Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

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A timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sport—fully illustrated with drawings and diagrams to improve your game instantly.

Ben Hogan, one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport, believed that any golfer with average coordination can learn to break eighty—if one applies oneself patiently and intelligently. With the techniques revealed in this classic book, you can learn how to make your game work from tee to green, step-by-step and stroke by stroke.

In each chapter, a different experience-tested fundamental is explained and demonstrated with clear illustrations—as though Hogan were giving you a personal lesson with the same skill and precision that made him a legend. Whether you’re a novice player or an experienced pro, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons is a must-have reference for anyone who knows that fundamentals are where champions begin.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (September 20, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671612972
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671612979
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces

Customer Reviews

Hogan achieved after writing this book and I’m glad I watched it as a human visual works well …

 on August 18, 2017
By Sue E. Ramsey
Very interesting read. The most important advice I’ve gotten so far is on how to block out outside pressure. I have definitely seen an improvement in my game using his explanations. There’s a video on YouTube that shows improved methods that Mr. Hogan achieved after writing this book and I’m glad I watched it as a human visual works well with the written description . He really tries to make the game something everyone can play at a decent level.

Best Instruction book ever

One person found this helpful.
 on June 16, 2017
By Marc
There are plenty of golf instruction books out there, but this one is the best. It’s short and simple. Ben builds the swing from setup to follow through and there are plenty of illustrations to clarify the text. If you are new to this game, this would be an excellent start in the process.

Classic book with amazing set-up advise

 on August 9, 2017
By JBrown
Classic book with amazing set-up advise. I played the best golf of my adult life after applying the principles of this book. I’m about a 2 handicap and shot a new 9-hole record low for myself of a 30 on a par 36. This book will not help with hitting the ball further, but if will greatly help with hitting deadly accurate irons and dead straight drives. The illustrations are outdated but extremely effective.

which I enjoy as much as playing the game

 on August 9, 2017
By Jim Stansell
I am a dedicated self learner, which I enjoy as much as playing the game, and Mr Hogan’s book was awesome. It is a basic and straight to the point book that doesn’t overcompicate or confuse an individual nor give the impression that the only way you can learn to play golf is by taking lessons.

I’ve been all wrong

 on May 23, 2017
By Haolezeus
Mr. Hogan ‘s fundamentals make so much sense and it’s easy to see why I’m terrible at golf. I do believe if I can follow these lessons I’ll become better and more consistent…but it’s going to take time to undue my habits.

Timeless advice from a legend

 on May 13, 2017
By Sean T.
It’s incredible how timeless these tips are! I’ve been golfing for about 15 years and still learned a lot about my swing. Great illustrations and excellent descriptions. Don’t waste your money on a more expensive golf-tips book, add this to your collection. You’ll be glad you did!

The best Fundamental book for your golf swing

 on July 27, 2014
By Susie Ginsburg
About 2 years ago I decided to pick up the clubs again and I found myself being very inconsistent in my swing. After looking around and reading reviews I decided to try this book out as all the instruction to date I have gotten has been do this and do that and it has yet to yield consistent results. This book changed a lot of that.

The Foundation in an easy to consume presentation

 on June 15, 2015
By Larry Stanczak
An excellent primer on golf. I continue to re-read certain chapters whenever I find my swing getting inconsistent. The thing I most appreciate about it is it breaks the swing down into a repeatable process. Forget the fancy stuff in the golf magazines (unless you are a near scratch golfer) and master these basic principles; for my part I now know more, play better, and enjoy the game more.


 on December 2, 2015
By Ronnie
I never play golf before, until last month I give it a try and find myself even can not touch the ball. Asking someone to teach is always very expensive, so I find this book on Amazon. The only word I can think of is unparalleled, after reading this book and some practice in the local course, I can hit the ball very far almost every shot, since then I played for about 10 times or so, last week I talk with one of my friends, she learned from a coach, and I find I played much better then her! Only this book, nothing else…I am very confident that after about half a year I can reach 100 or so. I recommend every beginners like me to buy this book and practice follow it, you will find yourself a total different golf player!

The Bible of Golf

 on August 6, 2014
By Roland
If you want to learn the correct way to grip a golf club, have the proper stance, and learn to swing a golf club the correct way look no further than this book. It’s in my golf bag, on my Kindle and on my smart phone…but like anything else Ben tells you …”you need to practice”…if you follow his principles you will see a significant improvement in how you strike the ball …your scores won’t come down overnight…but eventually they will…I’ve been playing about 2 1/2 years now in a cold weather state so I don’t get out on the golf course as much as I would like..the best I’ve ever shot was a 90 on a par 70 course…but I swear by this book…….borrow it….get your hands on it any way you can ….

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