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Ben Hogan's Magical Device

The Real Secret to Hogan's Swing Finally Revealed

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

With 100 full-color photographs, here is a simple explanation of Ben Hogan’s secret to success and the foundations which support its successful execution. Includes stories from golfers speaking of their times with the legendary Hogan himself.

In 1954, Ben Hogan stated in the serialized lessons he wrote for Life magazine that he had “a secret.” He challenged the world to find it by stating "It is easy to see if I tell you where to look." He then wrote his legendary instructional book, Five Lessons, and created a remarkable golf swing puzzle, but somehow one important piece of information was missing.

Golf expert after golf expert have attempted to define this secret over the years, serving to compile a rather lengthy list of what they think the secret is but never quite explaining how it's done. Enter Ben Hogan's Magical Device, a revealing book which intends to finally explain, in universally understandable terms, that long-lost secret to Hogan's swing. Chapters include:

  • The Context: Hogan’s Fundamentals reviewed.
  • Hogan’s Magic Device: Try It Putting
  • The Next Step: Chipping with the Magical Decide
  • Hogan’s Secret Put into Action
  • The Joy of Good Timing
  • The Magic Decide Applied to Special Shots
  • And much more!

As a lifelong golfer with 50+ years of experience, two degrees in Physical Education and a Doctorate in History, author Ted Hunt became determined to track down Hogan’s secret himself. He reviewed most of the literature concerning Hogan and interviewed many professionals (including Jack Nicklaus) and the result of his research produced a clearer understanding of the source of the confusion concerning Hogan’s secret. An hypothesis was conceived and tested, and Hunt was pleased to discover that his analysis stood up to critical examination. But perhaps more importantly, his golf responded with more accuracy and lower scores, which included shooting his age (79) several times within weeks of embracing the secret.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (June 4, 2013)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781620875681

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