This is mainly a book about the family and in particular Claude Harmon Snr. and their golf exploits. I found the book both entertaining and it provided some great golf insights.
Once when practicing with Ben Hogan Claude Snr. asked Ben about swing plane. Mr. Hogan pointed his thumb down the range at the other players and said, “They keep trying to get their hands high, more upright, and I’m trying to get flatter all the time. As I get flat when I move into the ball with my left side, it drops me inside even flatter and I come from the inside every time without ever coming over the ball. The flatter I get the fatter my wallet gets.”
And from Claude Snr. commenting on using a beach ball as a teaching aid to get knee separation, “Look, if your standing on the eighteenth at Pebble Beach needing a par to win, you better not be thinking about a beach ball. The Pacific Ocean on your left. You want a beach ball, just hook your tee shot down there and you can have all the beach balls you want. If you want to win the golf tournament, you better have the heel of the club comming down ahead of the toe, because if the toe comes in first, your not winning”
Any thoughts on Mr. Hogan’s comments on use of the left side to get even flatter would be welcome.