1957 Original Artwork for Ben Hogan's "Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf" Book. A timeless classic, with nearly one million copies in print, Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf (1957) is still the most important golf book ever written by one of the most important golfers who ever lived.

    One of only five players to have won all four major championships, Hogan turned pro at eighteen (1930) and toiled for a decade before capturing his first pro tournament as an individual at age twenty-eight (1940). That same tenacity helped him make a miraculous recovery from a near fatal and career threatening injury in 1949 and register his watershed Triple Crown season in 1953. Known to practice more than any other golfer in his time, he was also widely acknowledged as one of the game's greatest strikers and tacticians.

    Ben Hogan's premise in his seminal work was simple and straightforward: "The average golfer is entirely capable of building a repeating swing and breaking 80." Practically overnight, the book became gospel for every amateur golfer and required reading for every professional golfer across America and beyond, Featuring Hogan's detailed analyses and illustrated demonstrations, the masterpiece outlined the building blocks of golf - grip, stance, posture, and the two basic components of the swing. With its clear and timeless text and illustrations, the book remains the cornerstone of every golf library.

    Offered here is original artwork by the book's illustrator Anthony Ravielli, which he created as a study for Hogan's famed swing and mechanics which were so vital in the appeal and success of the book. In addition to Ravielli's five pencil depictions of Hogan during different stages of his swing, the artwork also contains the illustrators interesting notations such as "Large opening drawing, Hogan at finish," "Add hips pulling, arms down sketches," "Delete here, possible add later," and "Many of nature's asymmetrical forms." Measures (23.5x18.5") on gray drafting paper.

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