Top 10 Most Famous Golf Books On The Market

review of the 10 most famous golf books

Review of The 7 Laws of the Golf Swing

Every golf player in this world wants to master the perfect and powerful swing. As a golfer myself I understand the importance of a great and consistent swing. Players practice a lot to get that swing perfect and take years of coaching to get it right. It is very difficult to keep doing it consistently very time you swing the club. However, there are certain laws and rules which could help you to master the perfect swing and keep doing it repeatedly. Extremely popular and famous tour coach Nick Bradley has written a book called The 7 Laws of the Golf Swing where he has mentioned the laws that help a player to master the swing.

The first time I saw the book at a store I was instantly attracted to it. It has a great cover picture that helps to draw your attention immediately and you could make out what the book is all about by just looking at the cover. After reading the book I realized that Mr. Bradley has provided a completely scientific and detailed approach to the subject. It is an extremely popular book to all the golfers across the world because this is the only book that you need to perfect the swing. It has everything that I ever wanted to know.

About the book

Everyone who has bought this book is raving about it. The book has extremely useful content that will help professional golfers to pick up the techniques for making a consistent and powerful swing. Apart from the content the book has exceptional pictures that make it a masterpiece. If not for anything then I would recommend you to buy the book and go through it so that you could see some mesmerizing photos.

The important 7 laws that are presented by the famous Nick Bradley are, the grip, the geometry of the setup, groundforce dynamics, synchronicity, swing plane, firing into the Ball and dance with the target. There is complete detail of how to apply each law in various stages. There are also detailed pictures that will help you to understand every nuance of the swing. All this information is crucial and life changing to a professional player. I have seen a huge improvement in my swing after reading and implying the contents of the book.

Best part of the book

As a reader and a golfer it is very difficult to decide what the best part of the book is. At times I feel that it is the content which is rich with invaluable information. While at other times I feel that it is the pictures. Exceptionally artistic and detailed photographs that is simply inspirational.

My favorite part of the book

After reading it so many times my favorite part of the book is the photographs. They look like artistic x-rays. With every picture you will see not only the grip or the stance but even minute details like your finger and joint positions. It is incredible.

About the author

One of the most celebrated coaches of all times, Nick Bradley has written this book. His expertise of the game comes forth in his writing. This book is a collector’s item, make sure you read it.

Review of The Square-to-Square Golf Swing: Modern Method for the Modern Player

In the 1970s the square to square swing was made extremely popular by Dick Aultman when he wrote a book to guide golf players perfect that shot. The Square-to-Square Golf Swing: Modern Method for the Modern Player is an amazing book that will help both the amateurs and professionals to master the square to square swing.

When I started playing golf I made sure that I got the book so that I could learn all about the most popular and most effective method of swing. I have been following this method for years now and have successfully adapted it. From personal experience I could say that the method is outstanding. If you read this book you will understand the impact that this swing will have on your game. Dick has provided a detailed and elaborate guide that will help every golfer in the world to swing the club in the right way.

About the book

The Square-to-Square Golf Swing by Dick Aultman is a great book for every golfer. In fact I have already suggested it to the few of my friends who were yet to read it. There are very few professional golfers who have not read this book. We all have seen how the square to square swing changed the entire game in the 70s. Today it is equally applicable and makes you one of the finest golf players if you have this particular swing in your stride.

The book has illustrations that will help in understanding the swing better. All the technical aspects of the shot like how to keep the club square, how to keep the golf ball in line while playing the shot, the impact position etc. are mentioned in the book. This detailed description will help the reader to learn the technique behind the shot and gradually master it by practicing.

Since the book has been written by Dick, it is a great read. He has kept the writing to the point and simple so that everyone can understand it. It is not an overtly lengthy book because it sticks to the point.  There are illustrations along with the writing that helps in clearly understanding the instructions that are laid out by the author.

The book has earned a lot of credibility because it changed the face of the game by popularizing the square to square swing. Once I read the book I felt that the writer has poured all his years of experience and knowledge into it. It’s a must read for every golfer.

Best part about the book

The best part about the book would be detailed description of the square to square swing. There are technical details that will help a golfer immensely.

My favorite part of the book

The whole book is an all time favorite. Even after so many years I keep referring to it before an important game.

