I wrote yesterday that I’d never actually swing exactly like Ben Hogan did, even if I managed to replicate his swing (as much as anyone would be able to), because the anti-hook compensations are power leaks.
I’ve been using a frontal swing model of Hogan that is pretty good, but is an older Hogan and not one from his actual winning years.
The one I’ve found is definitely a 50′s era swing, both from the video and audio quality.
I’m wondering why anyone would want to “swing left” to begin with, but that’s beside the point.
What I’d like to know is: To what specs do you have your equipment set, as you try to “swing left” as Hogan did?
It’s not only inaccurate, it’s flat out wrong. You can swing with a very flat plane or top position and swing nothing like Hogan did, really.
Conversely, if you want to swing with Hogan’s accuracy and consistency, you want certain elements of his stance and pivot action, which is barely discussed when people talk about Hogan’s swing.
Wow… today was awesome. I was able to hit some balls at the range until the heat and humidity got to be too much (forecast high of 28C or 82F with the humidex hitting 33C or 91F) and the clubs began to slip in my hands.
I figured I’d re-post this as you’ll all get a good look at Sergio today. He might have been the one to win this… except Rory McIlroy showed up to play this week…
Sergio Garcia is held up as a guy who generates a lot of clubhead speed through the ball for someone his height and stature. He’s not the biggest guy in the world.
Talking about Tiger Woods vs Rory McIlroy, of course.
I’m a little under the weather this weekend, so I’ll leave this Open Thread up for anyone to share their thoughts on the Open Championship, Rory McIlroy or whatever else strikes your fancy.