Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime of Golf
Narrated by: Jack Whitaker
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (469 ratings)

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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 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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It's great.

I'm a golf teacher. I read "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book" many times. I think it's a great book for every golfer. Especially, if you are a golf teacher, you need to read it for your golf.
Thanks a lot!

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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.

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good simple straightforward instruction

I struggle with my golf game. I believed this instructional book will help with that

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Awesome!!

The is the best golf book ever! Harvey was a fantastic man. He lived to teach golf and this is the culmination of his work.

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Great listen with great advice

The narrator is exactly as I picture Mr penick sounds. The instructions are clear and actionable. Highly recommended.

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Straight to the point. Very Helpful

I enjoy the simplicity of his message. it reminded me not to let my own mind complicate my swing.

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Greatest golf book ever!

What made the experience of listening to Harvey Penick's Little Red Book the most enjoyable?

Jack Whitaker is a great narrator, and the simplicity of Harvey's teaching is second to none!
I think this book is great for beginners or golfers of any skill level as there is something in there for everyone.

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A Classic How-To

The text is today as it ever was, the model of golf self-help manuals. Simple, charming and direct, it channels the evident grace of Harvey Pennick's confidence that you, his student, will unerringly master this most difficult of sports. Mr Whitaker's reading is completely convincing.

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Worthwhile

What did you love best about Harvey Penick's Little Red Book?

Simple. Easy to understand.

What did you learn from Harvey Penick's Little Red Book that you would use in your daily life?

Easy to translate the instruction into my game on the course.

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  • James Bermingham
  • 07-02-20

Nice Pictures

Great bite sized pieces of information to create mental pictures to help ones game of golf. Recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-02-18

quite average book. there are better ones.

I have read by now quite a lot of books about Golf and there are many books that are more interesting or useful than this. on the other hand I'm sure you can easily pick several advices for you

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  • Poss
  • 02-27-19

Average

I really wouldn't recommend paying for this audio book. Very old school and I personally didn't get a lot from listening to it.

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  • Benjamin Allen
  • 02-11-19

Essential for any golfer

How lucky we are that a person like Harvey Penick has existed. This book will give you a renewed appreciation for the game of golf.