Best golf books and films to consume on lockdown
All those things you said you’d do if you had more time. Let us guess, you’re not doing them, right? You’ve got lockdown lethargy. We’ll also assume the television is in overdrive and you’re leafing through books like a PHD student.
Well, in this time of golfing prohibition, you can get but a smidgen of your fix from golf books and films. But beware.
Like most things in our sport, literature and film output has been hit (as in a flushed 3-iron) and miss (as in shanked driver).
To ensure you navigate this stinking cesspit of content, we’ve drawn up a list of the best books and films to keep you entertained and informed while in lockdown.
Golf in the Kingdom by Michael Murphy
Fairways and Greens and the Dogged Victims of Inexorable fate by Dan Jenkins
Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book
Golf is my Game by Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones Stroke of Genius by David Sobel
Grounds for Golf by Geoff Shackleford
The Spirit of St Andrews by Alister MacKenzie
The Amateurs by John Niven
On Learning Golf by Percy Boomer
Afternoons with Mr Hogan by Jody Vasquez
Phantom of the Open by Simon Farnaby (audiobook especially good)
The Legend of Bagger Vance
The Greatest Game ever played
The Short Game
Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk