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  • Ben Hogan's five lessons.

    Is this book still a good resource to rely on? I've posted my swing here and in other forums and I usually get advice saying fix my fundamentals. I then saw a lot of good feedback regarding this book. Chapter 1 being grip. I switched from interlocking to his grip and I know have a full back swing and more confidence. I never even considered that amount of detail on grip alone. What do you guys think about this book

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    Re: Ben Hogan's five lessons.

    I think it's probably a rabbit hole I don't want to step in.
    Some fans (well tons) on here and around the world for sure though.
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      Re: Ben Hogan's five lessons.

      It depends on what your goal is, if your goal is to have fun trying to create a swing on your own through trial and error, then great!

      But if you want to improve your swing and game, and learn how to match up different pieces in an efficient and timely manner, then I woud encourage you to take lessons with a good coach instead of getting frustrated learning from a book with no feedback! =)
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      • #4
        Re: Ben Hogan's five lessons.

        Originally posted by lesickboy View Post
        Is this book still a good resource to rely on? I've posted my swing here and in other forums and I usually get advice saying fix my fundamentals. I then saw a lot of good feedback regarding this book. Chapter 1 being grip. I switched from interlocking to his grip and I know have a full back swing and more confidence. I never even considered that amount of detail on grip alone. What do you guys think about this book
        lol,I haven't read a book in years

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        • #5
          Re: Ben Hogan's five lessons.

          Great book. I have it and read it many times. Still cannot do what is says! Too many details and I stopped having fun. Now I just hit and go and I play better and enjoy it more.
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            Re: Ben Hogan's five lessons.

            I'm going for lessons next spring. Unfortunately I couldn't find the time this year. I've golfed for years, reading this to try and improve my game. See what happens lol

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              Re: Ben Hogan's five lessons.

              Originally posted by lesickboy View Post
              I'm going for lessons next spring. Unfortunately I couldn't find the time this year. I've golfed for years, reading this to try and improve my game. See what happens lol

              There's nuthin' bad in that book as far as I can remember.

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                Re: Ben Hogan's five lessons.

                Originally posted by Davepm View Post
                Great book. I have it and read it many times. Still cannot do what is says! Too many details and I stopped having fun. Now I just hit and go and I play better and enjoy it more.
                Too many details? Are we talking about the same book? It's all about the basics.

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                • #9
                  Re: Ben Hogan's five lessons.

                  I don't find it too many details. I find it very focused on essentials, with explanation behind why the break down of such impacts consistency. One point I like was the explanation that not keeping the lead arm straights will stop you from achieving the full arc of your swing. A problem I have, topping the ball.

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                    Re: Ben Hogan's five lessons.

                    Originally posted by lesickboy View Post
                    I don't find it too many details. I find it very focused on essentials, with explanation behind why the break down of such impacts consistency. One point I like was the explanation that not keeping the lead arm straights will stop you from achieving the full arc of your swing. A problem I have, topping the ball.
                    I am not a teacher but something I see with a lot of players is trying to make a full turn with a straight lead arm. After a certain point, without appropriate weight shift, they end up with a reverse pivot and either top or sky the ball coming back.
                    The single most important point for me in the book is the mirror plane. If you are on the right plane you can make a full back turn without a reverse pivot. Dont " break the glass"!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ben Hogan's five lessons.

                      Interesting. I haven't got to that part yet.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ben Hogan's five lessons.



                        Good luck!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ben Hogan's five lessons.

                          You afraid of picture books or something? Lol

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ben Hogan's five lessons.

                            I have the Hogan book in my golf bag, and not because I refer to it during a round. I keep it there simply because I try to read it annually when on vacation down south and don't want to forget it at home. There's also an incredible book called Jack Nicklaus' Lesson Tee picture book that I keep going back to. I've read that its the list of fundamentals that Nicklaus would review with Jack Grout every spring.

                            My biggest takeaway from the Hogan book is in that picture above:

                            Turn the barrel.
                            Last edited by parskiandhutch; Sep 28, 2016, 10:19 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ben Hogan's five lessons.

                              I really retain knowledge from reading. I'll check out that book too

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