The Art of the Short Game by Stan Utley
Stan Utley has certainly influenced my philosophy on coaching the short game. His methods are tried and tested by many tour players.
Golf at the Top with Steve Williams
This is a relatively unknown book to most people but Tiger Woods’ caddy, Steve Williams, gives a great insight into how you can improve your game. Steve is an expert on the mental game of golf and has experienced first hand how the best players in the game think, play and practice.
The Inner Game of Golf by Timothy Gallwey
I first read this book as a young assistant Pro. It had a profound effect on my own game initially and has helped me to better understand how our conscious mind can get in the way. Some great drills, easy to understand and a MUST read.
Click on the links below to find out more about these books.
The Art of Putting by Stan Utley
Stan Utley has a few ideas that contradict the idea of Straight back, Straight through. He has great insight on improving feel when putting and I think the advice in this book helps to create a more natural putting stroke.
Play Golf to Learn Golf by Michael Hebron
All I can say about this book is that you MUST buy it. Michael Hebron was PGA coach of the year and admitted that most of his pupils were not improving!!! He is now at the cutting edge of understanding the way we really need to learn to play golf. BUY IT!
Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The modern fundamentals of golf
A timeless classic. Proof that not much has changed about a good golf swing.
Mental Ketchup by Jamie Edwards
For those of you that could not come to the Mental Game seminars at Sandford Springs with Jamie Edwards this book is a good way to see what you missed. Jamie has a unique way of making the mental game easy to understand. There will be something in this book that will make a big difference to your game.
Harvey Penick’s Little Red Golf Book
Harvey Penick was one of those wise old men who knew how to deliver a message in the most simplest of ways. Every page is a separate lesson and you will find great lessons for all aspects of your game. A great book to read on the loo!!!!!!!
Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
If you feel that your mental game lets you down, in golf or life, then Anthony Robbins is the man to empower you to think differently. An incredible public speaker who really gets the most out of people.
Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins
I found this book very helpful in helping me to achieve some personal goals. It also gives great insight into who you really are and why you do some of the things you do!
The Egoscue Method of Health through Motion by Pete Egoscue
If you suffer from any sort of pain read this book! Possibly the most effective way to permanently relieve pain and improve your health.
Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain by Pete Egoscue
I have seen remarkable results for myself and others. If you suffer from pain read this book.
Body Learning: An introduction to the Alexander Technique
Good posture and improving learning go hand in hand. The Alexander Technique can be used in many ways, in particular to alleviate pain and physical problems.
How to Eat, Move and be Healthy by Paul Chek
If you want to improve your fitness and diet start here with this book. Do not start a diet or exercise regime until you have heard what Paul Chek has to say. One of the most knowledgeable experts on the human body shares some critical information that could make all the difference.
Caddy for Life: The Bruce Edwards Story
This book is about Tom Watson's caddy who sadly died. It is an emotional story of a great friendship that won many golf tournaments. Tom Watson is a golfing legend and there is lots of evidence of that in this book. Great players have great caddies!