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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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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