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Ben Hogan's Tips are still good today!

Ben Hogan’s Tips are still good today!

Ben Hogan’s Tips are still good today!

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2, and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

Golf Blog by the Mel Sole Golf School.

I started golf at the age of 16.  Having played the two most popular sports in South Africa, rugby and cricket.  I also represented my province in gymnastics, played tennis, and competed in swimming and diving.  I thought golf would be another sport I would easily excel in.  Boy, was I wrong!  

“Five Lessons, The Modern Fundamentals of Golf.”

When I first started playing golf, I read Ben Hogan’s “Five Lessons, The Modern Fundamentals of Golf.”  That book inspired me to practice hard and instilled a work ethic that I still have today.  I turned professional two years later, and I have to say, I have enjoyed every minute of it.

So when I saw this slideshow by Golf Digest and Alex Myers, I just had to share, with the hope that this will inspire someone else to take up the game and feel the enjoyment I have felt for the last 50 years!

Ben Hogan's Tips are still good today!

Notice the slight cup in the left wrist at the top. This Hogan revealed was his much talked about “secret” in his golf swing.

Ben Hogan’s nine major championships speak for themselves, but he also had an authoritative voice when it came to golf instruction. Hogan wrote two books on the golf swing — “Power Golf” in 1948 and “Five Lessons” in 1957 — that are still sought after by golfers of all levels. Known for his meticulous practice habits, Hogan constantly worked on trying to perfect his swing and these books were his outlet to share the knowledge he’d gained with the general public. Along the way, Hogan’s lessons were sporadically published in Golf Digest as well. Here, we look back at some of these gems that are just as applicable today as when he doled them out.

To watch the Slideshow on Ben Hogans Timeless Tips, check them out here.

Source: Golf Digest Alex Myers  Mel Sole Golf School

Pictures: Golf Digest Resource Center

Thanks for reading – Ben Hogan’s Tips are still good today! Check out the interesting slideshow in this article.

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