About the author

Dick Aultman is an extremely popular author who has written many books on the game of golf. Most of these books have changed the fate of the game forever, The Square-to-Square Golf Swing: Modern Method for the Modern Player is one of them.

Review of The Search for the Perfect Golf Club

A golfer player’s partner is his club. My coach had told me this when I started to play golf around 5 years ago. I have always remembered what he said and tried my best to make it a successful partnership between my golf club and me. But it was extremely important to know the why and how of a golf club to build a successful partnership with it. In the beginning I used to follow the famous golfers and get the clubs that they used. But after reading The Search for the Perfect Golf Club by Tom Wishon and Tom Grundner I realized that I have my own club that I needed to identify.

Once I was aware of the role of a club and how to select the one that was best suited for me, there was no stopping. Today I am a much better golfer who is looking ahead at professional tours. Since I have learned so much from this book I want to recommend it to my fellow golfers. Here is a review of the book that will help you to understand its contents.

About the book

This book by Tom Wishon and Tom Grundner is a first of its kind. It successfully explains every detail about the golf club and how they are extremely crucial to a golfer. Being a golfer I can tell you that when we play amateur golf we are not highly aware of the pros and cons of golf clubs. At least I wasn’t. I used to follow the greats of the game or the latest advertisements to pick one. But after reading the book my entire conception has changed.

The book has been written in such simple language that everyone will understand it, whether a golf player or not. This book also highlights the role of marketing and advertising and how it adversely affects the game of golf. I suggest everyone who is interested in golf to read this book.

Best part about the book

The best part of the book is that there is a lot to learn from it. Contrary to my belief I have learned that drivers with shorter length can provide better control without compromising on distance. Then there is a chart that shows that your swing speed will help you to decide which loft gives you the maximum distance. Along with this there is other important information that will help you to improve your entire game.

The book also mentions the pros and cons of different types of club. This will help you to figure out the one that suites you the best.

What I love about the book

What I love about the book is that it has all the relative information that I needed to get myself the best golf club. I also loved the different stories of great golf legends that Tom Wishon has mentioned in the book.

About the author

Tom Wishon’s experience and expertise in golf club designing and research comes forth in the book. Tom Wishon has co-written this book with Tom Grundner who is also a great writer and custom golf club maker. These two names are enough to motivate the readers.

Review of the Practical Golf

If you are looking for a great golf book that will help you in improving your overall game, then I have a suggestion. When I was getting worried about the increasing problems in my swing, I was referred a book by my instructor. Though I have not been playing golf for very long, I am good at it. I am already looking at playing professional golf which is why I am doing everything that I can to improve my game. Practical Golf by John Jacobs and Ken Bowden is a great book which has helped me a lot to understand the finer points of golf.

I prefer to read a lot of books on golf because they give me a practical outlook on golf. These self improvement books are written by great golfers and coaches. This book by John Jacobs and Ken Bowden is one such book.

About the book

Practical Golf has everything that you need to know about the game so that you become the player that you want to be. Every golf player strives for a great swing. And when you get to do it you wish that you could repeat it at all times. At least that’s what I wish to do. I want to make that perfect solid swing every time. At the beginning of the book Jacob writes that he wants to guide the readers in perfecting that perfect swing and repeat it. Now, that’s a great promise to make to a golfer.

The book completely lives up to the promise that it makes and gives some more. It is a master piece that has been extremely popular with golf players all over the world. Jacobs has brought in his magnificent knowledge of the game in this book. The writing is easy and there are many illustrations and diagrams that will help the readers to relate to whatever he has written.

The best part of the book

This book will help you to identify the mistakes that a golfer makes and learn from them. After reading the book you will not be repeating a mistake. I think this is the best part about the book. It helps a player to judge his own movements and shots. After I finished reading this book by Jacobs I realized that I was analyzing every miss calculated shot and swing. I could identify the mistakes and make sure not to repeat them. Giving me the ability to judge my own game is that best part of the book.

My favorite part of the book

My favorite part of the book was the illustrations. I feel that every guide book should have illustrations for better understanding of the readers.

About the author

John Jacobs is a name that needs no introduction. He is popularly known as ‘Doctor Golf’ all over the world for his knowledge and expertise on golf. He is one of the finest golf players of all times and has almost solely started the European golf tour. He has written many books on the game and this time he teamed with Ken Bowden to create a masterpiece. Highly recommended!

