Even with Tiger winning so many majors and Jack Nicklaus having accomplished so much, there’s still only one “best striker” of the golf ball in my mind, Ben Hogan.
What’s amazing about Ben Hogan is not that his swing is perfect (which it is and most modern golf instruction have derived from Ben Hogan’s concepts, this very book), his car got hit by a big rig on a foggy day and he was paralyzed from the waist down! Well, he came back somehow and was able to walk again AND he won more majors after that.
If you get into such a serious injury and still be able to win major golf championships, that certainly is a miracle.
Not all Ben Hogan’s concepts are valid as golf equipment has changed over the years but most of the core concepts are very valuable and if you haven’t read this book, you are not a real golfer.
Really, what do Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have in common? I bet they got Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons of Golf somewhere in their house.
Look at all the shots Tiger is hitting, all those knockdown shots? Well, they are Ben Hogan’s shots, really.
I bought my copy when I was 9 years old, that’s 20 years ago. The pages are sorta ripped but I still read it at least once a month, it’s very entertaining to me to read it over and over again.
Get your copy on Amazon, this is a book every golfer should have if they consider themselves real golfers.
P.S. This is like the “bible” of golf, seriously. No one else in the world has written a book detailing the mechanics of swing the correct way decades before slow-motion digital cameras were available.