I ordered Ben Hogans’ Five Lessons The Modern Fundamentals ofGolf on Thursday, August 25’th and got this in morning August 28’th at about 10 am. I shot the unboxing video immediately before I opened it and forgot.
What struck me initially is that the book is relatively short. But from what little I know about Ben Hogan, it seems he was a very matter-of-fact kind of man. So it wouldn’t make sense for him to write an over-complicated instruction book for what looks like a pretty uncomplicated- though extremely effective golf swing? As an avid golfer, I’m hoping to get some solid takeaways from this book. I haven’t played much the last three years since my twins were born. I’m started playing again about a month or so, ago. My golf-juices are flowing, and I can’t wait to hit the range and the course with some of these lessons under my belt.
What I think I’ll do now, and I’m not at all sure how I’ll do this, is combine my reviews of the demo clubs and Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons. I’m just starting to get back into golf again, after a major slow down over the last three years (Jesus Christ, time flies), and I can’t think of a better way to start off on the right foot.
I’ve now gone through the first lesson, and it’s exclusively on the grip. The process of physically executing the grip is explained very well, as well as the reasoning behind the way he teaches us to grip the club. The illustrations complement the written instructions perfectly. Thought the image below isn’t focused on the grip, you can get an idea of the effect it could have on helping someone get into the correct position to swing the golf club. It looks simple and powerful to me.
Be sure to click through to my full review and read it once it’s complete. In the meantime, stand by for updates in posts just like this one.