Most important thing from 5 lessons

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I have the book on audio, and it is 2.5 hrs long. I work alone and often listen to books. I have listened to 5 lessons literally 15 times. Why? every time i listen to it I pick something else up that I forgot about or a concept I couldnt grasp before.

a few notables is right foot square, left foot 1/4 turn open : dont swing above plane : start swing with hips : swing should feel pleasurable not forceful : grip

What I found that single and absolute most help was his section on stance. Squat down, dont bend over at the hips, weight on heels so you can lift up toes if you wanted. ok... so doesnt sound like much, and in fact it feels a bit off at first...

goto the range, bend at the knees only so you are completely balanced, bend neck to look at ball not spine. your arms will feel like they are not hanging straight down but slightly out because you are not bending your torso over. Lift the club just enough to get it to the top, wrist cock only 50% at top then power hips and your wrists will cock rest of the way automatically.

you will come out perfectly balanced and you will be swinging faster than your ott hack that you **** yourself trying to hit a 300 yard drive.

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  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day. Members  6526WRX Points: 615Handicap: XX.7Posts: 6,526 Titanium Tees
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    His grip section, and drawings are exceptional. Such detail.

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    One of the best books evah!

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    Hogan did not start with hips.

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    Was rereading for a few minutes today before 18 with my wife. Was reading about how the pinkie covered the knuckle. Made a slight mod to my own grip and effectively moved my bottom hand closer to the right. Locking them closer together.

    My driver gained 10 yards today and ball flight straightened a little. Gotta remember this next time out.

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    Grip. For me it was the grip. It turned my most troublesome area of my game, driving, back into the strength of my game. I've eliminated the left miss if I do my part and take the time to get the grip correct. I still find myself getting into a hurry and not getting the grip 100% correct as it is not ingrained yet.

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    Imo motion of the right arm/hand thru impact. Might have said pivot but it's not really explained how he did it

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    On -, @JD3 said:

    Imo motion of the right arm/hand thru impact. Might have said pivot but it's not really explained how he did it

    I think what interests me here is how connected his right elbow is to his hip/belt into impact, hips driving that arm through the ball almost like it's glued into his side.

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    On -, @AlexCzervic said:

    Hogan did not start with hips.

    Isnt that what is stated in the book? Interested if there is a different take or if I misunderstood.

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    Grip. It is the most simple part to control yet 75% of golfers I see are setting themselves up for failure by having a poor grip

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    Hogan's grip without Hogan's swing will give you a nasty slice. With all due respect to Mr. Hogan, a lot of what he felt was not what he did. For golfers of my generation, old bb'ers, everyone went through a Hogan phase, and no one succeeded. Mostly, the cap was duly copied.

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    On -, @mcmac said:

    On -, @AlexCzervic said:

    Hogan did not start with hips.

    Isnt that what is stated in the book? Interested if there is a different take or if I misunderstood.

    5 lessons, modern fundamentals but not how I play golf by Ben Hogan. Hips are reactionary to intent, makes transition and startdown moves look like magic......and kind of is.

    Only one way to automate this.

    Step #1 - Educate the hands.

    Step #2 - Move your hands.

    Step #3 - Load the shaft and keep it loaded.

    Step #4 - Return hands.

    Lesson Complete.

    AC

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    I've read 5 Lessons a couple times, but never found it terribly useful. Big fan of Hogan's swing, but his teachings don't resonate with me.

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    On -, @AlexCzervic said:

    Hogan did not start with hips.

    Well he said he did, and he did and he didn't. Hips can lead or respond, by choice or circumstances.

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