Ben Hogan's Five Lessons by 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 by 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.
Crouching Tiger Hidden Hogan by 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
How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time by Tommy Armour Summary
Tommy Armour's classic How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time provides timeless golf instruction on the following subjects: * How to learn your best golf * What can your best golf be? * Taking you to the lesson tee * How your clubs can help you * The grip holds your swing together * How to get ready to swing * Footwork, the foundation of best golf * The art of hitting with the hands * The waggle, preliminary swing in miniature * The pause that means good timing * Assembling your game in good order * Saving strokes with simple approach shots * The fascinating, frustrating philosophy of putting * The simple routine of an orderly golf shot These classic bits of advice are accompanied by over four dozen two-color illustrations.
Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by 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.
Golf and Philosophy by 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.
Harvey Penick's Little Red Book by 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 My Way by 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
Crouching Tiger Hidden Hogan: The Sixth Lesson by 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.
Be a Player by Pia Nilsson,Lynn Marriott,Susan K. Reed Summary
The founders of the world-renowned VISION54 training program and the authors of the bestselling Every Shot Must Have a Purpose take golf instruction to the next level in this groundbreaking new approach to mastering the game. Golf is a beloved yet technical game, so a sound swing and precise technique are essential. Most golfers who want to improve their skills go to the range and work painstakingly on their swings, not realizing it’s often their performance state on the course that needs work, not their technique. Simple things such as awareness of your balance, tension, and tempo, as well as the ability to control mental, emotional, and social variables you encounter while playing can quickly take your game to a new performance level. Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott, founders of VISION54’s groundbreaking and innovative golf program are here to help. Aimed at both the weekend golfer and the advanced player, each chapter presents a series of “human skills”—including assignments, explorations, and mini-lessons—that strip away the complexity surrounding swing technique and playing consistency—the conditional variations that plague golfers. Be A Player is the must-have book for any golfer who wants to unite technical skills and on-course performance seamlessly and effectively. With this cutting-edge text by your side, you will become a true student of VISION54 and a better player better on the course…where it matters most!
Ben Hogan's Magical Device by 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.
Kinetic Golf by Nick Bradley Summary
In Kinetic Golf, Nick Bradley uses 115 extraordinary photographs, accompanied by clear, direct text, to raise the bar on golf instruction and give golfers—amateur or professional—a unique way of actually feeling their way to mastering the game. Offering insights that words alone cannot convey, the book provides a vastly improved golf game as the reward. Drawing upon his deep knowledge of trade and Tour secrets, Bradley shows how to build a powerful and consistent game while also debunking many of the myths that cloud the confidence and hinder the performance of the novice and developing golfer. Throughout Kinetic Golf, Bradley boils down the very essence of swing motion and technique, blends it with a feeling, and then creates an image that says it all. Take one look, and you’ll get the picture.
Afternoons with Mr. Hogan by Jody Vasquez Summary
Ben Hogan's former ball shagger recounts firsthand stories of the golf legend—andreveals, for the first time, Hogan's Swing Secret, a source of mystery to golfers for more than fifty years. Ben Hogan's pro golf record is legendary. A four-time PGA Player of the Year, he celebrated sixty-three tournament wins and became known as a man of few words and fewer close friends. Most of what we know about Hogan has been based on myth and speculation. Until now. In the 1960s, though Hogan's competitive career was over, he kept the practice habits that made him famous and remade modern competitive golf. He hired seventeen-year-old Jody Vasquez to help. Each day, after driving to a remote part of the course at Shady Oaks Country Club, Hogan would spend hours hitting balls and Vasquez would retrieve them. There, and over the course of their twenty-year friendship, Hogan taught Jody the mechanics of his famous swing and shared his thoughts on playing, practicing, and course management—unknowingly revealing much about his character, values, and beliefs, and the events that shaped them. In Afternoons with Mr. Hogan, Jody Vasquez shares dozens of stories about Hogan, from the way he practiced, selected his clubs, and interacted with other star players to his little-known humor and generosity. Combining the gentle insight of Tom Kite's A Fairway to Heaven (which recalls Kite's golf education under Harvey Penick) with the sage perspective of Penick's own Little Red Book, Vasquez's tribute is funny, poignant, and full of advice for golfers of all levels.
Grow by Focusing on What Matters by 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.