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Ben Hogan's premise in this 1957 classic is driven home in bold letters: "THE AVERAGE GOLFER IS ENTIRELY CAPABLE OF BUILDING A REPEATING SWING AND BREAKING 80." Religions are founded on less, and Hogan's detailed analyses and illustrated demonstrations of grip, stance, posture, and the two basic components of the swing make up a sacred book. Though its very simplicity seems dated, this is the tome of technique that should serve as the foundation of every golf library.
Jim Fogerty Professional, Sunset Country Club, St. Louis Most articles on golf deal only in theory, but Ben is to be congratulated on probably the most practical series on golf instruction ever written.
Timothy E. Sick Calgary After reading the first two articles, I had a 73 for the first time in my life, and hadn't played for six months before that.
Frank Sadler Professional, Bellingham Country Club, Bellingham, Washington It's the first time words and illustrations have made golfing technique absolutely clear. I'm applying the lessons to my teaching program here and highly recommending them to my pupils. I'd say it's the greatest instruction series of all time. Women are particularly keen on it. It'll make a lot of new golfers -- good golfers.
Not only the best golf book I have read, but by far the best instructional tool I've used all together. It is simple and effective. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Anthony G Castellano
Very good book. You can play golf if you can do these five lessons correctly.Published 3 days ago by Tom
Best book on golf fundamentals ever! Easy to read---good easy to follow pictures! Keep by your bedside, take it to the bathroom and read it and read it again and again. Read morePublished 9 days ago by brad beaulieu
As a long time devotee of Ben Hogan I found the book to be fairly informative but could have explored and explained, in more detail,
the sensations involved in that... Read more