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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (689 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: May 1996 ISBN: 9780743547536
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The final work from the legendary teacher.

His gentle demeanor and timeless wisdom made Harvey Penick America's best-loved teacher of the game of golf. At the time of his death in April 1995, Harvey was well along in the work on this, his fourth book of golf instruction. Like his classic Little Red Book, The Game For a Lifetime is filled not so much with swing tips and stance aids, but with a timeless philosophy that seeks to improve your play by improving how you feel about your game.

Harvey tells us about the different methods he used to help his pupils find twenty more yards off the tee; about the sweet-swinging students whose swings he could remember and recognize without having seen them for thirty-odd years; and he advises the seasoned golfer -- whose seasoning is measured not in years, but in experience on the links and at the practice tee.

Harvey always said that he knew that his teachings have stood the test of time. His was truly a lifetime spent pursuing the best the game has to offer us: physically, emotionally, spiritually. The Game For a Lifetime is a fitting testament from this remarkable man. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The venerable sage of golf instruction has again mined his ninety years for telling anecdotes and nuggets of wit, truth, and wisdom about his beloved game.” 

    Chicago Tribune

  • “His palpably genuine love of the game can’t help but strike a chord with anyone who has ever felt, however fleetingly, the exhilaration that comes with hitting a golf ball as it was meant to be hit.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Perry | 2/17/2014

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

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

    " A must read for any golfer "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erroll Treslan | 1/23/2014

    " Penick - what an awesome guy. I wish I could have taken a lesson from him or, better yet, sat down and had a visit with him before he passed away. This book contains several instructional jewels and my left thumb will never lie straight down on the shaft again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/22/2014

    " A must read for every golfer. "

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

    " 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... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patsy | 1/13/2014

    " 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Crane | 1/11/2014

    " more about life than golf "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 12/30/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 12/12/2013

    " Best golf instruction book ever "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barb | 12/11/2013

    " 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 Brett | 12/3/2013

    " 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 Matt | 12/2/2013

    " The best advice on grooving a solid swing I've read so far. Smart and understated. And none of your "be zen-like on the golf course" bullshit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pablo | 11/17/2013

    " 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 Osborneinri | 10/23/2013

    " 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 Kieran | 9/25/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 9/4/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Willie | 8/19/2013

    " Timeless info on the game of golf. Classic. Read again August 2011. Could easily read once a year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nedrocks | 6/17/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sa'id Cortijo | 6/19/2012

    " 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. "

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

    " 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 Ron | 12/28/2011

    " 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 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jrobertus | 10/2/2011

    " a gentle and useful book on golf by a former austinite pennick. he taught many pro players. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 9/21/2011

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 6/27/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 5/11/2011

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruzzel | 12/29/2010

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia Franz | 4/23/2010

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Burt | 4/19/2010

    " Some great golf tips from a super teacher. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Gray | 10/6/2009

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monte Lamb | 7/22/2009

    " 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 Ashley | 3/23/2009

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 7/15/2008

    " A continuation of the Little Red Book. Another book to re-read often. "

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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.