|I recommend...Harvey Penick's Little Red Book|
I recommend....Harvey Penick's Little Red Book by Harvey Penick & Bud Shraker
chosen by TT member S. Holman
"I was recently introduced to this book by a golfing friend of mine who spoke very highly of it.
What's it about
Harvey compiled his book via taking notes and observation from when he was a young golfer. He kept it to himself throughout his golfing days, then when older decided to let his son read it. It's just full of short observations that make total sense.
'The first and foremost fundamental to learn about chipping is this:
Keep your hands ahead of or even with the clubhead on the follow-through, all the way through. Grip your club close to the steel. Flex your knees so you can get down to it.
Keep the club close to you instead of reaching out for the ball. Move your weight a little more to your left.
Loosen your elbows. Make your backswing and your follow through the same length, as in a putting stroke.
Use the straightest-faced club that will carry the ball onto the soonest and start it rolling towards the cup.'
The introduction page is useful as he lists these intriguing problems
Reminding myself of just one of his fixes prior to playing has worked wonders for me.
Thanks for sending us your book recommendation Steve, a £10 token is on it's way to you!