Ben Hogan's Tips for Weekend Golfers: Simple Advice to Improve Your Game

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Simon and Schuster, 2017 M04 4 - 208 pages
Ben Hogan made hitting a golf ball look easy, and the results spoke for themselves. But Hogan’s “swing system” is as complex as a spider’s web; the variables and connections are never-ending. In Ben Hogan’s Tips for Weekend Golfers, Hunt presents a selection of simple but valuable tips, based on the legendary golfer’s secret to a competitive golf swing.

The book is intended for the recreational golfer, not the tournament player who has unlimited time to practice. It distills Hogan’s observations concerning the vital components of a golf swing—one at a time—and presents them as simply as possible. Each tip is illustrated with a series of photographs, which clearly show the proper grip, stance, backswing, and follow-through. The author addresses these important golfing concepts:
• What powers the takeaway?
• When and how do the wrists hinge?
• What is your first move down from the top of the backswing?
• What is the action of the back knee?
• When does the lead knee straighten?
• How do you connect the arms to the torso?
• How do you maximize power through proper timing in the contact zone?
• What are the two benefits of “hovering” the putter and the driver?
• How can fifteen minutes a day at your home significantly improve 55 percent of your game?

In Ben Hogan’s Tips for Weekend Golfers, Ted Hunt makes the intricate Hogan system accessible and presents it in a way that “the Hawk” himself might have if he were instructing a club member out on the course.
 

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Contents

Introduction
When Sweet Spots Collide
Down From the TopBelow the Waist
Down From the TopAbove the Waist
Playing With Strength from a Solid Base
Laterals Shanks and Other Annoying SelfInflicted
Swinging Through the Impact Zone
Power Through the Impact Zone
Hands Hinging for the Punch Shot
Controlling the Fade
Putt for Dough
Epilogue

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About the author (2017)

Ted Hunt is a lifelong golfer with more than fifty years of experience on the course. He holds two degrees in kinesiology and a doctorate in history. He is the author of Ben Hogan’s Magical Device and Ben Hogan’s Short Game Simplified.

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