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Books I've read:

"The Masters" by Curt Sampson

"The Golfer's Guide to the Meaning of Life" by Gary Player

"A Disorderly Compendium of Golf" by Lorne Rubenstein and Jeff Neuman.
(Extremely addictive book on golf facts, legends and follies.)

The 'Eddie Caminetti' Series by Troon McAllister (Lee Gruenfeld).
"The Green" (This one is a Masterpiece about golf Hustler Eddie Caminetti and his appearance in a fictional Ryder Cup. Start with this one.)
"The Foursome" (Very under-rated, quite good. This is the second book.)
"Scratch" (The best of them that I have read. Eddie takes on the "Medalist Corporation." Chapter 19 will have you in tears laughing. This is the third book.)

Books I am currently Reading:
"The Immortal Bobby" by Ron Rappaport
"Harvey Penick's Little Red Book" by Harvey Penick
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Bud, Sweat and Tee's (Alan Shipnuck) is a great book if you're not looking to improve your game! If you are - Perfect/Golf Mind (Rotella)are the bext 2 i've read.
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Anything by John Feinstein. Most recently read Tales From Q-School.

I picked up Tales from Q-School not long ago and can't wait to get

into it. I also picked up his "Open" book about Bethpage Black. What's funny is that I bought "Open" in paperback, brand new at the Dollar Store for, (ha!) one dollar. They had several copies, and I thought about bumrushing them, and putting them on Amazon. Except someone is selling it for a penny on there. Oh well. Everyone has posted some interesting titles. I'll have to check those out as well.
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I just read Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella. You'll see me singing praises of it for quite a while.

Just a range ball in a box of Titleists by Gary McCord. His voice (and commentary) got me into the video game that got me into golf in the first place, and I love his storytelling and joking. I need to read David Feherty's books for the same reason.

The Four Cornerstones of Winning Golf by Butch Harmon sold me on golf fitness and gives some good exercises.

There's a series of books with titles of the form And Then X Told Y , for various values of 'X' and 'Y'. They're amusing anecdotes about famous golfers and good for a laugh.

I remember enjoying I Call the Shots by Johnny Miller.
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"The Greatest Player Who Never Lived" and "The Greatest Course That Never Was" both by J. Michael Veron. Very good fiction books that make you think they were true stories. I absolutely loved them. Im also a fan of the Feinstein books.

Troon McAllister has some awesome books as well. Eddie Camanetti is my hero!
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"The Greatest Player Who Never Lived" and "The Greatest Course That Never Was" both by J. Michael Veron. Very good fiction books that make you think they were true stories. I absolutely loved them. Im also a fan of the Feinstein books.

I haven't read Barranca yet. I'm just waiting on the inevitable Auberlain vs. Annouih matchup.
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I just finished "Paper Tiger" by Tom Coyne. He saves up some dough, moves to Florida, hires a coach and decides to dedicate all his time to improving his game. For one year all he does is practice so he can try to make it through Q school. Very good book.
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I have read Harvey Penick's Little Red Book at least 3 times and always find it inspiring. I picked up "The Grand Slam" by Mark Frost the other day and can't wait to get into it.
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I have posted these out here previously but by all means check out Rick Reilly's "Missing Links" & "Shanks For Nothing". The 2 funniest golf books you will EVER read. Feinstein is a great writer as well and " A Good Walk Spoiled" is a classic.

I find the Troon McAlister books to be lacking. I find Eddie Caminetti to be obnoxious and McAlister makes the pros in 'The Green' seem like absolute idiots. I thought 'Scratch' was amusing and 'The Foursome" was tiresome.
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Bud, Sweat and Tee's (Alan Shipnuck) is a great book if you're not looking to improve your game!

by all means check out Rick Reilly's "Missing Links"

Both are great books! I found myself completely hooked everytime I sat down to read a bit of each of these books.

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Here are some of my favourites:

Two Years in St. Andrews: George Peper
Golf in the Kingdom Michael Murphy (a classic)
Both by Mark Frost: The Grand Slam and the Greatest Game Ever Played (he has another coming out in November called The match)
Final Rounds James Dobson
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