Birdie or bogey, golf offers lessons on life

  • “Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf”

Aloha golf fans!

“Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf,” written in 1957, it is still being reprinted to this day, over fifty years later! It is one of our more surprising regular sellers which is actually a bit of a classic!

Accompanied by writer Herbert Warren Wind and illustrator Anthony Ravielli, Ben Hogan divulges his secrets that made him the historic golf pro role model for generations of golfers.

We have met people in our bookstore that worked with him and said he was amazing!

Even though it is only 109 pages, this small book provides the invaluable lessons on how to perfect your game. Regardless of the era, the fundamentals of golf remain the same, and Ben Hogan teaches you how to improve your skills no matter what kind of player you are!

Covering the Grip, Stance and Posture, the First Part of the Swing, and the Second Part of the Swing, followed by Summary and Review, “Five Lessons” provides us with the core things that every golfer should know. This isn’t just for beginners either! “Five Lessons” is designed to give even the most seasoned golfer a better edge for their game, and at the starter level, there is no better time than to get the basics right from the beginning instead of breaking years of bad habits!

What is also really interesting is how these black and white illustrations do a stellar job in conveying the details that are being explained, giving clear examples of grips, posture, and the swings, in ways and methods that are easy to emulate.

Honestly, this is a book we never seem to have to hand sell; rather, “Five Lessons” keeps selling itself.

And after 50 years of success in reprints, you, too, will discover the reasons why! Enjoy!


Ed and Cynthia Justus are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.


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