Probably one of the best books I have read in a long time. And to be honest, I do not like to read much, but when I do it is usually golf-related.
Recommended from a Golf Professional friend in Ireland, The Inner Game of Golf: By W. Timothy Gallwey was phenomenal.
Inside Golf called it "The best sports psychology book ever written about golf."
What I really loved about this book, unlike so many other sports psychology books is it is not just for competitive or professional golfers. This book really hits home for all golfers, regardless of skill level.
Without giving it all away you can learn how to deal with tension on the golf course, build confidence in your game, have more focus while staying relaxed and so much more. There are so many aspects to playing better golf, in my opinion, The Inner Game of Golf is the most important investment you can put into your golf game even if you only play a few times a year.
All aspects of golf are covered in this book. Chapters cover, How To Break 90, Overcoming Self Doubt, and Short Game, just to name a few. This book has twelve chapters in total making it a perfect length without added fluff but giving you enough content that actually helps.
I am not sure of the year this book was written but had I known about it and read it when I played on the Hooters Tour it may have changed my career path and life. I put so much pressure on myself to shoot low scores and make a check I did not make one cut or make a single check-in the two years I played. This book would have definitely helped me stay focused without the added pressure I put on myself. It also would have built my confidence as it has done now.
The Inner Game of Golf has renewed my belief in my game and gives me aspirations of trying to play competitive golf again sometime down the road. I can not say that about any other golf book I have ever read. It is well worth your time to give this a read.
According to Amazon reviews, this book rated 4.5 out of 5 stars and is available in Kindle ($13.99), Hardcover ($39.75), and Paperback ($15.50). I went with the paperback version for the price. The Inner Game of Golf should be a best seller with other golf books such as Ben Hogans Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf but unfortunately, it has not gained the recognition it deserves, yet. Maybe we can change that.
I hope you get as much out of this and truly enjoy it as much as I did.