The foreword of the book is written by Nick Seitz, Golf Digest editorial director, at the time. Jim Hardy has stated that his concept of the one plane swing is based off of the swing and setup positions of Hogan, but there are many discrepancies that warrant a closer look. Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons was originally published in 1957 and was republished in 1985. Ben Hogan has long been marveled for his athletic and pure golf swing. By assuming an open stance, the hips play a much more dynamic role in the swing and rotate much more forcefully through the impact zone than with a neutral or closed stance. 1. Be cautious, however. He had many admirers of his swing, but few were able to capture the athleticism and grace that defined his move to replicate it at a professional level. A Hogan “Secret” is given away right there in the foreword and is mentioned no other place in the book. Ben Hogan believed that the hips were the most essential component of the swing, as a powerful hip-rotation produces increased clubhead speed. Over-swinging with the hips can produce a big slice. Ben Hogan's address position has been considered a work of art for decades and is something that has been studied by many golf professionals. His ball striking was unparalleled during his prime, and his swing was poetry in motion.