Another Ben Hogan Secret

mcs addrThe most difficult part of making the “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing” video has been a matter of, where to start, and how to go about it.

So many things that I’ve covered in ten years of swing research and eight years of blogging, I actually had a writer’s block of sorts on what to begin with and how to get through the material.

So, start at the beginning, right?

A few days ago, things began to firm up, and a beginning and direction emerged from all of the new material I had to go through to include or exclude from the new video.

Now that I’ve actually progressed to the editing stage, things are looking much, much clearer.

I’ve said that it shouldn’t take 2 hours to explain the golf swing.

Well, you know what they say:

If you’re a great, great writer, you’ll write poetry.

If you aren’t as good a writer, you’ll write short stories.

If you’re not that good… you’re writing novels.

Now, I don’t necessarily agree or disagree with that statement, but you’ll have to admit that a great short story writer gets a lot more out of their paragraphs than did Tolstoy…

Brevity is premium.

Ben Hogan’s Other Secret

I’ve said that there was a secret to Ben Hogan’s pivot last year and I used this illustration:

Hogan

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Well, in the category of “certain things that people say Ben Hogan did or didn’t do,” I’ve found another little nugget that I could have included in the Wax Golf’s “Ben Hogan Project from last year.

Not that I missed this part of the address, but I missed mentioning how Hogan was able to do things that today’s swingers can’t do because of the modern swing address positions and mechanics.

Well, if you thought this was another mystery:

arms-at-address-cupped-1

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It’s not a mystery to me, and I’ll reveal the secret to this position (and why you likely can’t do that or what I’m doing below) without having a proper address and mechanical action to your model:

hogan arms

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New additions to the Wax Golf lexicon: “Line of Scrimmage,” the “Hitch-Hiker” and “Swing Point.”

There will probably be others.

The work continues.

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