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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (688 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harvey Penick Narrator: Jack Whitaker Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 1993 ISBN: 9780743548038
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The most beloved golf book of all time, Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book has become required reading for all players and fans of the game, from beginners to seasoned pros.

The legendary Harvey Penick, whom Sports Illustrated called the “Socrates of the golf world,” began his golfing career as a caddie in Austin, Texas, at the age of eight, and over the course of nearly a century worked with an amazing array of champions. In this classic book, which is named for the red notebook he always kept, Penick’s simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away the hypertechnical jargon that’s grown up around the golf swing, and lets all golfers, whatever their level, play their best.

This twentieth-anniversary edition features a treasure trove of rare images from the Penick family archives, commemorates Penick’s lasting achievement with a moving new foreword by 2012 Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III—whose father learned the game under Penick’s tutelage—and reminds golfers everywhere to “take dead aim.” Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 2/15/2014

    " Like a grandfather telling you about golf's old times and his experiences.. pretty cool but gets a little irrelevant.. perhaps I'm just young and new to the game "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monte Lamb | 2/12/2014

    " Sage advice from a great teacher of golf. Easily readable, direct, and to the point on many facets of the game. Excellent bed-time book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 2/6/2014

    " Ive read this book 4 or 5 times and it is one the for the player who loves the game you could go from the last page to the first and start over as soon as you finish and not feel like you are wasting your time... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sa'id Cortijo | 2/3/2014

    " really good book. it is not the typical how to golf book. it is about how to play golf mentally, which in my opinion is the most important aspect of playing golf. yes the basic fundamentals are important, but having the mental aspect of golf is key. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Margraves | 1/28/2014

    " This book was released while I was in high school in the 90's. I was a golfer and it consumed my life most of the time. This book was like my bible. I read this book to improve my game by taking notes from it and writing them on my hats, bags, scorecards and anything else I could imagine. The lessons in this book were not only applied o golf but to life as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patsy | 1/25/2014

    " This is a great golf tip book for the beginning golfer on up. It is written with humor and grace. It is the kind of book you want to take with you to the next golf course. Harvey Penick was a great golf teacher to many pros etc and his interesting format of writing keeps you interested and you want to earmark chapters for future reference. Thoroughly enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Gray | 1/22/2014

    " This book is the most helpful book to my golf career. It taught me drills and lessons, and most importantly the way you can mentally defeat the game. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 1/21/2014

    " Quite possibly the best golf book I have ever read :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/20/2014

    " A must read for every golfer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yeva | 1/16/2014

    " I've read this book several times and enjoyed it anew each time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 11/17/2013

    " A couple good tips, but haven't been able to employ them yet to verify if they are effective. Brief and interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Burt | 11/16/2013

    " Some great golf tips from a super teacher. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Osborneinri | 11/12/2013

    " I wish I had an excellent golf game to back up his excellent teachings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sofia | 11/1/2013

    " Great golf tidbits "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dick | 10/30/2013

    " Great golf tips in this book - presented in a way that the average golfer can use them. If I return to golf again with any regularity, I will review this book along with his second book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia Franz | 10/13/2013

    " A common sense way to play the game, and a few good lessons on the mind game as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 9/25/2013

    " Unfortunately, Harvey is not a relative. My rating is subject to change based on what happens with my golf swing next time out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Perry | 5/13/2013

    " A must-read for anyone interested in golf. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barb | 11/27/2012

    " Just trying to get a few pointers about the game of golf. There weren't too many. I guess I will have to get actual lessons if I want to improve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kieran | 11/18/2012

    " Amazing!!!! best teaching book of any sport "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 10/5/2012

    " A must read for any golfer "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 9/25/2012

    " Best golf instruction book ever "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Rogerson | 9/17/2012

    " Great book. Lucky to have his findings. Read and read again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruzzel | 7/9/2012

    " Such a great golf tip book for the beginning golfer on up.rage driver "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 6/10/2012

    " Timeless. Good golf stories and a few pointers. Very easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 2/21/2012

    " This is a must-read for any golfer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nedrocks | 1/7/2012

    " Great book on some simple tricks to improve your swing. I started taking private lessons recently, and what Harvey Pennick discusses in his book is becoming more applicable every week. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett | 12/11/2011

    " Harvey is a fabulous author for teaching golf. After reading this book and his Little Green Golf Book, I not only improved my game but I also enjoyed my time on the course so much more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pablo | 11/5/2011

    " Everything you need to know about the golf swing. But, if you're a golfer, you already know that we are idiotic enough to read everything else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 10/3/2011

    " This book is really great but written for right handed golfers, and I'm a lefty... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Crane | 7/3/2011

    " more about life than golf "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 4/30/2011

    " Not the traditional golf instruction book. It's full of anecdotes, many of which are applicable to life in general. It also gives some history of the game. Penick is a great example for people to look up to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Osborneinri | 4/6/2011

    " I wish I had an excellent golf game to back up his excellent teachings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 3/22/2011

    " Quite possibly the best golf book I have ever read :-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barb | 2/4/2011

    " Just trying to get a few pointers about the game of golf. There weren't too many. I guess I will have to get actual lessons if I want to improve. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monte | 12/6/2010

    " Sage advice from a great teacher of golf. Easily readable, direct, and to the point on many facets of the game. Excellent bed-time book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 11/10/2010

    " A common sense way to play the game, and a few good lessons on the mind game as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Willie | 7/12/2010

    " Timeless info on the game of golf. Classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 5/22/2010

    " Some great golf tips from a super teacher. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 4/19/2010

    " Timeless. Good golf stories and a few pointers. Very easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 2/16/2010

    " This is a must-read for any golfer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 11/10/2009

    " Ive read this book 4 or 5 times and it is one the for the player who loves the game you could go from the last page to the first and start over as soon as you finish and not feel like you are wasting your time... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dick | 10/8/2009

    " Great golf tips in this book - presented in a way that the average golfer can use them. If I return to golf again with any regularity, I will review this book along with his second book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 10/4/2009

    " A must read for every golfer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antonio | 8/18/2009

    " I strongly recommend this book for anyone who plays golf. As you probably know, one of the biggest issues in the game is information overload. To simplify the swing and mental approach will do wonders for anyone's game...great read. "

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About the Author

Harvey Penick (19041995) was a renowned golf pro who began his career at the Austin Country Club as a caddie. Though he coached golf at the University of Texas for thirty years and worked with the likes of Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, and Betsy Rawls, he never left the country club, where he continued to teach until his death.