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Little Red Gem
on 9 October 2011
A very quint and interesting read with snippets of golfing techniques that Harvey has observed over the years to be true.
This is not a technical knowhow book, although there are some do's and do not's that are explained in the most simplistic manner possible. The ones of interested to me are the Ben Hogan foot position in the stance, how to carry your club, interesting as this has nothing to do with golfing techniques but more to do with creating an affinity with your clubs, something I have never really thought about. His various chapters that speak about golf pro's changing people's swings that do not match the person's ability and have one swing suits all philosophy.
The bulk of this book is full of anecdotes and short stories of his time in golf all worth reading and they really do take you back to a time when things seemed to be simpler. Harvey was well ahead of his time from the way he taught children to play golf, psychology and his unyielding love for the game of golf.
Definitely a recommend read, but don't expect too much with regards to the title as that really isn't the aim of this book, if you want to read about what golf used to be like and should still be like then gives this a perusal.