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Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf by Ben Hogan
Anyone who wants to improve their golf game. The focus on the fundamentals will have great appeal to golfers who focus on the details of their swing, and will prove invaluable to golfers of all levels.
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During one of the rare times in the Lombardi era when the Green Bay Packers were performing badly, their coach gathered them together an said: "Gentlemen, its time to go back to basics. This is a football." The Packers had neglected the basics of blocking and tackling for the more esoteric aspects of the game and were paying the price. In Five Lessons, Hogan gets back to the basics of golf. In five superbly illustrated chapters, Hogan reviews the basics of the grip, stance, posture and swing. Readers will not only gain a greater understanding of the intricacies of golf, they will also achieve a much stronger grip on the fundamentals of their game.
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.
From a Pleased Reader
This is a classic how-to golf book. Written under the guidance of Ben Hogan, a professional who could actually practice what he preached! His reputation as a meticulous perfectionist is evident in the detailed descriptions of the golf swing. The outstanding illustrations provide the necessary visual reinforcement to the text. Any golfer who is trying to improve his or her game can accomplish this goal if they patiently apply Mr. Hogan's Five Lessons. In this case, good things do come in small packages!
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