Jerry's Golf Gems is pleased to announce its list of the Top 10 Golf Instruction Books of all time. This list includes books pertaining to the full swing, the short game, putting, and the mental game. Each book on this list has had a dramatic influence on the golf games of millions of golfers throughout the world.
1 Ben Hogan Five Lessons the Modern Fundamentals of Golf Five Lessons, the Modern Fundamentals of Golf (Amazon link)

Ben Hogan, the greatest golfer of our generation, believes that any golfer with average coordination can learn to break 80 if he applies himself intelligently. In this book he tells you, step-by-step, just how to go about it. In each chapter, each tested "fundamental" is explained and demonstrated with amazing detail and clarity. It's as though the master himself were right there at your elbow, giving you a personal lesson with the same thought and care that has gone into his lifetime of golf.
2 1 Step to Better Golf 1 Step to Better Golf (Amazon link)

Improving your golf swing is usually thought of as a complex task. Most golfers feel they need to make multiple changes, such as to their grip, tempo, or swing length, if they are to get better. Now, in 1 Step to Better Golf, you will learn that it takes only ONE change. The author Thomas Smith explains how the golf swing works and how to build a swing you can trust. Whether you want to improve your driving off the tee or iron shots to the green, the information in this book is all you will ever need to know. If you want to build a swing that works, this is a must read.
3 Harvey Penick's Little Red Book Harvey Penick's Little Red Book (Amazon link)

Harvey Penick's life in golf began when he started caddying at the Austin, (Texas), Country Club at age eight. Eighty-one years later he is still there, still dispensing wisdom to pros and beginners alike. His stature in the golf world is reflected in the remarkable array of champions he's worked with, both men and women, including U.S. Open champion and golf's leading money winner Tom Kite, Masters champion Ben Crenshaw, and LPGA Hall of Famers Mickey Wright, Betsy Rawls, and Kathy Whitworth.
4 Bob Rotella Golf is Not a Game of Perfect Golf is Not a Game of Perfect (Amazon link)

Dr. Bob Rotella is one of the hottest performance consultants in America today. Among his many professional clients are Nick Price (last year's Player of the Year), Tom Kite, Davis Love III, Pat Bradley, Brad Faxon, John Daly, and many others. Rotella, or "Doc," as most players refer to him, goes beyond just the usual mental aspects of the game and the reliance on specific techniques. What Rotella does here in this extraordinary book, and with his clients, is to create an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of a golfer's game, from mental preparation to competition.
5 Dave Stockton Unconscious Putting Unconscious Putting (Amazon link)

When a resurgent Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship in September 2009, he was quick to credit a series of simple putting lessons from veteran golf champion and instructor Dave Stockton. As a top coach, Stockton has taught a long list of pro players-including Annika Sorenstam, Yani Tseng (winner of four LPGA tournaments), Adam Scott (Texas Open champion), Hunter Mahan (Phoenix Open champion), and Morgan Pressel (World Ladies Championship of Japan winner)-the putting strategies that finessed their game.
6 David Leadbetter The Golf Swing The Golf Swing (Amazon link)

Now, golfers can learn from the instructor who has helped Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, David Frost, Nick Price, and Bob Tway. In the most revolutionary instruction book since Ben Hogan's Modern Fundamentals, golfing guru David Leadbetter discloses the swing secrets that transformed the game of the Open and Masters champion Nick Faldo-and which can bring solid ball striking within the reach of any dedicated golfer.
7 Dave Pelz Short Game Bible Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible (Amazon link)

As the reigning rabbi on the mysteries of golf from 100 yards in, Pelz has earned the right to anoint his expansive instruction on the short game a "Bible." A scientist by training, he's analyzed the macros and dissected the micros to come up with a gospel for pros (Lee Janzen, Vijay Singh, and Anika Sorenstam, to name a few disciples) and weekend hackers alike.
8 Jack Nicklaus Golf My Way Golf My Way (Amazon link)

Finally, Jack Nicklaus, golf's leading master, definitively covers the whole of his game through a lifetime of greatness. Golf My Way presents an all-inclusive, A-to-Z explanation of how this greatest of champions thinks about and plays the game.
9 Jerry Harmon Jerry's Golf Gems Jerry's Golf Gems: Timeless Tips from a Lifetime in Golf (Amazon link)

"Golf is not hard," says Jerry Harmon, author of Jerry's Golf Gems. "It's simply a matter of looking at what the best players do, and building that into your own game." Jerry's Golf Gems is the remarkable culmination of Jerry Harmon's lifetime of playing and teaching golf. Jerry's Golf Gems is filled with over 50 priceless gems that cover the long game and the short game. Learn the secrets of the grip, the swing plane, irons, power, wind play, putting, chipping, course management and much more. All laid out in a clear and understandable format. This instant classic will improve any golfer's game immediately, and lead to a lifetime of happiness on the links.
10 Peter Kostis Inside Path to Better Golf The Inside Path to Better Golf (Amazon link)

Peter Kostis and his cowriter have produced a valuable addition to the golf literature. A strong theme of the book is the concept and practice of bringing the club from the inside as opposed to the outside and over the top swings that most of us develop as amateurs. His approach is very refreshing in that he talks about the function of the hands and arms and emphasizes their primary importance in the swing.