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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and helpful
Maybe it's a coincidence, but I lost 10 strokes off my game during the week I read this book and put it into my practice routine. If you will actually practice the drills in this book your game will improve. If nothing else, it's entertaining reading!
Published on 9 Aug 1999

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3.0 out of 5 stars Some good some bad.
I had heard good things about this book on the forum so I ordered it and eagerly awaited it's arrival. It duly turned up and I have now read it all twice. I have to say it for me was a book of two halves, with some of it good and some of it poor.On the instruction side of things there are a few genuine pearls to take onto the course but I didn't think any subject was...
Published on 14 Feb 2010 by Wayne Mattison


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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and helpful, 9 Aug 1999
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Maybe it's a coincidence, but I lost 10 strokes off my game during the week I read this book and put it into my practice routine. If you will actually practice the drills in this book your game will improve. If nothing else, it's entertaining reading!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping it simple, 11 May 2003
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Harvey Penick obviously had many great gifts; simplicity was certainly one. He conveys his wisdom in a unique and easily understandable manner with a series of anecdotal jottings from his famous little red book which almost transports the reader to the course with Harvey at his/her side. Ther are no lavish step-by-step diagrams to try and copy; what Harvey serves up is a number of pointers for you to consider, discard or take as gospel at your own whim. A fascinating and refreshing read.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HARVEY WAS PROBABLY THE GREATEST GOLF TEACHER BORN, 2 Feb 2001
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THE MOST ABSORBING GOLF BOOK I'VE EVER READ. HIS SIMPLE EASY TO FOLLOW GOLF TEACHINGS WILL HELP EVEN THE NEWEST OR OLDEST GOLFER. BUT THIS BOOK IS NOT JUST ABOUT LEARNING THE GAME OF GOLF IT'S UNDERSTANDING WHAT GOLF IS ALL ABOUT. GREAT PRO'S LIKE CRENSHAW AND KITE GOLFING MASTERS WENT THROUGH THE HARVEY PENICK SCHOOLING, DRIVING,PUTTING ,CHIPPING,WERE ALL PART OF LEARNING GOLF, BUT ALSO THE SHEER JOY OF BEING ABLE TO JUST PLAY GOLF. MEETING AND COMPETING AGAINST FELLOW GOLFERS,TO BE HUMBLE IN WINNING OR LOSING ALL PART OF THE HARVEY PENICK TEACHING. A GREAT BOOK A GREAT TEACHER A GREAT MAN.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book, 20 Aug 2010
Very good book, It's not a golf's Bilble exactly buy it is very readable and enjoying.
I recommend it for golf begginers and amateurs.
I don't agree with many things of this book, but it's normal, is an old golf's style.
Cheers
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book has really helped!, 11 July 2010
This book is full of brilliant tips for your golf swing and has helped make a difference for me already, as I have just had my handicap cut!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book has been magic to my game., 7 Oct 1998
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The day I received The Little Red Book the magic began. I never thought that I could still improve my game at the age of 53. But from a weekly average score of 92 for a long time and suddenly drops to a 76 (3 rounds already)then it must be magic. The book is so easy to read and the "tips" are so easy to understand and follow. Anybody who has the time to practice the "tips" of Mr. Penick will surely improve his game tremendously.Now I understand why Mr. Penick is considered one of the greatest (if not the greatest) golf teachers who ever lived. To me the "Little Red Book" is magic.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good some bad., 14 Feb 2010
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I had heard good things about this book on the forum so I ordered it and eagerly awaited it's arrival. It duly turned up and I have now read it all twice. I have to say it for me was a book of two halves, with some of it good and some of it poor.On the instruction side of things there are a few genuine pearls to take onto the course but I didn't think any subject was covered in much detail, most being half to one page long.It's simple approach gets the message across instantly and when reading it you tend to think 'ah that's where I've been going wrong, I'll try that next time out'. Other subjects are dealt with in so little detail as to be next to useless. I am sure Mr Penick is a wonderfull teacher of the game but for me the book doesn't live up to a lesson from the man himself.One example being when a student asked him to teach him how to get out of a bunker. Mr Penicks reply being "I can but first I have to teach you how to avoid them in the first place" end of lesson.No s**t Sherlock springs to mind.
I am sure most people will find some little nugget and a light will come on and it will improve their game.I have a couple to try next time out.
All said though for me it isn't a great book but it is worth a read and if you get a little gem out of it then it's worth the money, 6 out of 10 from me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful adventure for anyone involved with golf., 3 Jun 1997
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This book is a wondeful adventure for anyone involved with golf. There is a rare personal quality to the stories that warms one's heart. Harvey's anecdotes are simply a joy to read. This book is wondeful for all levels of ability: from beginner to seasoned pro. Harvey gives sound advice that can shave strokes from your game immediately (I broke into the seventies within months of reading it). One of the classics of golf literature.
Bryan McDonald, Apple Computer, 7 handicap.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful a must read!, 6 Mar 1998
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I was told this was a phenomenal book, but had always approached golf instructional books with the attitude "I need to see a picture of the perfect swing" before I would consider it. After listening to Harvey Penicks The Little Red Book, I now understand, his words are worth a thousand pictures. I have listened to the audio several times and each time I picked up something new. Quite possibly it's the best book I've ever heard. Matthew Sedlacek
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is the golfer's Gospel., 27 Aug 1996
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If only all How-To books could be as fun and informative to read as this classic. Filled with superb tips often illustrated by short stories about great and not-so-great players, I found that this book not only helped me drop five strokes off my game immediately, it did so in a format that's a lot of fun -- I couldn't put this book down. Now, if I could only find the time to put his tips into practice.
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