Re: Non-Instructional Golf BooksI just finished reading two books that are oriented towards golf history more than anything.
The Making of the Masters, by David Owen: Chronology of the inception of Augusta. Owen is one of the only journalists to be given free range to Augusta's historical archives and membership records. Probably the best book on the history of the club.
The Ultimate Golf Book: A History and Celebration of the World's Greatest Game, by Charles McGrath, David McCormick, and John Garrity: The title is pretty self explanatory. The book follows the outline of Scotland, America, Equipment, The Early Tour Years, Television, The Course, The Spectators, and The Swing (not a huge emphasis on instruction, just basic stuff). There are some great, topical articles scattered through the book as well. Includes great golf stories that you can impress your buddies with on the course.
Both of these were at my public library.