Harvey Penick Golf Books
Unique Insights and Lessons From One Of The Game Greatest Coahces!
Penick was born October 23, 1904 and passed away April 2 1995. His life
in golf started at the age of eight, when he first began caddying at
the Austin Country Club in Texas and becoming head professional after
graduating at the age of 18.
He then spent the next seventy plus years enlightening the members of
that club with his unique insights into golf and life, as well as
coaching World Golf Hall Of Fame greats such as Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw,
Mickey Wright and Kathy Whitworth. Considered a gentle, modest
& unassuming man, Harvey Penick always coached his pupils in a
positive manner, enabling them to gain confidence and allowing them to
retain their individuality.
There was no Harvey Penick mold stamping out uniform swings. He avoided
negatives and technicalities and taught with unfailing courtesy and
generosity. The lesser skilled were equally as important to him as the
notables he helped. Ever so carefully, he chose the words he used in
He did this for more than 70 years, saying “When I quit learning, I’ll
quit teaching” and he never quit teaching until the day he died.
Finally, in the 90’s the whole world learned about this humble Texas
golf instructor. In collaboration with Austin writer, Bud Shrake,
Harvey authorized four golf instruction books, with millions of copies
Penick's Little Red Book
Harvey Penick is one of the most respected teachers the game has ever
seen and his first book 'Harvey
Penick's Little Red Book'
is acknowledged for being the
highest selling sports book of all time and includes testimonials from
Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw and Byron Nelson.
When reading Harvey Penick's 'Little Red Book' you can't fail to notice
how much he loves the game and more importantly, loves teaching. You
can see he gets as much pleasure from watching a beginner get the ball
airborne for the first time than he does from seeing one of his
students win the U.S. Open.
If You Play Golf, You're My Friend'
If You Play Golf, You're My Friend
takes up from where
'Penick's Little Red Book' left off, providing you with another dose of
Penick's singular brand of wit and wisdom, and is full of the simple,
fun and easy to understand lessons on golf, that only Harvey Penick is
known and admired for.
If simply improving your golf swing is all that matters to you, then
you will probably want to get your hands on Ben Hogan's 'Modern
Fundamentals', but if you want to learn about the other side of golf,
like sportsmanship, friendship & improving your life, then this
book should be in your collection!
Game for a Lifetime'
Game For A Lifetime by Harvey Penick
is filled not so much with swing tips
and stance aids but with a timeless philosophy that seeks to improve
your play by improving how you feel about your game, and restates the
fact that golf is primarily a mental game and good shots are envisioned
before they are made.
Penick has no hard-and-fast rules. On many occasions in this collection
of fantastic anecdotes and bits of memorable advice, he tells of
encountering a beginner with unorthodox techniques who nonetheless
posted great scores and advises such players never to let anyone fiddle
with their games.
All Who Love The Game by Harvey Penick
Unlike many other teachers of the game, Harvey Penick has worked with,
helped develop and learned from as many women champions as men! In this
excellent book 'For
All Who Love The Game'
he shares the lessons he has learned
from all of those women he has watched in the last seven decades.
'For All Who Love The Game' describes techniques that help women gain
greater power, discusses the psychological hurdles that every golfer
must overcome to improve their performance, and gives tips for
developing the parts of the game where women can and should outplay
their male partners.
Wisdom Of Harvey Penick
When the most beloved teacher in all of golf passed away back in 1995,
his close friend and collaborator Bud Shrake decided to provide his
loyal and worldwide following with a compilation of Harvey Penick's
very best work during his life in golf and called it 'The
Wisdom Of Harvey Penick'
This lasting treasure includes the very best pointers, portraits and
parables from one of the worlds greatest ever coaches, and have been
gathered by Bud Shrake from all four of Penick's previous best selling
books, including his very first and most famous golf book 'Harvey
Penick's Little Red Book'.
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