No golf book discussion would be complete without a quality instruction book. This year PLAY GOLF THE PEBBLE BEACH WAY by Laird Small is a book of instruction that has many practical instructional thoughts that will benefit golfers regardless of skill level.
Small is the director of the Pebble Beach Golf Academy and uses the iconoclastic golf site for his teaching examples. Pebble Beach, one of America’s top five golf courses, is also the site of the 2010 U.S. Open. The book is structured to allow golfers to go directly to an area where they may need help. Each chapter includes specific bullet points for golfers. A great deal of the book focuses on the mental aspect of the game, which is where the most golfers need to be assisted. There are dozens of great tips throughout, and there will be a chapter that may well be exactly what your game needs. Small subtitles the book “Lose Five Strokes Without Changing Your Swing.” PLAY GOLF THE PEBBLE BEACH WAY definitely can help you reach that goal.
Reviewed by Stuart Shiffman on May 4, 2010