1. Golf Is Not A Game of Perfect by Bob Rotella
2. The Par Plan by Golf Magazine
The Par Plan is a book we at GolfTEC are fond of as we worked with Golf Magazine to develop a 30-day regimen to help golfers of all skill levels follow on their way to playing better golf. This book offers instruction across three primary platforms to assess your golf technique and find the weakest parts of your game so you can focus on true improvement.
3. A Good Walk Spoiled by John Feinstein
If you’re in need of a great new novel to start, this is it. Whether you eat, sleep, and breathe golf or know almost nothing about the game, this book has been described as “a wonderfully observed and masterfully told story of pain and profit in the world’s most frustrating sport” that everyone will enjoy. Through the stories of some of the games greats, you may find that Feinstein comes close to capturing the essence of the mystery of golf and why so many of us are so captivated by this great game.
4. Swing Like A Pro by Dr. Ralph Mann & Fred Griffin
If you appreciate a scientific approach to the golf swing, this is a great place to start. Dr. Ralph Mann and PGA instructor Fred Griffin developed a computer-generated composite “Pro” based on the swings of more than 100 professional golfers, both men and women. Davis Love III said of this book that he is “glad that golfers of all levels will now be able to benefit from [Dr. Mann’s] work.”
5. Fearless Golf by Dr. Gio Valiante
If you need to improve your mental approach to the game and like using methods with proven results, Dr. Gio Valiante’s book Fearless Golf is for you. Dr. Valiante is the mental game consultant for the Golf Channel, Golf Digest, and the University of Florida and has worked with many of the top golfers in the world, including Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els, and many more. In this book, Dr. Valiante examines what creates fear on the golf course and offers a proven program for conquering it.
6. Easier Said Than Done by Dr. Rick Jensen
Another great book for breaking down the barriers that keep golfers from playing to their potential on the golf course, this book by Dr. Rick Jensen explains the 12 Truths that you must know to play great golf. These truths are known and understood by all of his clients, of which account for 14 Major Championships. Learn what ultimately separates these championship golfers from others and elevate your game with Easier Said Than Done.
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