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About the Author

Ben Hogan discovered golf as a fifteen-year-old caddie. He turned pro at seventeen, joined the tour full-time as a nineteen-year-old in 1931, and has won nine pro majors. A four-time PGA Player of the Year, he is one of only four golfers to win all four professional majors. At forty-one, he won five of six tournaments, including the Masters, U.S. Open and the British Open. Hogan died at eighty-four in 1997 in his home in Fort Worth. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (August 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671729055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671729059
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #698,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ben Hogan won 63 PGA Tour tournaments and 71 overall as a professional golfer in his storied career. These include 4 U.S. Opens, 2 Masters, 2 PGA Championships and a British Open victory in the only one he ever entered. He was also Player of the year 4 times and never lost a Ryder Cup match.

Customer Reviews

Good book for beginners.
WDM
I'm not a golfer but my son is very good and he was delighted when I sent this book.
Jinx Bailey
A lot of information that is explained and easy to understand.
KATHLEEN

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By clrichmond@hotmail.com on April 6, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I found this book to be an exceptional "how to" for basics- grip, stance, ball position, ...
Contrast Hogan's basics in this read from his widely popular "Five Lessons...". There are notable differences in grip, for example. Like most of us, he continued to evolve his game and approach.
Both books are a must have. Power Golf was a great find.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 29, 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Ben Hogan, one of the great legends of golf,
describes his own playing style in order to help
other golfers shave points off their game. Numerous illustrations show every aspect of the mechanics of the game in great detail. Golf history buffs will enjoy stories from Hogan's career. If you're looking for a comprehensive golf instruction book, look no further. Chapters include EVOLUTION OF THE HOGAN GRIP, CLUBS ... SELECTION AND USE, STANCE GIVES YOU BALANCE, THE FULL SWING, TURNING ON THE POWER, IRON SHOTS FOR ACCURACY, PUTTING, BUNKER SHOTS ARE EASY, UPHILL AND DOWNHILL SHOTS, and STORMY WEATHER GOLF. Also includes EIGHT HINTS ON HOW TO LOWER YOUR SCORE and advice on MATCH PLAY GOLF.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 10, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Although it is often overshadowed by his second book, 5 Lessons:The Modern Fundamentals of Golf, Hogan's first book, Power Golf, still deserves it's place on any golf addicts bookshelf. Power Golf offers Hogans wisdom on other facets of the game than the full swing, especially shotmaking.
The difference in the quality of writing can easily be understood because Hogan wrote his first book alone and the second with the help of one of the greatest golf writers of all time, Herbert Warren Wind.
I found this book to be a fascinating look at the way Hogan played the game and a great source for more of the clear practical thought that we found in 5 Lessons.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Valentine Dworak on July 23, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Always interested in getting better in the field of my golf game, I read this book with the hopes of gleaning some useful information on the swing, and how to hit the ball farther. Hogan offers a breakdown of the swing, and it is easy to follow. Not only is the book illustrated, Hogan did a nice job articulating how to get better and hit it longer. One thing I found that was very helpful was in the last two pages, Hogan talks about course management, and tricks to saving shots when you are playing in all types of conditions. This was a very informative and useful section of the book.
There are many golf-instruction books out there, and this book stands the test of time, as did Hogan's golf game. I recommend it to any golfer.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 4, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"Power Golf" is an excellent driving range accessory. The book will no doubt be troublesome for the average once a month hacker whose bad habits have accumulated over several years. However, for the beginner or patient individual looking to correct poor fundamentals "Power Golf" will change your game. Not a good book to read on the couch. Take it to the range and use it like a "how to" manual. Grips, stance, body and ball positioning is what this book is all about. It WILL improve your game and get you on the road to breaking 80 consistently.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James W. Killman on September 16, 2011
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I think of this as the Bible for golfers, especially the novice or duffer who is willing to study and work at improving his game. Hogan's writing covers almost everything from the most basic considerations--grip, stance, and back swing--to much more detailed instruction. It won't replace a good, in-person teacher, but it's a great place to begin . . . and then continue. Any golfer can probablly take 5 strokes off in a few short weeks by going over the basics.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 28, 1999
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Sorry to disagree with the other esteemed reviewers! I love this book. Not as great as his more famous "5 Fundamentals", but nonetheless still packed with valuable insights, and superbly written.
This was done before his great transformation. He had already reached the pinnacle of pro golf but had not yet suffered the car wreck. His swing at this stage was a classical, long, professional swing of that era.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David E. Levine on March 28, 2001
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This book is a classic of golf instruction but it is overshadowed by Hogan's more famous instruction book "Five Lessons." Nearly 40 years ago, when I was a kid, my father gave me his volume of "Power Golf" and though dated, I still think it gives great advice on fundamentals such as hip turn to start the downswing. Equipment has changeed drastically but certain fudamentals are timeless. Although you may tend to gravitate towards purchasing Hogan's more famous book, anyone building a golf library which includes great instructional books will do well to include this ... and, make sure to take it off the shelf as it is more than just a classic, it is still practical.
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