Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

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Simon and Schuster, 1985 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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You can shoot in the 70's!
Ben Hogan has long believed that any golfer with average coordination can learn to break 80 if he applies himself intelligently -- and here, with Herbert Warren Wind, and artist Anthony Ravielli, he tells you, step by step, just how to go about it.
The greatest golfer of our generation has distilled his experience as teacher, player, and observer of golf into a series of richly illustrated "visual instructions" that not only can improve your game and lower your score, but also can help you get even more fun out of what many people already think is the most enjoyable game in the world.
Each chapter, each tested "fundamental" is explained and demonstrated with amazing detail and clarity. It's as though the master himself were right there at your elbow, giving you a personal lesson with the same thought and care that has gone into his lifetime of golf.
The Modern Fundamentals of Golf is no instant and easy shortcut. There is none. But with Ben Hogan as your pro, you can master these basic movements very quickly. And then you can go on to develop a correct, powerful swing that will repeat. As Ben Hogan says, it's only then that you'll "discover golf for the first time."

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If you only ever read one book about how to play golf make sure it is this book. It has provided me with endless lessons and constant sources of the small improvements so essential to being able to ... Read full review

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Loved this book and took my collegiate golf game to the next level! Also alongside this a friend told me about this golf fitness program and have lost 20 lbs and gain 10 yards on my driver. Heres the link to the program * Read full review

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About the author (1985)

Herbert Warren Wind, who worked tirelessly with Ben Hogan on this book, has been called "the best golf writer in captivity" Wind not only has written a lot about golf, but has played a lot of it, in a lot of places -- on every continent, in fact, except Africa and Antarctica. And he has observed and studied all the great champions in action, from the age of Hagen to that of Hogan.

His works include Thirty Years of Championship Golf (with Gene Sarazen), The Story of American Golf, and an anthology, The Complete Golfer.

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