Ben Hogan's Magical Device: The Real Secret to Hogan's Swing Finally Revealed

Ben Hogan's Magical Device: The Real Secret to Hogan's Swing Finally Revealed

by Ted Hunt, Sean Connery
     
 

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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

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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.

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.

Complete with 100 photos/illustrations and a foreword by movie star Sean Connery, Ben Hogan's Magical Device gives an easy-to-follow explanation of Hogan’s secret, where it comes from, and the foundations which support its successful execution. Interspersed throughout the text are stories from professional acquaintances who spoke with Hunt about their times with Mr. Hogan.

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It's been said that two people can keep a secret, but only if one of them is dead. Golfer Ben Hogan found another way: claim a secret, but tell many. Hunt has attempted to eke out Hogan's secret, seeking people who knew Hogan. He is not the first person to write about Hogan's secret. Indeed, within little over a decade the list includes several titles, such as Tom Bertrand and Printer Bowler's recent The Secret of Hogan's Swing. Then, too, there are the books by the man himself: Power Golf and Ben Hogan's Five Lessons. Hunt now makes several contributions: first he provides more technical language to describe the physical phenomenon of Hogan's swing. Dorsi-flexion and palmar-flexion are combined with pronation and supination. These are combined with "the dimple of the elbow." While Hunt acknowledges that many professional golfers have succeeded without utilizing Hogan's methods, he maintains Hogan is at center stage. The question that one has to ask is if this is the definitive unveiling of the secret. The answer is that we'll never know. Libraries with strong sections on golf instruction may find this of interest, but it's optional for most general collections.
—Steven Silkunas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602397002
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Ted Hunt is a lifelong golfer with more than fifty years of experience on the course.
He holds two degrees in Physical Education and a Doctorate in History; he is the author of
Ben Hogan’s Magical Device and Ben Hogan's Short Game Simplified.

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