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Publisher's Summary

Harvey Penick's life in golf began when he was eight years old, caddying at the Austin, Texas, Country Club. Eight decades later, he is still there, dispensing wisdom to pros and beginners alike. His stature in the golf world is reflected in the wide array of champions that he has worked with, including those featured in this audio program. And it is not for nothing that the Teacher of the Year Award given by the Golf Teachers Association is called the Harvey Penick Award. After sixty years of keeping notes on the things he's seen and learned and on the golfing greats he's taught, Penick lets the secrets in his Little Red Book be heard by the golf world in this classic work. His simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away all the hypertechnical jargon that's grown up around the game, and lets all golfers play their best - whatever their level.
©1993 Harvey Penick, Bud Shrake, and Helen Penick, All Rights Reserved (P)1993 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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A classic that lived up to the hype!

Great little book! There are fascinating stories about former golf pros to keep your interest between simple tips to help a golfer’s game. The author uses golf as a metaphor for life, which is great too!

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Golf instruction you can listen to

Everyday golf advice you will actually remember on the course. Not crazy technical and enjoyable to listen to.

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  • Wyatt Bingham
  • 2004-01-18

A golf essential

I couldn't believe there was no review for this so I had to offer my 2 cents. While the avid reader & student of golf will probably find nothing new, it's still an essential part of your golf library. I own dozens of golf books but find myself returning to this gem time after time. Broken down into pithy little chapters, the uncomplicated wisdom of this man shines through like a break in the clouds as you approach the first tee. It's not clever or sophisticated, and all the better for it. As my game grows, so does my love for this book: I find more and more depth of meaning in the words.

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  • BLT
  • 2022-01-20

Incomplete book

This book is incomplete. Purchased Audible and Kindle version. They do not match. The chapters of this are in a completely different order, missing full paragraphs from chapters and missing full chapters. I’m not sure if it’s abridged, revised or a technical issue but it’s wrong. Called customer service multiple times with the only option being to return/refund. Save yourself the headache and read this one instead of listening. Great book, bad review for the audio version.

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  • Kevin Russell
  • 2021-04-25

Enjoyment at it’s best if you are a golfer

If you are a golfer and you are a student of the game you will absolutely enjoy this book. I have it in hardcover and the Narrative by Jack Whitaker is wonderful.

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  • Andrew B.
  • 2021-11-24

Listen listen listen

I listened to this book be read so many times and learn something new every time. Perfect for any skill level.

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  • alex williams
  • 2021-09-23

Timeless Masterpiece

This short book is no doubt a timeless masterpiece not only on golf but on the life a great man. Anyone, pro or beginner can surely relate and benefit from hearing it.

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  • R. Brown
  • 2021-06-12

Learning Golf from the BEST!!!

If you are serious about learning golf, learn from the BEST... Harvey Penick and his "Little Red Book."

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  • Sobe
  • 2021-03-11

good stories great man

good learning tools some good technique tools for older golfers and a few for younger

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-02-20

Harvey freeking P man

Nailed it from beginning to end, classic listen from a legend. Can't go wrong if you love golf

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  • jerryq1000
  • 2020-08-20

FORE!

This was recommended to me by a good friend and fellow golfer. Simply told, and easily understood.

Some concepts are very familiar, some are new...many are just different ways to think about how to play this addictive, frustrating game!

Insights into some of the better players and their mindsets. Reinforces just how good the pros are.

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  • Pablo
  • 2019-12-21

Must read for every golfer

2nd time I read it and love it. The concepts in this book are very simple and well explained. A must read.