Review of Dave Pelz’s Short Game Bible: Master the Finesse Swing and Lower Your Score

The shots that are played in golf could be divided into two broad parts, the long game and the short game. After spending many years as a player now I am a coach to young golfers. My suggestion to the young and aspiring golfers is to give equal importance to both the types of game. Long game will require you to play long and powerful shots. The short game will need skill and finesse. To improve your skills at the short game I would suggest that you read Dave Pelz’s Short Game Bible: Master the Finesse Swing and Lower Your Score.

About the book

Short Game Bible: Master the Finesse Swing and Lower Your Score is an amazing book by Dave Pelz. This is the first book of a four book series by Dave. The entire series is called The Dave Pelz Scoring Game Series. I would recommend that anybody who is willing to master the game of golf and eliminate any doubt must read the entire series.

I have read the Short Game Bible and was completely awed at the elaborate explanation of the various shots that are a part of the short game. The book is not only a great read for any golf player, it is also extremely useful. I have learned a lot from this book.

Players will be able to understand the importance of short game and how to accentuate their skills and maneuver a great shot. The writer has used a very straightforward and simple language to describe the intricacies of the game in complete detail. There is a scientific approach that helps the readers to understand the reason behind their actions. I have mastered chipping, pitches, lobs, bunker play and distance wedges with the help of this book.

As a reader you will be fascinated about these incidences that are shared in the book. It has helped me to train the young students of golf and help them become professional players. In fact I have recommended this book to all my students.

Best part about the book

The best part about this book by Dave Pelz is the different types of tests and exercises that he has included in it. These exercises will help the reader to improve the extremely skillful short game shorts. It not only makes the book a very important read for the aspiring players, but also helps him or her to directly get trained by the expert of this game. This is a very important book for every golfer.

What I love about the book

The entire book is a favorite of mine. I appreciate the knowledge and expert opinion that I get from the book. After reading the book I was also fascinated by the technical and in dept knowledge of the writer. It is a classic on the short game of golf.

About the author

Dave has years of experience about every aspect of golf especially the short game. This book has been written by Dave Pelz, James A Frank and there is foreword by Lee Janzen. It’s a book by stalwarts of golf which makes it a must read.

The review of Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible: The Complete Guide to Mastering the Green

Many books have been written on the game of golf. But there are few which turn out to be classics. Generally it takes many years for a book to become a classic. Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible: The Complete Guide to Mastering the Green is one book that was an instant bestseller right after it was published. I bought this book because I wanted to see what Dave’s suggestion on the art of putting was.

Being a professional golfer I understand the importance of putting and how it affects the game. It is a very difficult shot to master and even more difficult to guide. But as always, Dave did not disappoint his readers. His writing style and scientific approach completely amazed me. Needless to say, I am fine at putting now. Here is a review of this book from me.

About the book

It is not only me who is absolutely fascinated by the contents of Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible. There are more than 150,000 readers who have bought this book and made it an instant success. The reason behind the popularity of this book is the successful attempt of guiding golfers with the terminal shot of the game. Putt is one shot that could change the fate of the game in a matter of seconds.

As a golfer I would say that putting has been the reason for all my worries regarding the game. It is one shot that is very difficult to train. But in this book Dave has managed to clarify the science behind putting. When I first saw this book in a book store I had to buy it. First of all, it was written by Dave Pelz and secondly, it was about putting.

The book is aptly called the Bible of putting because it is a detailed study of the shot. At times you might feel that the writer has been overtly descriptive about all the details, but it was necessary. No good sports book will assume that the reader knows it all it will describe everything to the finest of details. That’s exactly what this book does.

Best part about the book

The best part about the book is that it is very reader friendly. There are charts, photos and descriptive instructions for the readers. When I was reading the book I thought that even young golfers will find it easy to understand. Dave has written a book that will appeal to a huge number of people, and it did.

What I love about the book

I absolutely loved Dave’s detailed and scientific approach of the subject. He has covered everything from equipment to green reading to the skill and the golfer’s approach. It is a thorough analysis of putting by an expert. The book is also extremely engaging to read.

