Book Review: Modern Fundamentals of Golf – Ben Hogan

This Christmas, my wife and parents gave me a great set of golf clubs. The clubs deserved a much better player, so I set out to learn to play golf.

When you’re building something, whether it’s a house, a business, a life, or, in this case, a golf game, the fundamentals are the most important part. They build foundations that will last for a lifetime.

Ben Hogan’s 1957 classic Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf is the authority from which to build the foundation for a strong, repetitive golf swing. He covers the grip, the placement of the hands, the stance, foot placement, hip pivot, plane of the swing, through the backswing, downswing and finish.

Hogan believed “any golfer with average coordination can learn to break 80.” If I ever do that, a tip of my hat will be directed towards this book.


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Chris Cottrell

Chris Cottrell

Hi, I'm Chris, an MBA student at Georgetown. I write about business school, tech, and startups. Find me on Twitter.

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