On Learning: "Golf is the one game I know which comes more and more difficult the longer one plays it."
On Practice: "Go out with a definite purpose and stay with your work only so long as that purpose and stay with your work only so long as that purpose remains definite. If the purpose is achieved, go home and give your muscles and your head a rest. Nothing can be gained by dithering with your swing after it has been once straightened out."
On Form: "Flight down any tautness whenever it may make its appearance; strive for relaxed muscles throughout ,and encourage a feeling of laziness in the backswing and the start of the downward."
On Timing: "Nobody ever swung a golf club too slowly"
On Attitude: "Bad putting is due more to the effects the green has upon the player than it has upon the action of the ball"
On Concentration: "Very often what a man feels he is doing is more important than what he does. The feel, the experience, is so much easier to remember and repeat."
Mr. Hogan wants to point out that the average golfer has all the tools in his box of tricks to play better golf. With far less effort than is typically thought that only the Dustin Johnson's and Brooks Koepka's can do for whatever reason. The average golfer underestimates himself. Mr. Hogan illustrates this point by using the swing in short pitches, and putts and extending it farther back for the longer irons. THE AVERAGE GOLFER IS COMPLETELY CAPABLE OF BUILDING A REPEATABLE SWING, AND BREAKING 80.