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Best Golf Books and DVDs

Best Golf Books and DVDs

Though we would rather be at the course, sadly it’s just not possible to be there 24/7. So when away from the course, it’s time to break open a good book or watch a DVD. About golf, of course. While there are hundreds of books and DVDs, we have selected a number that we enjoy in different categories – fiction/non-fiction, coffee table, classics and history, and instructional. Don’t forget, some books may be available on the Amazon Kindle.

Fiction/Non-fiction

Coffee Table Books

Classics/History

  • The Badminton Library : Golf. Difficult to find, this book was first published in 1890 and chronicles the early days of the game.
  • Bernard Darwin On Golf. A collection of classic essays from one of the best writers of the game. From the Golden Age of golf, a great addition to any golfer’s library.
  • Down the Fairway. Written by Bobby Jones following winning with the U.S. and British Open titles in the same year, combines history, biography, and instruction.
  • The Spirit of St. Andrews. Insight from Alister McKenzie, one of golf’s greatest architects, on course design, the swing, technology and equipment, putting tips, as well as stories of famous players including Hagen, Sarazen and Jones.
  • The Story of American Golf Volume One: 1888-1941. A now-illustrated classic, this book is the most comprehensive chronicle of golf from its introduction in America through World War II.

Fitness

Instructional (Books)

Instructional (DVD)