9 Best Golf Books : Surprising Books We Love (2024)

The 9 Best Golf Books We Love 2024

If you’re really passionate about Golf, or if you want to learn more, look no further than our list of the Best Golf Books below. We’ve listed the best books you’ll need to read to cover all angles of the game. We’ve got humor, techniques, excuses, and legends covered.

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Our Best Golf Books for 2024

The Complete Golf Manual By Steve Newell

This book takes the reader through the complete swing, from tee shot to putting. Newell also devotes an entire section to common golf faults and offers suggestions on how to fix them.

We particularly enjoyed the part on how to make better decisions on the course and dealing with pressure situations – a key area which will help improve your golf score. One of the best golf books.

The Uncorrupted Pleasure of An Old Bladed Putter by James Ellis-Caird

The Uncorrupted Pleasure of An Old Bladed Putter is a love letter to golf, revealing something of the beauty, joy and comradeship that its author James Ellis-Caird has taken from his golfing life. In doing so, it is quietly revolutionary, depicting a vision of golf freed from the constraints of convention and expectation, in which being ‘good enough’ is the goal, allowing space for personal expression, an appreciation of nature and the joy of the little things to come to the fore. A lesson not just for golf, but also perhaps for a quieter, gentler way to live our lives.

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Whether you’re a non-golfer, a new golfer, an old golfer or an ex-golfer, The Uncorrupted Pleasure offers gentle words of wisdom and a fond conversational style that will have you reaching for the nearest golf club and falling in love with the game all over again.

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This is an excellent book and also makes the perfect Christmas gift for the passionate golfer!

The Little Green Book of Golf by Richard Cartwright

PGA Professional Richard’s passion and enthusiasm for the game come through loud and clear in this golf instruction book. His honesty in discussing his own shortcomings in his goal of becoming a playing professional are particularity powerful. It’s truly inspirational how he has turned his own disappointment into a quest for answers about the game, which he used to give back to the game, and support other golfers on a similar journey.

This is not your typical golf instruction book, it’s a far more honest, but it does contain excellent instructions which if you follow will improve your golf. Richard has done especially well in revealing the many myths associated with the game, and the swing.

Richard has coached hundreds of golfers over thousands of hours and uses this real-life experience to pass on amazing advice to golfers of all ages. I particularly enjoyed the real life examples of how he approached different trainees and how he supported them to improve. Overall what we really liked at Fun Golf is how Richard encourages players to enjoy their time playing, after all golf should be fun! Whether this is for you or a gift for a family member you’ll not be disappointed, and I guarantee that you will find this book useful in improving your golf.

Golf Tips – How to Improve Your Golf By Craig Barnard (Our Best Golf Book 2022)

If you’re a beginner, or have been playing for years, this book can help. Improve your game through tips and gaining a better understanding of some of the common faults and misunderstandings. This book takes the reader through many aspects of the game from golf club selection, golf chipping techniques, golf swing tips to fitness tips. It can help you improve your game and have fun along the way. We would recommend this book, not only because it is written by the founder of Fun Golf, but because it is an Amazon bestseller and is highly rated by its readers.

Audible Free 30 Day Trial

Why not trry out the Audible Free 30 Day trial, you can download audio books to listen to whereever you are. At the end of your free trial you get to keep your downloaded book or simply sign up to recieve one book credit per month for only £7.99.

You can choose from some amazing audio books like the one below by Dr Bob Rotella, ‘Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect’:

501 Excuses for a Bad Golf Shot By Justin Exner

A number 1 bestseller in the best golf books category we really enjoyed Exners book.  This is a very funny book and makes a perfect gift for any golfer. My favourite excuse, one I’ve used before was ‘I thought we were using the green over there’.

Golf is Not a Game Of Perfect By Dr. Bob Rotella

This very popular best golf book covers all aspects of the game, from mental preparation to competition. Rotella will certainly improve any golfers game with this book and it is definitely a recommended read.

Peter Alliss – My Life By Peter Alliss

The late Peter Alliss 1931 – 2020 lived a life full of golf. He was on of Britain’s leading professional golfers. He won three British PGA championships, and played in 8 Ryder Cup teams. This book is full of amazing stories from a life of golf and golf commentary. This is well worth a read and certainly one you won’t regret.

Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf By Ben Hogan

Many would argue that Hogan is the greatest golfer in the history of the game, this book, first published 60 years ago, reveals techniques which will help you to learn the game and improve your golf. With excellent illustrations, and clear explanations of the techniques required this is the best golf book for any golfer serious about understanding the fundamentals of the game.

Seve: The Autobiography By Seve Ballesteros

Possibly the most naturally gifted golfer of all time, Ballesteros was a genius on the golf course. Seve tells this story of his basic upbringing, all the way to when he lifted the Ryder Cup as Captain in 1997. Along the way there are some amazing insights and stories of his successes and challenges. Well worth a read one of the best golf books of all time.

We’re always interested to find out what you’re reading, what have we missed and which books should we include in our list. Comment below and let us know.

If you’re feeling confident after reading these books why not take some time to review our equipment reviews and the best putters, or the best mid-handicap irons. Alternatively maybe update your golf balls for 2023 and check out which balls were the best selling in 2023 here.

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