The Genius Of The Hogan Pivot & How To “MCS” It

pivot - screen capHKGolf asked a question yesterday about shifting weight in the pivot, and I told him that I prefer Ben Hogan’s pivot out of all of the greats of the Classic Golf Swing era because you can create a “floating pivot” with it.

When I say “floating pivot,” I mean the concept of a back swing pivot that allows the swinger to remain in place even while pivoting.

So there’s no shift to the right or supporting side in a lateral move, and this is where everyone misinterpreted Hogan’s words actions to mean that the hip turn should be restricted.

That is incorrect, as I proved in the Wax Golf “Ben Hogan Project.”

I believe Hogan used the word “resisting,” and what that means is to resist a lateral move with the hips, not to restrict the turn.

I’ve explained in an out-take from some video I shot in Goodyear a few weeks back.

I was also working on the pivot with DKondo, the Captain of the Wax Golf Southwest Chapter, and it always helps to have the camera running in these situations.

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So, a little bonus for the Members of Wax Nation over at DJ’s Watering Hole – an explanation of the Ben Hogan “floating pivot” and how to MCS-ize” it with the address setup and the leg & hip action.**

**This is an excerpt of the original posting at DJ’s Watering Hole, Wax Golf’s private Members’ site.

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Wanna learn the MCS methodology and swing like the greats did in the classic era?

You can start with the “Secrets of the MCS”video shorts series or jump right in to the whole thing with the “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing” video.

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2 thoughts on “The Genius Of The Hogan Pivot & How To “MCS” It

  1. hkgolf

    Cheers Chief we’ve both enjoyed the journey with DJ. DJ’s video is clear and simple to understand. Now to try it out on the range tomorrow! HK

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