HOGAN: ON-THE-JOB TRAINING
Hogan is fabulous (The Modern Fundamentals of Golf, SI, March 11, 18, 25). It's the first time words and illustrations have made golfing technique absolutely clear. Of course, it's going to throw a lot of people off their game temporarily, but if they'll persist with Hogan's teaching, they'll be far better golfers. I'm applying the lessons to my teaching program here and highly recommending them to my pupils. I have my pupils saving their copies, working right along with Hogan. From the first two parts, I'd say it's the greatest instruction series of all time. Women are particularly keen on it. It'll make a lot of new golfers—good golfers.
Professional, Bellingham CC
My hat is off to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and to Ben Hogan for the terrific articles about the art of golf. So far I've gotten more good from his articles than from actual lessons from a pro here.
The illustrations are wonderful and really carry Mr. Hogan's points across.
ROBERT S. SABO
HOGAN: PROOF PERFECT
Thank you very much. You have proved my point. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and Ben Hogan are both perfectionists.
FRANK H. WATSON JR.
HOGAN: A HALF-CENTURY OF GOLF
I think Ben Hogan's articles about golf are most exceptional. I sincerely hope these articles will be published in small booklet form. It is the best set of instructions on golf that I have ever seen and I have been following golf for about 50 years.
HOGAN: PERMANENT RECORD
You should have looseleafed Mr. Hogan's articles so readers could bind it into one volume when the series is completed.
These are going to be the best articles ever written on golf.
C. W. TUCKER
In EVENTS & DISCOVERIES (SI, March 18) you made the grade as true Sam Sausages of golf. Here you quote Jimmy Demaret as improving his golf considerably by a change in grip: "I moved my right hand under and my left hand over."
This, of course, is completely at odds with advice offered in the first of an excellent series by Ben Hogan on The Modem Fundamentals of Golf (SI, March 11). Yet your piece made not the slightest effort to account for this sore-thumb disparity. It beat the hell out of this reader, barely under way trying to adopt the Hogan grip.
Red Smith, in his column, quotes Demaret as "bringing the right hand over a little and the left under." This is in accord with Hogan's advice.