"A golf swing is graceful, not because it is made so, but because it is correct." Only Bobby Jones offers nearly poetic writing while tackling the ever so complex act of striking a golf ball, and playing the game. Mr. Jones' book is without a doubt the best about playing the game of golf. Ben Hogan's Modern Fundamentals is a close second. The difference? Mr. Jones discusses the game. Mr. Hogan discusses the swing. Beginners and high-handicappers should chuck all their golf magazines and golf-tip books. These only bring about tension and poor results. Bobby Jones on Golf will raise any interested reader's game to a level that goes beyond how many knuckels should be visible or the position of the pinky toe; all this while using the english language as well as he used his mashie. A must read if you want to be a competitive golfer.
In the old films, Bobby Jones made the game look easy. He does the same in this book. There are no mysteries or unknowables, just fundamentals that all good players must execute. The wisdom of the advice is so self-evident but, ah, the application remains difficult. For any who suggest that times have passed Mr. Jones by, remember that he hit 300 yard drives with hickory shafts and vastly inferior golf balls. The book is a gem with every page full of sound advice that will help any golfer.
This qualifies as an instructional book on golf but it's the personal perspectives that add interest. It is much more about attitude than technique. These things haven't changed much since the author was playing, now almost a century ago.