I used to watch my 2nd and last golf instructor’s Hogan video tape in his teaching trailer.
He had a video that is likely on Youtube now, of Hogan hitting balls in the 60s at Augusta National, and I was mesmerized by his silky action and move through the ball.
I watched that and another rare video at the time, a PGA of America presentation of Moe Norman’s swing given by Craig Shankland:
Today, 20 years later, I still love to watch Hogan swing – after all, the MCS “floating pivot” is Hogan’s pivot action, and has been part of the MCS Golf Swing theory and the standard model since I figured it out in the summer of 2014.
Can’t get enough of it.
I love Mike Dunaway’s swing action as well:
But for pure aesthetics, I’ll always love Hogan’s the most, until someone else takes his place.
Ben Hogan – Diagonal
Ben Hogan – Rear View
I could watch that swing forever, even with its idiosyncrasies. The pivot alone and the move through the ball were second to none.
I considered Hogan to be the greatest ever for a long time, until my study of mechanics and of course, his 18 majors and 73 Tour wins made me accept Jack Nicklaus as the G.O.A.T.
But that Hogan swing… I look at that pivot and wonder how on earth the Modern Golf Swing people can ever point to Hogan of all people as an example of a great swing – his leading heel came up, it wasn’t nailed to the ground, he even had a little trailing foot slide as he released it, and had a very stable leading foot through impact – so whatever they say about his swing now is usually so off as to be laughable.
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