Harvey Penick was a renowned golf pro who began his career at the Austin (Texas) Country Club as a caddie. Though he coached golf at the University of Texas for thirty years, and worked with the likes of Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, and Betsy Rawls, he never left the country club, where he continued to teach until his death in 1995. Bud Shrake, an avid golfer and the coauthor of all of Penick's books, died in 2009.
"America's favorite golf teacher." --Los Angeles Times
"Some sixty years worth of wisdom . . . from anecdotes to maxims, delivered in a pithy, down-to-earth manner. . . . His teaching offers hope that at least some of our crookedness can be made straight." --The New York Times Magazine
"The golfer's equivalent of The Elements of Style." --The New York Times
"The venerable sage of golf instruction." --Chicago Tribune
"There are a million golf instruction books, but Penick's . . . is the best--and the most widely read--book in sports. His innovation? Golfers need to keep it simple." --Golf Digest