If you’re looking to up your golf game, maybe it’s time to hit the books and learn from some professionals. There are a lot of books out there that will help you stay positive while teaching you lessons that could change your golf game. Here are eight of the best golf books that every golfer needs to read.

The 8 Best Golf Books All Golfers Must-Read

1.      Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

Ben Hogan

The lessons in this book outline the building blocks of winning golf—better yet, it is fully illustrated with drawings and diagrams to improve your game as you read. Hogan gives you the instruction, but it is up to you to give it the constant practice.

2.      The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf

Mark Frost

This true story is so endearing and motivational it almost seems fictionalized. In 1913, blue-collar child Francis Ouimet learned to play the game at The Country Club in Brookline as a caddy. From there he entered the U.S. Open and won the title. Against all odds, his perseverance stood the test—you won’t want to miss this story.

3.      Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

Dr. Bob Rotella with Bob Cullen

The mental game of golf is one of the most challenging parts of the sport. This conversational and practical book delves into the mentality of becoming the best golfer you can be. Improve your confidence and improve your golf game with this captivating read.

4.      Final Rounds: A Father, A Son, The Golf Journey of a Lifetime

James Dodson

Golf can bring you closer to those you golf with. Author James Dodson and his elder father, Brax, set out on a golf trip to Scotland and England after the elder Dodson’s cancer came back. What follows is the tremendous tale of how golf is just like life.

5.      Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings From a Lifetime in Golf

Harvey Penick with Bud Shrake

This instructional golf book is insanely influential and contains all of the wisdom of long-time caddy Harvey Penick. He has a knack for making golf sound simple to both first-timers and to major winners. He would constantly write down little notes in his notebook, and those pearly phrases have made this one of the best-selling golf books of all time.

6.      Fearless Golf: Conquering the Mental Game

Dr. Gio Valiante

An abundance of fear comes along with playing golf, and it has destroyed numerous swings and psyches. Realistically, there is no way to completely conquer negative thoughts as you approach your shot, but this book helps you put some of those debilitating fears to bed.

7.      A Life Well Played: My Stories

Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer’s parting gift to the world, this book is a trove of entertaining stories that are full of timeless wisdom. One of the most important professional golfers in history, A Life Well Played dives into the details of Palmer’s life and the lessons we can learn from those details.

8.      The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods

Hank Haney

Probably one of the most talked about golf books, The Big Miss delves into the experiences Tiger Woods’ coach Hank Haney has gone through over the years. He explains and assesses the mechanics behind how and why Tiger was the way he was—an interesting read to say the least.