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best beginners golf book?

post #1 of 10
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I want to buy my son a gift- an instructional golf book. He is a rank beginner.

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 10

Actually, the book Golf for Dummies, by Gary McCord is a fairly good book. Covers a lot of information and is easy to understand. There's a dvd out also.

 

Wish him well

post #3 of 10

How old is he?  Really, IMO, one hour with him on the practice green, with a cut-down if need be,  7i and maybe a simple putter in order to give him a feel of the game might be better than  looking at a page or video screen.  Who ever learned or liked the piano by looking at a page of notes? 

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

He's going to take lessons also. I would like to give him a book as a gift.

post #5 of 10
Golf My Way - Jack Nicklaus
5 Modern Fundamentals of Golf - Ben Hogan

The two best golf books I've ever read.

If your son is the visual type of learner, maybe try video.

Golf My Way - Jack Nicklaus
Lessons of a Lifetime - Tom Watson
post #6 of 10
"The Elements of Scoring" by Ray Floyd. It doesn't have a whole lot of technique in it but it contains a tremendous amount of golf common sense and course management advice that would be very helpful to the beginning golfer. This would be good to get him in addition to a main golf technique book or video.
post #7 of 10

The Rules of Golf - USGA and 5 Modern Fundamentals of Golf - Ben Hogan

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by tefunk View Post

Golf My Way - Jack Nicklaus
5 Modern Fundamentals of Golf - Ben Hogan

The two best golf books I've ever read.

Me, too. Great suggestions. :-)

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Artimas View Post
 

I want to buy my son a gift- an instructional golf book. He is a rank beginner.

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks.

 

You have many good suggestions for books.

 

I would recommend going to The First Tee program, or some other youth golf group. It would be more enjoyable and he could make friends.

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks to all for the suggestions.  Appreciated very much.

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