About the author

Dave Pelz has many distinctive works on the game of golf. Being the founder of the World Putting Championship Dave is the ideal person to pen this book. As a golfer I have learned a lot from this putting Bible and would recommend it to everyone who loves the game.

Review of The Laws of the Golf Swing

Every sports person has to know how to use their body type for achieving better results in the game. When I started to play golf about 20 years ago I concentrated on mastering the techniques of the game. I was not aware of the impact that my body type will have on the game. After a few years of playing golf, and playing it well, I came across this book by Mike Adams and T.J. Tomasi. It was recommend to me by a fellow player who had improved a lot in this game style after reading the book. This book, The Laws of the Golf Swing is an amazing book that tells the importance of a player’s body type and its effect on his or her swing.

About the book

The laws of the Golf Swing is a book that concentrates only on the body type of various players and how it affects their ability to make the perfect swing. It has distinctly mentioned the three body types and provided examples so that the reader can understand better and identify with it. There are also many methods and simple tests that are included in the book to identify your own body type. I have used those tests to identify my body type after reading the book. Then I have gone ahead to adopt the swing style that is recommended by the author. I must say, it works wonders.

The three distinctive body types that are mentioned in the book are, average build, tall and narrow-chested and players with a think torso and shorter arms. Along with the different body types there is a mention of the different types of swings that will suite these body types.

Leverage for players who have an average build and are more flexible. Arc swing is suggested for players who are tall and could achieve maximum flexibility. And width is suggested for players who have a broad chest. Since I have a tall body frame I picked the Arc and ever since I have been a better player.

There is also a special section for women players and how they must master a swing. I think it will be extremely helpful for my fellow women players as well. In fact I had recommended it to one of the female golfers and she took up the leverage swing. I could see that it made a huge difference to her game as well.

Best part of the book

Best part about the book is that it helps you to identify your own body. To become a great golfer, or any other sportsperson, one must be able to use their body to its full strength. This book helped me to do just that.

My favorite part of the book

My favorite part of the book has to be the description of Arc swing and how it impacts players with tall body frame. Since, that’s who I am and that’s what I picked.

About the authors

Mike Adams and T.J. Tomasi have written many books. Some of them are about golf while others are not. But after reading this book I have followed their writing over the years. And, I have never been disappointed.

Review of No Excuses, The Fit Mind-Fit Body Strategy Book (3 Off the Tee #3)

Believing that fitness is important and striving to achieve it are two different things. I belonged to the first group of people who believed that fitness is essential for a healthy mind and body. Once I had read somewhere that a healthy mind can reside in a healthy body, I believe it is that way. In spite of being well aware of the need to be fit, I did very little to ensure that I was fit. But that was until I read No Excuses, The Fit Mind-Fit Body Strategy Book by Lorii Myers.

About the book

No Excuses is a highly inspirational book by Lorii Myers that helps to draw self realization. It is the third book of the ‘3 Off The Tee’ series. Just like the first two books the third one is also extremely popular among the readers. You could read the entire series or this book individually.

The biggest alibi for not being fit is excuse. People who fail to follow a health regimen to maintain their fitness get hold of many excuses. I did that myself when I failed a gym appointment or skipped a meal. This book inspires the readers to give up on excuses. Lorii Myers tells us how to create a lifestyle that has no place for that alibi. The book is a self help guide to achieving a healthy mind and fit body.

No Excuses is an easy read because the writing style is lucid. I am not very fond of reading fiction but I love self help books. They always motivate me to better myself as a person. These books have some value in them that they offer to the readers. Spending my time on self help books is worth it.

Lorii Myers’s book is a fun read as well. She has used popular golf terms to explain various situations of life. I love golf, which is why reading this book was very entertaining.

Best part of the book

The best part about this book by Lorii Myers is that it is full of vibrant ideas and real life examples. It is not like she has just kept on writing about the importance of fitness. She has provided examples and ideas of how to eliminate excuses and achieve fitness.

The book tells you how to create a fitness plan that will work for you and put it into action. The quote on the cover of the book depicts its content aptly, “Put some action on your good intentions”.

My favorite part of the book

My favorite part of the book is the challenge. The book has inspired me to develop a fitness challenge for myself and come out a winner through it. My friends and I are already working towards it.

About the author

Lorii Myers is an award winning author who has vast work experience in business and management. As a writer she has been awarded 27 times for her motivational work. I am a huge fan of hers because with her writing she makes a difference.

