I tried this today for 18 while playing solo, and, I must say, it seemed to work!
Firstly, I am a bad golfer, (see, 110-120 average score, never broken 100). My long game is by far the worst part of my game, and the driver is no exception I fight a slice like most of us poor players.
I read this thread with great interest last night after previously reading the Hogan book. I had somehow forgotten this information from the book!
I started setting up in accordance with the stance outlined in the Hogan book and the diagrams in this thread, with my back foot about 2 inches 'behind' me. Took my normal grip, which is a 2 knuckle grip. (Not sure how strong that is, but it I don't think it's 'weak'.) Took a slow, one piece takeaway, and a controlled stroke at the ball.
The results were generally surprising! I hit 10 fairways (out of 14), and was just off of one or two others. I have NEVER hit the ball as consistently with the Driver. I usually hit maybe 2-3 fairways a round, if that, with the driver.
I know. I know... Why pull out driver on the course when you can't hit it, novice golfer?! Answer: I'm dumb, just like many of us..
Additionally, I must admit, I didn't hit all of these fairways on the first try. (my score was adjusted for all the lost balls, don't worry) The course was empty, and I had time to, so I hit probably 4-6 provisionals because I did hit 2 or 3 awful slices, and indeed, 2 crazy hooks, too.. but I think I must have rushed my swing, and/or had a grip inconsistency on those. The rest were much better shots than I am accustomed to. Much, much, MUCH better.
The second try after each crazy one was always in play. And I had 6 or 7 that were playable off the tee straight away. I have so much more confidence off the tee now.
Also... DISTANCE!!!. I average about 225 off the tee. Today, I hit 3 or 4 over 250 today including probably a 280 yarder on a 363 yard par 4 that I put 15-20 yards past the 100 marker, right down the middle. My swing was controlled, and felt much the same as all my other swings. I certainly was not swinging out of my shorts. But I made perfect contact and knew it immediately. I see more of these 280+ yarders in my future! Once again, my average for the day on clean contact was probably only 230-240. But there were a few longer ones in there to bring that average up. The straightness is the best part, though.
If you are skeptical, give it a try. It just might work.