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The Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf

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THE CLASSIC BOOK OF GOLF WISDOM FROM THE GAME'S GREATEST TEACHER

The Little Red Book has become required reading for all players and fans of the game of golf, from beginners to seasoned pros. The legendary Harvey Penick, who began his golfing career as a caddie in Austria, Texas, at the age of eight, worked with an amazing array of champions over the course of nearly a century, dispensing invaluable wisdom to golfers of every level. Penick simplifies the technical jargon of other instructional books and communicates the very essence of the game, and his Little Red Book is full of inspiration and homespun wisdom that reflects at once his great love of golf as well as his great talent for teaching.

Synopsis:

Finally in paperback comes the bestseller from one of golf's greatest teachers--classic, inspirational, and homespun wisdom no golfer will want to do without. "The Socrates of the golf world".--"Sports Illustrated".

Synopsis:

THE CLASSIC BOOK OF GOLF WISDOM FROM THE GAME'S GREATEST TEACHER

The Little Red Book has become required reading for all players and fans of the game of golf, from beginners to seasoned pros. The legendary Harvey Penick, who began his golfing career as a caddie in Austria, Texas, at the age of eight, worked with an amazing array of champions over the course of nearly a century, dispensing invaluable wisdom to golfers of every level. Penick simplifies the technical jargon of other instructional books and communicates the very essence of the game, and his Little Red Book is full of inspiration and homespun wisdom that reflects at once his great love of golf as well as his great talent for teaching.

About the Author

The late Harvey Penick was a renowned golf pro who began his career at the Austria (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.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introductions

My Little Red Book

Golf Medicine

What's the Problem

Looking Up

Hand Position

The Three Most Important Clubs

The Grip

The Waggle

Holding the Club

The Easiest Lesson

Palm Reading

Starting Young

Hole Them All

Learning Around the Cup

Do You Need Help?

The Right Elbow

Take Dead Aim

Beware

How to Knock Five Strokes Off Your Game

Reassurance

The Practice Swing

The Average Golfer

How to Tell Where You're Aimed

Seasoned Citizens

The Left Heel

Backspin

Heavy Clubs

Hints on Greenskeeping

The Wrist Cock

Hit a Full Approach

Easy Bunkers

Bunker Play

Don't Relax

Positive Thinking

Psychology

Stay Behind the Ball

Hitting From the Top

Hypnotism

The Slow-Motion Drill

Powder the Ball

Ball Position

Swing the Bucket

The Weed Cutter

Placing Your Feet

The Turn

Instant Humility

Maxims

The Mythical Perfect Swing

First Things First

The Prettiest Swing

Hitting the Target

The Magic Move

How to Practice the Full Swing

Warming Up in a Hurry

Chipping

Putting

The Dreaded Four-Footer

The Shank Shot

Why I Decided to Become a Teacher

The Stance

A Very Bad Habit

The First-Time Student

Competition

Kids and Carts

A Story by Helen

Learning

Some of the Women in My Life

And Some of the Men in My Life

The Sexes

A Practice Rule

John Bredmus

Hooking and Slicing

Strange Penalty

Yardage

Long and Short

Best Dressed

My Best Boys

Chip or Pitch

Out of Sight

The Follow-through

A Little Bit

A Golfer's Poem

Preparing for a Big Match

Uphill arid Downhill

Playing in the Wind

Titanic Thompson

Trick Shots

Caddies

A Life in Golf

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684859248
With:
Shrake, Bud
Introduction:
Kite, Tom
With:
Shrake, Bud
Author:
Penick, Harvey
Author:
Shrake, Bud
Author:
Kite, Tom
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Golf
Subject:
Golf - Instruction
Subject:
Reference books
Subject:
Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc.
Subject:
Golf - General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Golf
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
v. 1600
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 4.62 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Finally in paperback comes the bestseller from one of golf's greatest teachers--classic, inspirational, and homespun wisdom no golfer will want to do without. "The Socrates of the golf world".--"Sports Illustrated".
"Synopsis" by , THE CLASSIC BOOK OF GOLF WISDOM FROM THE GAME'S GREATEST TEACHER

The Little Red Book has become required reading for all players and fans of the game of golf, from beginners to seasoned pros. The legendary Harvey Penick, who began his golfing career as a caddie in Austria, Texas, at the age of eight, worked with an amazing array of champions over the course of nearly a century, dispensing invaluable wisdom to golfers of every level. Penick simplifies the technical jargon of other instructional books and communicates the very essence of the game, and his Little Red Book is full of inspiration and homespun wisdom that reflects at once his great love of golf as well as his great talent for teaching.

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