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The Wisdom of Harvey Penick Paperback – 1 Jan 1997


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: n/a (1 Jan 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439163928
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439163924
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 310,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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WHETHER OR NOT you realize it, you are about to read one of the most important golf instruction books ever written, if not the most important. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Aug 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book provides the best of Penick's great anecdotes. He has so many golf related stories from his days of teaching, coaching, and assisting, and each one sheds a new perspective on this timeless game. His best contribution to golf writing is his ability to provide clear visuals in association with sound golfing principles. He doesn't leave the reading wondering how to implement an idea, but puts it in concrete terms by providing examples from his own life as well as the people he coached. Apart from the wonderful golf tips, this is just a plain good read, which borders on an autobiography. If you love the sport and you love life, you will truly enjoy this book.
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Great book! Contributes to your game and to your heart..
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Mr. Penick Encourages & Guides Without Being Technical 23 Aug 1998
By S. Whitlock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book provides the best of Penick's great anecdotes. He has so many golf related stories from his days of teaching, coaching, and assisting, and each one sheds a new perspective on this timeless game. His best contribution to golf writing is his ability to provide clear visuals in association with sound golfing principles. He doesn't leave the reading wondering how to implement an idea, but puts it in concrete terms by providing examples from his own life as well as the people he coached. Apart from the wonderful golf tips, this is just a plain good read, which borders on an autobiography. If you love the sport and you love life, you will truly enjoy this book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding 30 Jan 2000
By Robert A. Juneo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
For us average golfers the tips are worth 5 strokes a game. I now understand more about the mechanics of the game after reading Harvey's books, than from all the instruction tips in monthly golf magazines. An entertaining and helpful book for weekend golfers. A must read for young and new golfers. Great for both men and women.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Nice tips for golfer at all levels 4 Jan 2007
By Wantao A. Chu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Nice tips for golfer at all levels, don't have to read the entile books, each pages have different tips to help/advice the game of golf. Will be nice just flip open a page each day during golf seasons.
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I was wrong 2 Mar 2013
By Jon Robert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Everyone needs heroes and to worship personalities. I reject such nonsense. I don't consider fireman heroes anymore than a tow truck driver, or Tiger Woods, or Harvey Penick As a result I have avoided wasting my money on Harvey Penick books for years. I finally bought this and have changed my mind. I think the guy might have actually lived up to his reputation. The book is quite awesome. I found on Wiki that this book contains all the others so it was the best choice so I bought it.

A very similar and worthy read is Kathy Whitworth's Little Book of Golf Wisdom: A Lifetime of Lessons from Golf's Winningest Pro
Valuable information for every golfer and those who love them 12 Mar 2009
By C. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a solid five-star book, even if you have the three previous books that this book draws from. Each tip is presented in the short, clear, down-home style Mr. Penick was justly famous for. Even if you don't golf, the stories are very interesting and the book is enjoyable at whatever page happens to fall open. This is the sixth copy I've gifted to golfers and no matter how many other "how-to" golfing books are on their shelves, it quickly becomes the favorite.

That said, I was sorry the "new" condition book Amazon shipped was clearly not. In fact, I'd ordered another Penick book the same day from a used seller and at first thought this one was the used copy! The dust jacket was worn and had been crushed into wrinkles and there was dirt on one side of the pages. Too shabby for gifting, as it was intended, which is a real shame. I picked up another copy locally, but I certainly expected better from Amazon and won't be using them for gift-quality products again.
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