Harvey Penick's Little Red Book - Harvey Penick

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

By Harvey Penick

  • Release Date: 2011-11-22
  • Genre: Golf
Score: 4
From 374 Ratings


The twentieth anniversary edition of this classic work—the bestselling golf instruction book of all time and hailed as “the golfer's equivalent of The Elements of Style” (The New York Times)—includes a new introduction by a prominent golfer, twenty new illustrations, and never-before-published materials from the Penick family archives.

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.”


  • Tips

    By Paul 2012
    Good book on how the old swings of the top players back then developed, talks a lot about the left heal being lifted in the backswing, and small tips and tricks throughout the book that he found common amount the greats
  • Lessons From a Life of Golf

    By CMM Oxford
    A nice introduction to golf!
  • Great book, very helpful

    By To do app
    What a wonderful book about the fascinating yet frustrating game of golf. Mr Penick was a master at teaching the game that he devoted his entire life to. Makes a person wish he could have met him in person and take a few lessons of course.
  • Masterpiece of golf history and understanding!!

    By PeanutzGallery
    The easiest, most enjoyable reading about golf technique and history I've ever experienced. Harvey has a wealth of knowledge and an incredible way of explaining in simple easy to understand dialogue. I suggest this for anyone that likes golf, even if it's just a little.