Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals

Books, Tapes, CDs and DVDS to read

Recently our members were asked to submit books they read in order to be the best they can be. Many books on many subjects and some CDs and DVDs as well. In no particular order they are listed below. I’m pressed for time now so I’m going to list titles and let you find them. Hopefully at a later date I will return and try to add some links to help you find them. 

Let’s begin with some categories where we think we need to read:

  • Golf Swing
  • Short Game
  • Putting
  • Physical Fitness
  • Mental Game
  • Tactic & Strategie
  • How to Practice
  • Club Fitting
  • Club Building
  • Science & Research
  • Business
  • Personal Growth
  • Sales
  • Marketing

The First Group is about learning how people learn so that we can become better teachers

  • Perception, Cognition, and Decision Training by Joan N. Vickers
  • Modernizing Approaches to Learning by Michael Hebron
  • Practice to Learn, Play too Win By Mark Guadagnoli
  • Play Golf to Learn Golf by Michael Hebron
  • Perfect Practice by Doug Lemov
  • Easier Said than Done by Dr. Rick Jensen
  • Rethinking Golf by Chuck Hogan
  • High Performance Golf by Henry Brunton
  • The Game before the Game by Lynn Marriott & Pia Nilsson
  • Real Golf by Joe Bosco
  • 30-Second Golf Swing by T.J.Tomasi
  • The Practicing Mind by Thomas M. Sterner
  • The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle
  • Learn to Win by Dr. Morris Pickens
  • Authentic Practice by Luke Brosterhous
  • Drive to the Top by Dr Rick Jensen
  • You Haven´t Taught until They Have Learned by Sven Nater
  • 5 Steps to Expert by Paul Schempp

 The Second Group is about the mechanics of the golf swing 

  • Practical Golf by John Jacobs
  • The L.A.W.´s of Golf by Suttie, Tomasi, Adams,
  • The Best Driving Instruction Book Ever by Golf Magazine
  • How to become a Complete Golfer by Toski & Flick
  • The Model Golf Swing by Ralph Mann
  • How to Play your Best Golf all the Time by Tommy Armour
  • Perfectly Balanced Golf by Chuck Cook
  • Solid Contact by Jim Hardy
  • Essentials of the Swing by Hank Haney
  • The Natural Golf Swing by George Knudson

The next group is about learning how to start up and operate a small business

  • How to start a small business for Dummies
  • Small Business for Dummies
  • Guerilla Marketing
  • Small Business Bible
  • E-Myth
  • The Wall Street Journal – Complete Small Business Guide
  • Ultimate Small Business Marketing Guide
  • Duct Tape Marketing
  • The Unofficial Guilde to Starting a Small Business

The next group is about personal growth and development, self help, self improvement books, tapes and CD/DVDs to learn how to deal with people 

  • Dale Carnegie – How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • Zig Ziglar – See You at the Top
  • Zig Ziglar – Selling
  • Earl Nightingale – The Strangest Secret
  • Earl Nightingale – Lead the Field
  • Brian Tracy – The Miracle of Self Discipline
  • Napoleon Hill – The Science of Personal Achievement
  • Deni Waitley – The Psychology of Winning
  • Zig Ziglar – Goals
  • Jim Rohn – The Art of Exceptional Living

 Last but not least we have books specific to Club Building, Club Fitting the specifics of what we do 

  • The Search for the Perfect Golf Club – Wishon
  • Golf Club Design, Fitting, Alteration and Repair – Maltby
  • Flat Rate Manual – Honke
  • Common Sense Clubfitting – Wishon
  • Total Clubfitting in the 21st Century – Summitt
  • Golf Club Fitting & Performance – Maltby
  • The Physics of Golf – Jorgensen
  • The Complete Golf Club Fitting Plan – Maltby
  • The Eight Step Swing – Mclean
  • The Slot Swing – Mclean
  • Five Lessons The Modern Fundamentals of Golf – Hogan
  • Understanding the Golf Swing – Torre
  • The Laws of Golf – Adams, Tomasi, Suttie
  • The Plane Truth Master Class – Hardy
  • Search for the Perfect Swing – Cochran & Stobbs
  • The Putting Prescription – Farnsworth
  • The Putting Bible – Pelz
  • The Modern Guide to Clubmaking – Summitt
  • Essentials of the Swing – Haney
  • Secrets of Golf Instruction & Flexibility – Fredericks
  • The Art of Putting – Utley
  • The Golfing Machine – Homer
  • Golf is Not a Game of Perfect – Rotella
  • Putting Out of Your Mind – Rotella
  • The Golfer’s Mind – Rottela & Cullen
  • Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game – Parent
  • Club position relative to the golfer’s swing plane meaningfully affects swing dynamics – MacKenzie
  • Understanding the mechanisms of shaft deflection in the golf swing – MacKenzie
  • Understanding the role of shaft stiffness in the golf swing – MacKenzie
  • Examining the Delayed Release in the Golf Swing Using Computer Simulation – MacKenzie
  • Three Dimensional Dynamics of the Golf Swing: A forward dynamics approach with a focus on optimizing shaft stiffness – MacKenzie
  • Modern Guide to Shaft Fitting – Summitt
  • An Accelerometer Based Instrumentation of the Golf Club : Measurement and Signal Analysis – Grober
  • An Accelerometer Based Instrumentation of the Golf Club: Comparative Analysis of Golf Swings – Grober
  • The Role of the Shaft in the Golf Swing – Milne & Davis
  • How to Set Up & Operate a Club Repair Shop – Mitchell
  • The Fit is IT – Wright
  • Cracker Jack Clubfitter – Nix
  • The Custom Clubfitter & Custom Clubmaker Business Primer – Nix
  • The Fundamentals of Hogan – Leadbetter
  • Faults & Fixes – Leadbetter
  • Unconscious Putting – Stockton
  • The Art and Science of Putting – DeGunther
  • The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever! – Golf Magazine
  • Complete Book of Golf Instruction – Golf Magazine


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