Category Archives: Ben Hogan

Nailing My MCS Now (Just Getting Better & Better)

Well, I went the range today to see if my form would hold up on full-out swings using my new “Big Legs, Little Arms” pivot action with the hips and legs.

I have had a tendency to over-swing and get too long in the back swing pivot, so when I nailed the pivot action according to the model on Friday, I next wanted to see if I could repeat that action swinging for the fences.

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Some Irons Gifs – U.S. Open Sunday Thread

Well, it seems I missed quite the day on the links yesterday in day 3 of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills!

I will confess that I was up late Friday and early Saturday (to watch some World Cup matches), and that by the time I got around to watching the leaders tee off in the afternoon, I was more interested in watching the insides of my eyelids than the tournament.

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DJ’s MCS Swing For 2018 – Driver Gifs

I have some irons down the line as well that I will include in a second post, but for now, here are some Driver gifs from the four standard angles.

I will be honest – I got away from the pure Ben Hogan-inspired “Perfect Pivot” action that I developed after studying his pivot.

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Staying “Behind” The Ball Rather Than “Moving Behind” It

There’s a reason for every single thing that is in the MCS Golf Swing model theory.

You’ll hear a lot of talk in certain circles about the need to “move behind the ball” on the back swing pivot, but that is only because the swinger is not where they need to be at impact when they begin that pivot.

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Hips & Legs + Stable Head = Awesome Leverage

For those of you looking for that awesome leverage demonstrated by the likes of Jack Nicklaus in his heyday, I have good news for you.

It can be naturally produced with the simple equation I’ve given you in the post title.

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Getting To The Leading Foot – How The Greats Did It

I have been looking for some examples of how many of the greatest swingers to play pro golf got properly into the leading side and foot through the ball rather than hanging back, and you’ll likely be surprised by some of the names that had a “short-stop slide” at one point in their careers.

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Watch Ben Hogan’s “3 To 9” Action

I have already pointed out one of the elements of Ben Hogan’s golf swing included in the MCS Golf Swing, of course – it wouldn’t be what it is without the “floating pivot” action (fully mobile hips & legs while the head remains stable, “floating in place”) that is the signature move of the model.

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Back Swing Pivot – From 3 O’Clock To The Top

“From 3 O’Clock To The Top” sounds kind of like a 50s rock song, but whatever – this is the second part of the back swing after the initial move, and you will see that, once again, it is mostly lower body action.

There is the right arm action of course, which is the only major action in the upper body as you lift the hands to the top, but look how stable the head is, the upper body in general, and how it’s the lower body driving the pivot move.

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Ben Hogan’s Secret In One Picture

HoganI have talked about the key to Ben Hogan’s swing being found in the pivot and not anything else he was doing, and there is one picture that you want to look if you’re trying to figure Hogan out.

There’s a before/after illustration of his swing, before and after his near-fatal car wreck in 1949.

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Tiger Woods = Ben Hogan? (Hint: Not)

????????????Nick Faldo took a look at Tiger Woods’ swing today and wasn’t very complimentary in comparing Tiger’s action to Ben Hogan’s.

He talked about the transition into the down swing, where he concluded that Tiger “just hasn’t quite got that…”

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