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Secret of Hogan's Swing
     

Secret of Hogan's Swing

by Tom Bertrand
 

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Praise for The Secret of Hogan's Swing

"The Secret of Hogan's Swing goes beyond pure instruction, offering insightful shot-making and strategy tips passed on to former tour pro John Schlee from Ben Hogan and interpreted wonderfully by Tom Bertrand and Printer Bowler."
—John Andrisani, author of Tiger's New Swing and Heaven Can Wait

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Praise for The Secret of Hogan's Swing

"The Secret of Hogan's Swing goes beyond pure instruction, offering insightful shot-making and strategy tips passed on to former tour pro John Schlee from Ben Hogan and interpreted wonderfully by Tom Bertrand and Printer Bowler."
—John Andrisani, author of Tiger's New Swing and Heaven Can Wait

"Like finding the Rosetta stone of golf. . . . Tom Bertrand and Printer Bowler's The Secret of Hogan's Swing gives us a pipeline to the Master's wisdom that we thought had been lost forever. Secret is an instruction book like no other. It's the Hogan book Hogan himself never wrote, packed with the insights the great champion passed on to John Schlee (in a fascinating mentor-disciple relationship) and that Schlee, in turn, bequeathed to Tom Bertrand. We'll probably never have anything like this again. Hogan's gone, Schlee's gone, but thank goodness we've got Tom Bertrand to preserve the nuggets of pure golfing gold that the Master dug up 'out of the dirt' of ten thousand practice tees and a thousand tournaments. The Secret of Hogan's Swing demonstrates that the vein of wisdom left by the peerless champion still yields up precious ore, not just in the technical aspects of the golf swing (Hogan's concepts are not only absolutely modern but even quite radical) but in his insights into the psychological and mental aspects of the game. His concept of the 'moving wall' is worth the price of the book alone. A must-read for every serious student of the game."
—Steven Pressfield, author of The Legend of Bagger Vance

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Library Journal
Over the years Ben Hogan's swing secret has become the con artist's equivalent of the Brooklyn Bridge. In truth, Hogan may have played the Wizard of Oz the secret could be different things for different people. Bertrand, with the editorial help of Bowler (The Cosmic Laws of Golf), reveals the secret as conveyed to him by John Schlee, a Hogan prot g . The book is effectively an homage to Schlee. Bertrand admits that the secret may have been Hogan, the "wee Ice Mon," tweaking the world. Nonetheless, he reviews and explains what he believes the secret was, together with an overview of Schlee, his golf school and long putter business, and a lesson sequence with photographs. The question up for grabs is whether Bertrand's book is better than the original by Hogan, Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf, or any of the others that have attempted to recapture his essence, such as David Leadbetter's The Fundamentals of Hogan, John Andrisani's The Hogan Way, Jim McLean's DVD, Ben Hogan: The Golf Swing, or Jim Hardy's book and DVD combination, The Plane Truth for Golfers. For those interested in "the secret," or Schlee's or Bertrand's method of instruction, this book is a decent investment. For instructional value, however, Hardy's book and DVD may be the best value of the lot. Steven Silkunas, North Wales, PA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471998310
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/29/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,325,300
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.74(d)

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"Like finding the Rosetta Stone of golf... Tom Bertrand and Printer Bowler's The Secret of Hogan's Swing gives us a pipeline to the Master's wisdom that we thought had been lost forever. Secret is an instruction book like no other. It's the Hogan book Hogan himself never wrote, packed with the insights the great champion passed on to John Schlee (in a fascinating mentor-disciple relationship) and that Schlee in turn bequeathed to Tom Bertrand. We'll probably never have anything like this again. Hogan's gone, Schlee's gone, but thank goodness we've got Tom Bertrand to preserve the nuggets of pure golfing gold that the Master dug up "out of the dirt" of ten thousand practice tees and a thousand tournaments. The Secret of Hogan's Swing demonstrates that the vein of wisdom left by the peerless champion still yields up precious ore, not just in the technical aspects of the golf swing (Hogan's concepts are not only absolutely modern but even quite radical) but in his insights into the psychological and mental aspects of the game. His concept of the 'moving wall' is worth the price of the book alone. A must-read for every serious student of the game."
—Steven Pressfield, author of The Legend of Bagger Vance

"The Secret to Hogan’s Swing goes beyond pure instruction, offering insightful shot-making and strategy tips passed on to former tour pro John Schlee from Ben Hogan and interpreted wonderfully by Tom Bertrand and Printer Bowler."
—John Andrisani, author of Tiger’s New Swing and Heaven Can Wait

Meet the Author

TOM BERTRAND was a student and business partner of one of Ben Hogan's very few students, John Schlee, from whom he learned Hogan's secrets?

PRINTER BOWLER is the author of The Cosmic Laws of Golf (and everything else).

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