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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hello

 

I cannot post this in the reading room so I'm asking it here.

 

In your opinion, what are the top 3 best books about golf?

 

 

Take care,

Navid

post #2 of 10

Instruction? I learned the game reading Ben Hogan's Five Lessons & Jack Nicklaus Golf My Way.

 

About the players? Arnie & Jack - Inside Golf's Greatest Rivalry is a great read.

 

Fiction? The Mindfield, by yours truly. Coming to a bookstore near you in the near future. a3_biggrin.gif

post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by navidfirouz View Post

Hello

 

I cannot post this in the reading room so I'm asking it here.

 

In your opinion, what are the top 3 best books about golf?

 

 

Take care,

Navid

Depends on what aspect of golf you are talking about.  Instruction?  History?  Personalities?

 

Narrow down what you are asking.

post #4 of 10

My favorite two are Bob Hope's Confessions of a Hooker - My Life Long Love Affair with Golf

and the book about Titanic Thompson's golf hustling career - The Unsinkable Titanic Thompson

 

according to Bob Hope, the only reason he got into acting and the entertainment business was to support his golf habit.

post #5 of 10
  • Five Lessons  - The Modern of Golf - Ben Hogan
  • The Greatest Game Ever Played - Mark Frost
  • The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses - Tom Doak

 

These provide a great insight into pretty much everything one needs to know about how to play the game, how the modern game evolved and beginnings of professional golf, and what golf course architecture is all about.  

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys!

 

I bought these two for now:

  • Five Lessons - The Modern of Golf - Ben Hogan
  • The Greatest Game Ever Played - Mark Frost

 

They cover a wide aspect of golfing.

 

Nave

post #7 of 10
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Depends on what aspect of golf you are talking about.  Instruction?  History?  Personalities?

 

Narrow down what you are asking.

 

Thanks turtleback - I was looking for something more general. The other replies did answer my question.

post #8 of 10

5 lessons..Ben Hogan

Down to Scratch..Abe Mitchell....better than 5L, IMO.

post #9 of 10

I just finished reading Zen Golf and it has really got me thinking. I'm going to have to buy the Ben Hogan book and check that out since everyone else loves it.

post #10 of 10

Great options there.

 

If you like "The Greatest Game Ever Played," check out "The Match." Awesome book. It is about a match between the best professionals at the time (Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson) vs. the best amateurs (Ken Venturi and Harvey Ward). Really well written.

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