Holiday Golf Book Gift Guide

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War by the Shore: The Incomparable Drama of the 1991 Ryder Cup $28, amazon.com The story of the '91 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island, one of the most tense, heated and emotional contests in the history of the game.
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Bobby's Open: Mr. Jones and the Golf Shot that Defined a Legend $24.95, amazon.com Having already won a U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur, Bobby Jones pulled off a miracle recovery shot to win the 1926 Open Championship and cement his reputation in golf history.
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The Longest Shot: Jack Fleck, Ben Hogan, and Pro Golf's Greatest Upset at the 1955 U.S. Open $17.15, amazon.com All these years later, we still marvel at the improbability of a municipal pro from Iowa catching the mighty Hogan on the final hole of regulation and then prevailing in a playoff. The Fleck saga would be golfing fantasy if it weren't, in fact, so terrifically real; Neil Sagebiel's scrupulously reported book chronicles it with verve.
4 of 13 Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated
Penick's Little Red Book is the best-selling golf book of all time.
5 of 13 Courtesy of Avalon Communications
18 Greatest Golf Collection $199, 18greatestgolf.com Luxury, large format golf books that feature photography of the most beautiful courses in Scotland and Ireland along with in-depth text and interviews with the greats of the game.
6 of 13 Chad Matthew Carlson
Golf Magazine's Big Book of Basics $20.89, amazon.com An illustrated soup-to-nuts refresher on the fundamentals from Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers. Includes clear and simply presented lessons, checkpoints and drills.
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The Golden Age of Pinehurst: The Story of the Rebirth of No. 2 $39.95, amazon.com Author Lee Pace chronicles the restoration of Pinehurst No. 2, long regarded as one of the finest courses in America, back to its original charm and appeal.
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King of Clubs: The Great Golf Marathon of 1938 $24.95, amazon.com The story of J. Smith Ferebee and Fred Tuerk's winner-take-all, cross-country marathon golf challenge that took place during 1938.
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Golf's Greatest Rivalry E-Book $1.99-2.99, available for download via iTunes, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble The writers and editors of the Sports Illustrated Golf Group select the five most memorable Ryder Cups since Europe joined the fray in 1979. Includes an introduction from Michael Bamberger, explaining why the Cup is the most compelling rivalry in the game.
10 of 13 Courtesy of Gotham Publishing
Dave Pelz's Putting Games $30, Buy it Now Dave Pelz's first book dedicated solely to improving your putting in the convenience of your own home. You'll learn how to play more than 20 fun and competitive games to improve your feel, speed and technique. Visit Dave Pelz's section on golf.com for more of his tips.
11 of 13 Courtesy of Sterling Epicure
World Atlas of Beer $30, amazon.com Ok, this isn't a golf book, but we couldn't resist. Take a beer lovers' trip around the world with this comprehensive book that covers more than 35 countries and hundreds of craft breweries. Written by two of the world's leading authorities on the subject, it features a detailed overview of more than 500 beers.
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Unconscious Scoring: Dave Stockton's Guide to Saving Shots Around the Green $27.50, amazon.com A follow-up to his Unconscious Putting, in this book Stockton completes his short-game instruction by teaching readers how to achieve lower scores by making the most of shots around the green.
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Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World $29.99, amazon.com Author Evan Thomas chronicles Dwight Eisenhower's presidency, and along the way reveals rich new details about Ike's love of golf.