Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf

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Simon and Schuster, May 8, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 175 pages
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The most beloved golf book of all time, Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book has become required reading for all players and fans of the game, from beginners to seasoned pros.

The legendary Harvey Penick, whom Sports Illustrated called the “Socrates of the golf world,” began his golfing career as a caddie in Austin, Texas, at the age of eight, and over the course of nearly a century worked with an amazing array of champions. In this classic book, which is named for the red notebook he always kept, Penick’s simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away the hypertechnical jargon that’s grown up around the golf swing, and lets all golfers, whatever their level, play their best.

This twentieth-anniversary edition features a treasure trove of rare images from the Penick family archives, commemorates Penick’s lasting achievement with a moving new foreword by 2012 Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III—whose father learned the game under Penick’s tutelage—and reminds golfers everywhere to “take dead aim.”
  

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Timeless. Good golf stories and a few pointers. - Goodreads
Good tips from a master - Goodreads
Some great golf tips from a super teacher. - Goodreads

Review: Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings From a Lifetime of Golf

User Review  - Michael Vincent - Goodreads

Nice book of a variety of sayings and helps about golf. An easy format to read with mostly short thoughts, quips and stories. Tells some of the history of golf, especially in Texas. Read full review

Review: Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings From a Lifetime of Golf

User Review  - Brad Lyerla - Goodreads

What a comfort this little book is for a golfer! Simple and wise, Penick makes golf sensible for expert and hacker alike. It is a must read for all golfers. A key take away for me is that Penick ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword to the 20th Anniversary Edition
xi
Introductions
11
My Little Red Book
21
Golf Medicine
27
The Waggle
34
Hole Them All
40
Beware
46
Hitting the Target
95
Putting
101
The Shank Shot
108
Kids and Carts
115
And Some of the Men in My Life
129
The Sexes
140
Hooking and Slicing
148
Chip or Pitch?
154
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About the author (2012)

Harvey Penick was a renowned golf pro who began his career at the Austin (Texas) Country Club as a caddie. Though he coached golf at the University of Texas for thirty years, and worked with the likes of Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, and Betsy Rawls, he never left the country club, where he continued to teach until his death in 1995. Bud Shrake, an avid golfer and the coauthor of all of Penick's books, died in 2009.

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