There are thousands of books, DVDs, videos, apps, and on-line lessons. The difficulty is selecting the right media and material. Selecting any type of golf instruction can pose a challenge, however it is not overwhelming or impossible. Yesterday, I was asked: “Would there be some advice of some other books for beginners?” This is a great question and the answer depends on so many variables that it really is hard to recommend just one type of medium. Having said that, here is what I have in my library and a list of links that would recommend to continue your search.
A Good Walk Spoiled by John Feinstein. It is the first book I ever received. It is not a how to book, but a great read. It touches on many aspects of professional golf and is a must read for golf nuts.
Tiger Woods Made Me Look Like a Genius by Don Crosby. Don Crosby was an early coach of Tiger Woods. The topics in the book are generic and cover the main aspects of golfing. I look at it periodically, but do not follow it extensively.
Golfing for Dummies by Gary McCord. An excellent book for any beginner. It covers all the basics and some intermediate skills. It is highly recommended and is on most to 10 golf book lists.
The Best Golf Tips Ever by Nick Wright. This is a great book. I use it often to look up challenges encountered on the course. I would recommend it for the intermediate golfer.
365 Golf Tips and Tricks from the Pros by Jay Morelli. I am currently reading it. It is a very good book on how to play some challenging and not so challenging shots. I plan to use it this year, especially early in the season.
The More Series by Golf Magazine. This three part DVD series is excellent. I watch it a couple of times during the winter and just before I start playing. It is a recommended golfing resource.
Secrets of the Short Game by Phil Mickelson. It is by far my best resource. I watch this DVD three or four times over the winter. I also grab a club and try to copy what he is teaching….and no I do not chip balls in my basement…..or should I?
I read golf magazines all the time. I do not have a specific preference. I look at the cover and decide if the tips or articles are of interest. I also keep my golf magazines and review them as specific topics arise.
The following are links I found and thought were worth sharing. On a side note, most of the links above are to Chapters.ca. This is a Canadian company; Amazon has all the same books.
Lastly, there are countless golf blogs that offer tips on the golf swing, fitness, mental preparation and course management. If you are looking for something specific, the internet provides the answer. You just have to sift through the white noise!
I enjoy talking, reading and especially playing golf. The amount of information and data available could easily overwhelm even the most avid golfing enthusiasts. Through the years, I have found that word of mouth recommendations have been the best! So I ask this very important question: