Harvey Penick: The Life and Wisdom of the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf

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The first-ever biography of the iconic and beloved golf coach who caddied for Francis Ouimet, played with Ben Hogan, competed against Bobby Jones, shaped Ben Crenshaw, and distilled his golf wisdom into the Little Red Book, granting simplicity to a vexing yet beloved sport

Millions of people were charmed by the homespun golf advice dispensed in Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book, a sports classic that went on to become the best-selling sports book of all time. Yet, beyond the Texas golf courses where Penick happily toiled for the better part of eight decades, few people knew the self-made golf pro who coaxed the best out of countless greats — Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, Betsy Rawls, Mickey Wright — all champions who considered Penick their coach and lifelong friend.  

In Harvey Penick, Kevin Robbins tells the story of this legendary steward of the game. From his first job as a caddie at age eight to his ascendance to head golf pro at the esteemed Austin Country Club to his playing days when he competed with Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen to his mentorship of some of golf’s finest players, Penick studied every nuance of the game. Along the way, he scribbled his observations and anecdotes, tips and tricks, and genuine love of the sport in his little red book, which ultimately became a gift to golfers everywhere.
 
Part elegy to golf’s greatest teacher, part inquiry into his simple, impactful teachings, part history of golf over the past century, Harvey Penick is an exquisitely written sports biography.

 

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Harvey Penick was a rare gentleman whose legacy deserves this book. Through extensive and caring research Kevin Robbins opens wide a window into the soul of someone whose story transcends the game. Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters Tournament champion

A beautiful account of the game s most influential teacher and mentor. Harvey Penick s life was a graceful journey through the game, a story of one man s humble trials and epiphanies and gently tutored wisdom that, down the fairway, resulted in the best-selling sports book of all time. This book deserves an honored spot right by Harvey s belovedLittle Red Book. James Dodson, author ofAmerican Triumvirate and Final Rounds

A warm, insightful portrait of an uncommonly wise and gentle soul. Mark Frost, best-selling author ofThe Greatest Game Ever Played, The Grand Slam, andThe Match

An exceptional account of an exceptional golfing life . . . This book is transporting. I have a whole new understanding of Penick, his writings, and how [those] under his tutelage became the people they became. What a life, captured here beautifully. Michael Bamberger, author ofMen in GreenandTo the Linksland

What a great story about a great man. Anyone who knew Harvey knew he was special. This book just confirms it. Kathy Whitworth, LPGA Hall of Fame golfer

Finally the book that explains how Harvey Penick s humble, humane life led to an incomparable treasure trove of golf wisdom and insight. Kevin Robbin s work is an important contribution to golf history. Bill Pennington, author of Billy Martin and On Par
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KEVIN ROBBINS is a senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism. He spent 22 years as a writer for daily newspapers, including the Austin American-Statesman, (Memphis) Commercial Appeal and St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  His work has appeared in Sports on Earth, the New York Times, espnW, and Texas Monthly, and has twice been listed in The Best American Sports Writing. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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