Ben Hogan's Five Lessons - Ben Hogan,Herbert Warren Wind Summary
A timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sport—fully illustrated with drawings and diagrams to improve your game instantly. Ben Hogan, one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport, believed that any golfer with average coordination can learn to break eighty—if one applies oneself patiently and intelligently. With the techniques revealed in this classic book, you can learn how to make your game work from tee to green, step-by-step and stroke by stroke. In each chapter, a different experience-tested fundamental is explained and demonstrated with clear illustrations—as though Hogan were giving you a personal lesson with the same skill and precision that made him a legend. Whether you’re a novice player or an experienced pro, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons is a must-have reference for anyone who knows that fundamentals are where champions begin.
Power Golf - Ben Hogan Summary
'Ben Hogan's Power Golf' is a instruction book. Here the master shares a lifetime of championship secrets to help you improve every phase of your game, including - to find the grip that's right dor you; clubs - their selection and use; how stance gives you right balance; winning backswing and downswing; greater distance from your wood shots; greater accurancy from your irons; putts that make it to the cup; bunker shots made easy; mastering uphill and downhill shots; golfing in rain, storm, and wind.
Golf and Philosophy - Andy Wible Summary
In a game where players are expected to call their own penalties and scoring the least points leads to victory, decorum takes precedence over showmanship and philosophical questions become par for the course. Few other sports are as suited for ethical and metaphysical examination as golf. It is a game defined by dichotomies -- relaxing, yet frustrating, social, yet solitary -- and between these extremes there is room for much philosophical inquiry. In Golf and Philosophy: Lessons from the Links, a clubhouse full of skilled contributors tee off on a range of philosophical topics within the framework of the fairway. The book's chapters are arranged in the style of an eighteen-hole golf course, with the front nine exploring ethical matters of rationality and social civility in a world of moral hazards and roughs. The back nine pries even deeper, slicing into matters of the metaphysical, including chapters on mysticism, idealism, identity, and meaning. Taken together, the collection examines the intellectual nature of this beloved pastime, considering the many nuances of a sport that requires high levels of concentration, patience, and consistency, as well as upstanding moral character. Golf and Philosophy celebrates the joys and complexities of the game, demonstrating that golf has much to teach both its spectators and participants about modern life.
Golf My Way - Jack Nicklaus Summary
Hailed as a classic and read everywhere golf is played, Golf My Way has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide since it was first published in 1974. Finally, Jack Nicklaus, golf's leading master, definitively covers the whole of his game through a lifetime of greatness. Golf My Way presents an all-inclusive, A-to-Z explanation of how this greatest of champions thinks about and plays the game. · New introduction, endpiece, and illustrations · Brand-new chapters discussing the changes in Nicklaus's outlook and techniques · Reflections on the differences in tournament golf today compared with when Nicklaus joined the PGA tour in 1962 · Advice on the mental elements of improved playing that are not directly related to ball-striking or shot-making
Harvey Penick's Little Red Book - Harvey Penick,Davis Love III Summary
A rerelease of a classic reference draws on decades of experience by the late renowned golf pro as documented in a small red notebook throughout his career, sharing practical, non-technical wisdom for players of any experience level on how to maximize golf skills.
Golf is Not a Game of Perfect - Dr. Bob Rotella Summary
Dr Bob Rotella is one of the hottest golfing performance consultants in the world today. Unlike other performance consultants, Rotella goes beyond the usual mental aspects of the game and the reliance on specific techniques. In this extraordinary book, and with his clients, he creates an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of the golfer's game, from mental preparation to competition. And, as some of the world's greatest golfers will attest, the results are spectacular. Filled with charming and insightful stories about golf and the golfers Rotella works with, GOLF IS NOT A GAME OF PERFECT will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.
Ben Hogan's Magical Device - Ted Hunt Summary
Builds on the principles of the golf master's Five Lessons to reveal in universally accessible terms the secrets to his winning golf swing, in a guide that draws on extensive research and the insights of such professionals as Jack Nicklaus to clarify areas of confusion.
Crouching Tiger Hidden Hogan: The Sixth Lesson - Pradeep Bahirwani Summary
Ben Hogan is the most enduring icon in golf and his swing is the most studied athletic action in the history of sport. In 1947, after 23 years of experimentation and a decade of failure on the Tour, Hogan discovered a Secret that transformed him into the greatest ball striker ever. Hogan's confidence in the Secret led him to state in his ground-breaking book Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf that any reasonably coordinated person could break 80. When asked if the Secret was there in the book he quipped that it was easy to locate if told where to look. But Mr. Hogan never did tell. His blunt answer to the direct solicitation: The Secret is in the Dirt. Mr. Hogan was adamant about hard work, practice and self-discovery as a rite of passage. In 1997, the Master passed away and the Secret was lost forever. This book decrypts Hogan's complex web of clues and decoys to resurrect the Secret in its brilliant entirety. The sheer genius of the Master will leave you enthralled. This book is your keystone to the Holy Grail of Golf: Ben Hogan's Perfect and Automatic swing.
