Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf
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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.”
—The New York Times Magazine “The golfer’s equivalent of The Elements of Style.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES 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
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the student hit the inside ball without touching the other. A third and still simple method is for me to hold a shaft about a foot off the ground in front of the student and have him swing beneath it. The fourth cure, the strongest and most basic, is to make the student learn to hook the ball. Strengthen the grip, rolling both hands to the right in exaggerated fashion. Tell the student to go ahead and hook the ball clear off the practice range. I don’t care if it’s a pulled hook or a big wild
CHOOSE A 7- IRON or a 6-iron, whichever one you feel the most confidence in, and use it for 80 percent of all your full-swing practice. The reason for this is I want you to develop faith in your golf swing. The best way to learn to trust your swing is by practicing your swing with a club you trust. A high handicapper who learns to hit a good 7-iron can build his or her game around that shot. Even if you have to hit the ball twice on a par four to come within range of your 7-iron, it’s a great
Ben went around the room and asked those so inclined to say something personal about Ryder Cup golf, about what we might expect on Sunday—anything at all, really. My wife, Robin, was the last to speak. She asked everybody to remember Harvey’s words: Take dead aim. We did and we won that Ryder Cup in the biggest comeback in Ryder Cup history. Justin Leonard—who knew Harvey, who had received a Davis Love Jr. scholarship at Texas, who was playing for one of Harvey’s students—holed one of the most