David Leadbetter
Nine books that can turn the page on your golf game

OF THE roughly 16,000 books that have been published on the game of golf, a disproportionate number -- perhaps as high as one-third -- lie in the area of instruction. The reason for this is simple: They sell. A lot. But how does the average golfer sift through this maze of promises (and, frequently, quackery) to determine which titles might be worth acquiring? Here are nine essential titles, selected for their excellence in clearly and effectively illustrating various aspects of the game. Each is either widely available in stores or easily found on the Internet. THE CLASSIC We begin with the full swing, a sub-genre packed with big-name titles, few of which are more essential than "...