The Anatomy of Greatness - Brandel Chamblee Summary
In the first book from popular Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, the network’s “resident scholar and critic” (The New York Times) explores the common swing positions of the greatest players throughout history—and reveals how those commonalities can help players of every skill level improve our own games. Every golf game begins with the swing, and no two are identical. Years ago, however, Brandel Chamblee, the highly regarded Golf Channel analyst and former PGA Tour professional, noticed that the best players of all time have shared similar positions in each part of the swing, from the grip and setup to the footwork, backswing, and follow-through. Since then, Chamblee, a student of game’s history, has used scientific precision and thoroughness to make a study of the common swing positions of the greats. Now, in The Anatomy of Greatness, he reveals what he has learned, offers hundreds of photographs as his proof, to show us how we can easily incorporate his findings into our own swings to hit the ball farther, straighter, and more consistently. What does it tell us that the majority of the greats—from Jack Nicklaus and Byron Nelson to modern masters like Tiger Woods—employ a “strong” grip on the club? How did legends like Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Mickey Wright, and Gary Player unlock hidden power and control by “turning in” the right knee at address? Why are some modern teachers preaching “quiet” footwork when forty-eight of the top fifty golfers of all time lifted their left heels on the backswing, allowing them to build power? At the same time that Chamblee is extolling certain swing virtues, he also debunks a number of popular—but misguided—swing philosophies that have been hindering golfers for years. The result is perhaps the best and clearest explanation of how to hit a golf ball ever published. The Anatomy of Greatness is a book that golfers can take to the driving range and use Chamblee’s clear explanations to build better swings—and get more speed and consistency into their swings—immediately. It is like having a series of private lessons from the best golfers of all time, and it will help golfers build swings that make the game easier and more fun.
Crouching Tiger Hidden Hogan - Pradeep Bahirwani Summary
CROUCHING TIGER IS IN YOU. HIDDEN HOGAN IS ALSO IN YOU. BOTH THE POTENTIAL AND THE ABILITY TO UNLEASH IT IS WITHIN YOU. GO FORTH AND PLAY THE GAME THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED: AT GOD'S FEET. Ben Hogan is the most enduring icon in golf and his swing is the most studied athletic action in the history of sport. In 1946, after twenty-three years of relentless practice and continual experimentation, Hogan discovered a Secret that transformed him into the greatest ball striker of all time. Hogan's confidence in the Secret led him to state in his ground-breaking book Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf that any reasonably coordinated golfer could break eighty. When asked if the Secret was there in the book, he said that it was there and that it was easy to locate if told where to look. But Mr. Hogan never did tell. His blunt answer to the direct solicitation: The Secret is in the Dirt. Mr. Hogan was adamant about practice, hard work and self-discovery as a rite of passage. In 1997, the Master passed away and the Secret was lost forever. This book decrypts Hogan's complex web of clues and decoys to resurrect the Secret in its brilliant entirety. This book reveals a startling fact about human bio-mechanics that has never been published before in any medical or golf journal. This book is your key to the Holy Grail of Golf: Ben Hogan's Perfect and Automatic swing. More information available at www.crouchingtigerhiddenhogan.com
Grow by Focusing on What Matters - Joel E. Urbany Summary
Growth and competitive advantage are about effective positioning. Building effective positioning is challenging today for firms facing new and stronger competition, volatile and uncertain markets, and shifting customer desires and demands. The 3-Circle Model facilitates speed of understanding and action by focusing attention on the most critical strategy concepts in this uncertain environment. Growth strategy emerges in the model from systematically addressing four key strategy directives in a deep and disciplined way: define, build, and defend the unique value you create for customers; correct, eliminate, or reveal value that is failing customers or of which they're not aware; potentially neutralize the unique value created for customers by competitors; explore and exploit new growth opportunities through deep understanding of customers' unmet needs.
The Secret of Hogan's Swing - Tom Bertrand,Printer Bowler Summary
Praise for The Secret of Hogan's Swing "The Secret of Hogan's Swing goes beyond pure instruction, offering insightful shot-making and strategy tips passed on to former tour pro John Schlee from Ben Hogan and interpreted wonderfully by Tom Bertrand and Printer Bowler." --John Andrisani, author of Tiger's New Swing and Heaven Can Wait "Like finding the Rosetta stone of golf. . . . Tom Bertrand and Printer Bowler's The Secret of Hogan's Swing gives us a pipeline to the Master's wisdom that we thought had been lost forever. Secret is an instruction book like no other. It's the Hogan book Hogan himself never wrote, packed with the insights the great champion passed on to John Schlee (in a fascinating mentor-disciple relationship) and that Schlee, in turn, bequeathed to Tom Bertrand. We'll probably never have anything like this again. Hogan's gone, Schlee's gone, but thank goodness we've got Tom Bertrand to preserve the nuggets of pure golfing gold that the Master dug up 'out of the dirt' of ten thousand practice tees and a thousand tournaments. The Secret of Hogan's Swing demonstrates that the vein of wisdom left by the peerless champion still yields up precious ore, not just in the technical aspects of the golf swing (Hogan's concepts are not only absolutely modern but even quite radical) but in his insights into the psychological and mental aspects of the game. His concept of the 'moving wall' is worth the price of the book alone. A must-read for every serious student of the game." --Steven Pressfield, author of The Legend of Bagger Vance