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

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 22, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 176 pages
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The twentieth anniversary edition of this classic work—the bestselling golf instruction book of all time and hailed as “the golfer's equivalent of The Elements of Style” (The New York Times)—includes a new introduction by a prominent golfer, twenty new illustrations, and never-before-published materials from the Penick family archives.

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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I bought this book for a friend having read it years ago. It is full of insightful tips on how to play and enjoy the game of golf. It is wellwritten with wit and humor. A classic. Read full review

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This book will increase your knowledge and feel for the game. Can't say enough good things about it. Even when I hate the game, I'll sit down and reread a chapter and find myself booking my next tee time Read full review


Foreword to the 20th Anniversary Edition
My Little Red Book
Golf Medicine
The Waggle
Hole Them All
Hitting the Target
The Shank Shot
Kids and Carts
And Some of the Men in My Life
The Sexes
Hooking and Slicing
Chip or Pitch?

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About the author (2011)

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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