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on 29 April 1997
Ben Hogan, one of the great legends of golf,
describes his own playing style in order to help
other golfers shave points off their game. Numerous illustrations show every aspect of the mechanics of the game in great detail. Golf history buffs will enjoy stories from Hogan's career. If you're looking for a comprehensive golf instruction book, look no further. Chapters include EVOLUTION OF THE HOGAN GRIP, CLUBS ... SELECTION AND USE, STANCE GIVES YOU BALANCE, THE FULL SWING, TURNING ON THE POWER, IRON SHOTS FOR ACCURACY, PUTTING, BUNKER SHOTS ARE EASY, UPHILL AND DOWNHILL SHOTS, and STORMY WEATHER GOLF. Also includes EIGHT HINTS ON HOW TO LOWER YOUR SCORE and advice on MATCH PLAY GOLF.
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on 25 May 2000
Ben Hogan's swing technique may not suit everybody but this book is vital for any serious golfer wanting to learn the fundamentals of golf. You can always learn something from one of the most dedicated golf professionals to have ever lived.
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on 4 September 1999
"Power Golf" is an excellent driving range accessory. The book will no doubt be troublesome for the average once a month hacker whose bad habits have accumulated over several years. However, for the beginner or patient individual looking to correct poor fundamentals "Power Golf" will change your game. Not a good book to read on the couch. Take it to the range and use it like a "how to" manual. Grips, stance, body and ball positioning is what this book is all about. It WILL improve your game and get you on the road to breaking 80 consistently.
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on 28 February 2010
i consider this book a bargain at the price , it comes from a past master of the game, and has been a great help to me thank you Ben Hogan and Amazon.i also advise you to get Ben up on u tube and watch his style. Barry..
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on 28 May 2014
Classic book from the great master of the game. Definitely worth reading, but bearing in mind that some of the concepts have further evolved in Five Lessons. However, this is the more detailed instructional book. Must have, if you are a golf fan.
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on 10 July 1999
Not Hogan's best but still some useful information. You would be better served to buy a more modern expose on the golf swing, there are plenty of good books about power out there. One good one is Power Golf for Women it is surprisingly excellent. Another although for the short game is Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible. Plenty of books to choose from but it is always nice to have the Hogan name in your bookcase:)
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on 29 January 2013
The book was written in 1948 and contains only the most basic of instruction. Hogan's Modern Fundamentals of Golf, written in 1957, contains far superior instruction. You should only buy this book if you are a Hogan fan, just for the sake of having it on the bookshelf.
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on 15 July 2005
This book has good theories on the golf swing although very outdated by his later book "The Modern Fundamentals of Golf".
The matchplay tips are very useful and his stories i enjoyed reading. His putting technique is slightly outdated but wow it works well. If you want this to improve your swing dont even think about buying this as his later book is absoulutely asume!! The matchplay tips and putting were the only thing in this book that actually made the effort of reading as for the rest it was just simply ignored.
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on 24 April 2016
An information-dense classic from possibly the most knowledgeable golfer ever on swing mechanics. Definitely one for the connoisseur.
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on 28 January 2017
Not as acclaimed as his previous book but still worth reading from one of the true greats of golf.
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