Review of The Inner Game of Golf

About the book

The Inner Game of Golf by W. Timothy Gallwey is a book about the psychological aspect of a golf player. Any sport is as much a physical game as it is psychological. There is a lot of mental preparation that goes into playing any game. Though I am not a professional golfer I love the game and play it quite often. I have been reading the writings of W. Timothy Gallwey for quite long because I completely agree with his philosophy. I have read all the books that have written by Gallwey and I must admit that they have helped me immensely.

This book like every other book by this author is highly inspirational. It not only made me a better player but also a more confident and positive human being. And that is exactly what The Inner Game is all about. This book will help the professional golf players to deal with the immense mental pressure that they go through during a match. It also gives an insight on the emotional struggles that every player goes through when they know that they are not playing their best game. And once they realize that they are not at their best how they must self motivate themselves to strive harder.

This book is one of the bestselling books by Gallwey. More than a million copies of this book has been sold. Now W. Timothy Gallwey has bought a revised version of the original book. This has a lot of new material which is constructively communicative and provides a detail of the technical as well as emotional aspect of the game. Professional golfers, non-professional golfers and people who love the game will find this book fascinating and insightful.

The best part of the book

The Inner Game of Golf by Gallwey is a classic. It is very difficult to identify what the best part about a classic is, because everything in it is extremely appealing. As a reader who has read both the original and revised version of this book, I will say that the revised version is more instructive. It will be extremely helpful to both professional and amateur golfers. The best part about this book is that it makes you create a balance between the physical aspect of the game and the psychological aspect of it. This book makes you a better player and a better person.

What I love about the book

I agree with Gallwey when he says that the three inner game skills are confidence, concentration and willpower. I agree because after reading this book I have seen a huge improvement in my concentration level, confidence about by skills and my willpower to do better. Therefore, that’s my favorite part of the book.

About the author

W. Timothy Gallwey has written many books that bring forward the psychological aspect of sports and life. Some of his books have gone ahead to become bestsellers and classics. Gallwey was the captain of the Tennis Team in Harvard University. Later in life he learned meditation techniques which helped him in becoming a perceptive author. After reading his books my entire perspective towards life has changes for the better.

Review of Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

About the book

Five Lessons, The Modern Fundamentals of Golf by Ben Hogan is a sports classic. As a professional golfer I feel that this book is a must read for anyone who wants to play the game. It has been written by one of the best players that golf has ever seen, Ben Hogan. As a fan I have read all the books that he has written but the Five Lessons is a favorite.

This book is a compilation of all the five articles that were written by Ben Hogan in the fifties. It is one of the finest collections of golf articles. The writing is supported with drawings, diagrams and illustrations in the book that makes it easier to understand. As a golfer I am extremely thankful that Hogan wrote those articles and they were published.

The best part of the book

Any sportsman needs a lot of passion and dedication to master the game. This book by a master of golf reinstates that fact. Once I started reading Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf I realized that this great sportsman was extremely attached to the sport. In this book Ben Hogan clearly states that even an average golfer could become a master by playing intelligent golf and being patient.

I was amazed at the display of sheer patience in his writing as well. There are more than a few pages being dedicated to The Waggle for addressing the ball. As a golfer one has to be completely fascinated even by the wait before swinging. I believe the best part about the book is the love for the game that comes across in the writing. At times the author comes forth as extremely critical and overpowering. But being a professional player I could relate to him. The best part about this book is that it will make you realize the beauty and power of golf.

My favorite part of the book

When I picked up the book I was already playing professional golf. Still I was amazed at how this book helped me in improving my technique. I am extremely passionate about the game, which is why I play it. But I realized that a champion needs to be so involved in the sport that he comes across as eccentric. The illustrations in the book are extremely helpful. My grip, stance and back swing improved a lot after reading this book. So, for me the favorite part of this book is the technical details and knowledge about the game.

About the author

Five Lessons, The Modern Fundamentals of Golf by Ben Hogan is a non-fictional sports book which gives elaborate details on how to perfect the game. No one could have written the articles that are compiled in this book better than Ben Hogan. With the expertise and knowledge of the game and a flair for writing he has created a sports classic that will be ever popular. Every time I read this book I fall in love with golf all over again.