well-used and known banner of "barely repressed tension".

                            I feel like I'm gonna play the game, and play it how I want to play it. I feel like I can hit the shots I want to hit and now CAN approach every individual shot as a creative experience because I CAN hit all the shots I want to hit. High, low, draw, fade, 130 yard 7 iron or 160. I don't feel like it matters anymore.

                            And all that through monkey see, monkey do. Nothing more.

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                            • #15
                              Re: golf books

                              Well, great! Let us know how it goes on this thread?

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