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  1. Congrats on your find. Hogan precision serial numbers were not specific to individual sets.
  2. The grey plastic piece is the end cup for the wood bending attachment. It looks like you have part of it but not all the parts to it. The threaded rod and bracket goes on the other end of that same wood bending attachment. https://web.archive.org/web/20031009155212/http://silvestrienterprises.com/
  3. [quote name='super20dan' timestamp='1385383705' post='8203404'] i still cant imagine how hogan even allowed the magnum to be reliesed. kind of like edsel and henry ford,s fight over replacing the model t with the up to date model a. i am not knocking the magnum -just that hogan had such strong beliefs in what a golf club should look like. [/quote] Looks horrid, but the new callaway apex would really make the old man want to puke.
  4. Awesome stuff. Tim, the powerthrust ad is THE BEST EVER. Still in the market for a mint set with X shafts. Trade you some precisions if you find a set.
  5. Hey guys, all is well. Been coaching my older boys team in little league and trying to break par at the office. Golf has been in the rear view mirror for some time, but I haven't missed it very much. Happy spring, everyone!
  6. Great collection. If interested in an early set of Precision crescents, send a PM. (real good shape, all original) I'm scaling back...
  7. Thanks Tim -- see Maltby page 153 above - Bulge (aka horizontal roll) REDUCES the EFFECT of the gear effect spin of a toe hook or heel slice, making the toe shot a draw to center and the heel slice a fade to center. The gearing aspect of the gear effect would be a shot that curves MORE - i.e., more gear effect without the bulge. Bulge or horizontal roll is NOT the factor that creates or causes the gear effect spin, it is a factor that compensates for (i.e, reduces undesired results of) excessive gear effect spin
  8. This club is not on ebay. it's in a very nice collection in Texas.
  9. Adding bulge will counteract (reduce) gear effect. A driver with less bulge will have MORE gear effect spin and be more "workable". If those who worked the ball wanted a lot of bulge, that was to REDUCE the effect of gear effect spin. For example, if a right handed player hits it way out on the toe, a wood with lots of bulge will start the ball off FURTHER RIGHT an reduce the result of the gear effect spin -- i.e., the ball would curve back to the middle (draw) -- as compared to the same shot with a wood that had less bulge which would have the gear effect spin the ball further left past middle (hook). So a driver with less bulge will have more gear effect spin and be more "curve-able" or more "workable".
  10. Welcome back. GolfWRX is way better for it. Cheers, Drew
  11. Regarding connection: timing matters. Regarding distance to the ball, take note of the relationship between the upper arms and the forearms (i.e., the arms have elbow joints, and those matter). my 2 cents.
  12. [quote name='ej002' timestamp='1355238732' post='6050919'] I don't know a lot of good strikers stood close to the ball over the years. [/quote] Well, guys like Peter Senior, Greg Norman, Jim Furyk are pretty good in the ballstriking department.
  13. Some opinionated facts: 1) Every avid golfer should at least read through the book, even if they don't plan to adopt what Hogan considered to be his "fundamentals". 2) It's important to note that the 5 lessons wasn't written as a book at all, rather a series of 4 weekly instructional articles for Sports Illustrated, followed by a fifth lession, the overview and recap. 3) The target audience was the average golfer (guy who shoots around 100) to drop 20 shots and break 80 by correcting basic faults and focus on a few things. It wasn't aimed at the beginner, or at the guy trying to consistently break par, the advanced golfer. 4) The series does not mention roughly half or more of the strokes in the game, as it does not address putting at all, or chip shots or sand shots or specialty shots. As a result, it deals with a small fraction of the 30% of the game... Hogan thought the mental aspect represented 70% of the game, and the series doesn't deal with that at all. "In this series we will certainly not be attempting to cover all of golf or even one-hundredth of that almost inexhaustible subject." 5) Each "lesson" was meant to be practiced daily for a week, with the suggestion that the first lesson on the grip be practiced 30 minutes per day, for a week. 6) The series was a collaboration between 3 men: Hogan, Herb Wind, and Anthony Ravielli, and it reflect the contributions (good and bad) of each of them. 7) The book leaves out critical detail (intentional or unintentional) to understand the meaning of the words, and there are some mistakes (and many more things that are subject to multiple interpretations). 8) Although Ravieilli took film movies of his instructional sessions with Hogan to prepare the book, some of the illustrations were drawn from "poses" struck by Hogan that don't actually match what he did in his swing... as a result these illustrations are misleading, and don't match up to what Hogan himself actually did. 9) Hogan taught his students whom he personally coached to find their own way based on their physiology and not to emulate the look of his swing. 10) Although flawed and narrow in scope and incomplete and misleading and limited in its application to a particular audience, and the product of a collaborative effort, and geared toward equipment that was shorter, flatter and heavier than used today for hitting balls that were softer and spun a lot more [ etc., etc., etc.] The Five Lessons remains one of (if not) the best instructional series ever written. Understaning Five lessons for what it is, and for what it is not, it will remain a fine work of instruction in the basics of the game for long after we're gone. Those who invest the time to come to understand the meaning of the words (through their own experience) will treasure it. Hogan wanted people to practice and work hard, like he did.
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