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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the mother of all golf books., 29 Sept. 1998
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This review is from: The Search for the Perfect Swing (Paperback)
Search for the Perfect Swing is the most definitive book written on what actually happens when a golf club is put in motion.Read this book and then go into your local golf retail shop or just listen at your favorite local course to the ridiculous explainations and profound words of wisdom people perpetuate about the golf swing and its effects on the golf ball and its intended target.Best fast fact-FYIO-ball and club stay in contact for 1/2millisecond(.0005).HHmmm, that doesnt seem like we can have much effect after impact- FYIO-fact#2-"in any full shot,acceleration through impact is a sure sign of wasted effort which could have been used to produce greater speed at impact if it had been applied earlier."I know my pro told me to accelerate to a full finish.-Honestly, the book is a must for serious golfers or anyone looking to have the golf swing explained without the myths-9 out of 10 golf pros dont recommend this book-I wonder why?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the clearest book on the engineering physics of golf, 10 Dec. 1997
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I have a first edition of this book. It is a very clear and pratical explaination of what happens in the golf swing and what you can and can not do to change your game. My favorate part is a series of photos of Ben Hogan's swing. This is a very good book for the person interested in learning more about the mechanics on the swing and club design. Many ideas outlined in this book in 1968 have just come into the equipment market market in the past few years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEGINNERS START HERE, 17 April 2003
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Being new to golf in practice, I have listened to club golf instructors, freinds and read different articles. Ben Hogan's book is the first I have read which explains more than just the mere mechanics. This book is excellent for the beginner or novice golfer (having not had the chance to gain a lot of bad habits?)
I have found a lot of fundamental flaws in my play and gained more confidence as a result of reading and practicing the techniques in this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive text, 26 Mar. 1999
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When I worked at Ping 27 years ago -- when Ping was single-handedly revolutionizing the golf industry -- this was the only book I remember seeing in Karsten's office. That should tell you something. I read it about six times. It is fascinating and full of weird insights that I still manage to work into conversations today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book should be at the very top of Golf swing instruction books, 7 July 2014
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This book has been a complete revelation to me. It was written some 50 years ago and so although the equipment they use is now way out of date, the physics is bang on. You will understand what is happening in the golf swing, with you, the club, the ball and he air - and a whole lot more besides. I read this on holiday and when I came home I was finally hitting the ball correctly - slice gone distance improved (dramatically) Yes it is old but in my opinion a better book to read than the 5 fundamentals (Hogan) to understand what the heck is happening when you attempt to swing at a ball. Buy it you will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most insightful and interesting reads out there ..., 13 Jun. 2015
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One of the most insightful and interesting reads out there. This book has and will continue to stand the test of time. James Kane-Nash
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 5 Mar. 2015
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Slight damage to book covers - did come across the pond so not unacceptable
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