Best Golf Books for Dads from a Scratch Golfer
To coincide with the holy grail of the Master’s Tournament, my husband suggested these books for the golf nut in your life. Could make a nice Father’s Day gift for later as well. He qualifies. He thinks it’s a crime against humanity if he’s not playing golf on a decent day; he plays to a zero handicap, and he has amassed a huge collection of golf books and claims to have read every single one. These are his favorites.
If you become a golf widow every spring as I do, your only recourse is to take up the game of golf. And be sure to send your kids out to the course with your golf nut. The kids love it. They get to drive the cart, eat a hotdog outside, hit balls, play with the reseeding mixture, play with golf tees, and hang with their golf nut who would otherwise be absentee. They learn great etiquette on the course and improve their eye/hand coordination as a bonus gift.
The Art of Putting and The Art of the Short Game, both by Stan Utley
Instructional books. These two books are the secret to getting your golf score lower.
Playing Through: A Year of Life and Links Along the Scottish Coast by Curtis Gillespie
This is my husband’s fantasy scenario for empty nesting. A year to play golf, or even a summer, at St. Andrews. Other Scottish golf courses would be a bonus!
The Seventh at St. Andrews: How Scotsman David McLay Kidd and His Ragtag Band Built the First New Course onGolf’s Holy Soil in Nearly a Century by Scott Gummer
For golf dads who like history, especially the history of the game of golf. This is where it all started!
The Edict: A Novel From the Beginnings of Golf by Bob Cupp
Historical fiction for golf aficionados. This is a gem!
Scratch by Troon McAllister
All golf dads will enjoy this humorous read about golf hustling, golf equipment, and a disgraced PGA golf caddie.
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