Category Archives: Ben Hogan

The Trilogy Series Has Concluded – Now It’s Long Drive Time

jn-djI have been going back and forth about what I was doing to do now that my swing research has concluded.

I have thought it was over a couple of times before, but there was always a nagging thought that I might have missed something – well, I can state with confidence that, having cracked the “Dunaway Down Swing,” there is nothing left to look at.

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Blame “5 Lessons” For the Modern Golf Swing (Burn Hogan’s Book)

hogan armsThe only useful thing you’re going to get from Ben Hogan’s “5 Lessons” book on the golf swing will be if you need to grill a steak and have nothing with which to start the fire.

And that’s about the nicest thing I can say about the difference between the way Ben Hogan actually swung and the garbage that is in his “seminal” book on the swing.

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Jack Nicklaus Was A Hacker…

nicklaus-dj-spineStill working on “Dropping The Hammer,” but I had a thought while editing video:

If you go to any of the popular golf sites or forums on the intertoobz, you’ll likely get a lot of advice about stance and posture, and things like “slouching” or “goat-humping” and the like.

You’ll also be shocked to know that Jack Nicklaus, if you took his golf swing and somehow changed it from him to someone else, was apparently a hacker.

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Final Stretch For “MCS – Dropping The Hammer”

hammer-dropIt’s been a busier month than I could have imagined when we rang in the New Year, but I’ve managed to make enough headway on the upcoming video that the end is in sight!

The major problem (if one was going to have one, this is it) has been trying to winnow down four hours of swing work that I recorded with David D. over the last few weeks of the ’16 summer season, as well as some video short clips that he had recorded on his own smart-phone – there was so much material that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Nicklaus +Hogan + Dunaway = The Perfect Swing Model

jn-addrAs far as the face-on look of what I would call the perfect golf swing model is actually a composite of the best of the best in the three major phases of the golf swing itself.

You have the starting or address position, then the back swing and finally the down swing/finish phase, and I had crudely put together those three phases in a gif. featuring the three “best of the best” when it comes to a face-on view.

I say “face on” because Nicklaus had a squared stance to the target line viewed down the line and you all know what the MCS Golf Swing Theory says about that.

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Thanks For Being There – 2017 Is Nearly Here!

stancesI don’t have much to say today, except to thank new readers and old for being here and for reading these words.

I have been preoccupied with the projects I’ve mentioned since the end of the summer (the upcoming Amazon eBook, MCS Beyond Perfect Pivot video, which is the last of any video I will produce for my Wax Golf followers, and any future Amazon video project), and I haven’t had much time to reflect on the coming year, which I believe will be special.

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Golf Digest Is Trying To Kill You (Or Wreck Your Back)

torso-twistWhile the byline of this particular crime against humanity is given to Ron Kaspriske, the person giving the tips, I would hold Golf Digest responsible as the magazine carrying this destructive advice to unsuspecting golfers.

What exactly is that?  Only a little more Modern Golf Swing insanity, is all…

Just go check out the piece called “Short On Time? Work Out At Your Desk” and make sure not to follow either Tip #1 nor Tip #3.

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When You Get Beyond Perfect Pivot…

dj topAnd by “beyond,” I am talking about not just knowing the positions and mechanical actions that comprise the MCS “Perfect Pivot” swing model…

I am talking about, once you have that, using your position and mechanics to make that full swing better and better each time you pick up a club.

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Floating Pivot – Remember The “Cogged Wheel” & The Hips?

dj pivJim (JH32) left an interesting comment on the previous posting, where he discussed his hip action in a way that I’d call the “shift vs turn” concept of the back swing pivot.

Many people have (either intentionally or accidentally) taught that the pivot is a “shift” as you take the club back, return than a “turn” of the hips on a level plane.

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Why My Pivot Is Nearly Perfect

backswingI will never have a truly perfect pivot, of course, because I am not a machine, for one, and I have a spinal deformity, for a second reason.

However, as I’ve said in the “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing” and “MCS – Perfect Pivot” videos, the closer you can get to the theoretical model of the MCS Golf Swing model, the better you’ll swing.

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