From the Inside Flap
Everyone who saw him play agrees: Ben Hogan had the greatest golf swing of all timepowerful and fluid, deadly accurate, and unbelievably consistent. But Hogan′s swing wasn′t a natural gift. He spent years developing and refining it. In other words, Hogan built his spectacular swing, and now you can learn how he did it. In The Complete Hogan, Jim McLean, one of America′s most respected and sought–after golf instructors and a pioneer in using video to analyze the swing, looks at Hogan′s swing in a way no one ever has before. Using more than one hundred still photos from three rare film clips of Hogan at his very best, in the late 1940s before the terrible car accident that changed his game, McLean isolates every detail and explains every important motion of Hogan′s entire golf swing. Frame by frame, McLean lays out Hogan′s many secretsfifteen of them, in fact. He covers important topics such as the grip, the waggle, the two–plane swing, the left hip action, lateral motion, rotation, and turning movements. He also points out the importance of head position; cupping the left wrist; rotating the left arm; supination, or the bowing of the left wrist at impact; the long right arm; and a straight, balanced finish. McLean discusses Hogan′s use of big grips and stiff shafts, and how, from analyzing his motion, we learn how the big muscles guide the swing. The hips and legs lead the shoulders in the downswing while the arms follow the motion of the body, and any conscious hand action or manipulation is eliminated. Hogan′s swing was like a symphony of movements, with an ideal sequential development of power. By viewing it closely, with the help of McLean′s expert analysis, you will be able to study and practice Hogan′s perfect blend of clubhead, clubshaft, hands, ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, and head motion, and use them to develop an ideal model for your own swing. Adding to his own expertise, McLean relies on important commentary from some of Hogan′s greatest admirers: people who knew him, who understood how he developed his skills, and who also happen to be great golfers themselves, including Hogan′s lifelong friend and rival Jimmy Demaret, the great Sam Snead, and Gary Player. As a young man, McLean had the privilege and pleasure of watching Hogan practice and compete on numerous occasions. While nothing beats the thrill of seeing a legend in action, The Complete Hogan does something no other golfing guide can do: it gives you an opportunity to understand and emulate the swing that made Ben Hogan one of the greatest champions in the history of golf.
From the Back Cover
Top golfing instructor Jim McLean uses rare film footage of Ben Hogan to break down the greatest swing of all time Golf legend Ben Hogan had the most perfect golf swing, but how exactly it worked has long been a mysteryuntil now. Using footage from three never–before–analyzed films of Hogan at his very best, Jim McLean breaks down the crucial motions of Hogan′s entire golf swing and shows you how to integrate his mechanics into your own game. You′ll study Hogan′s blend of clubhead, clubshaft, hands, ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, and head motiona symphony of movements with an ideal sequential development of power. It′s as close as you can get to teeing it up with Hogan yourself.