Category Archives: Ben Hogan

Modern Golf Strikes Again (Don’t Flare The Leading Foot) – Perhaps The Dumbest Thing I’ve Read On The Swing

I received the article from 2 people already (thanks C.R. & David D.), because once again, WAX Golf readers know more about a proper golf swing than the so-called “swing gurus” who publish things or talk about the golf swing on TV/Radio.

I can’t be polite about this, because if knowing proper golf swing mechanics required a university or college degree, these people would fail freshman year, and they’re teaching people.

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Ben Hogan And The Classic Swing Pivot

I’ve been watching the action in the final round of the Open Championship, and it seems that, while he’s hit a couple of shaky shots to end his front 9, Tiger Woods incredibly seems on course to bagging his 15th major tropy.

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Ben Hogan’s “Pivot Pivot” Action Was Misunderstood

It is likely because of the phrasing he used to describe his pivot, where he said he didn’t want his hips to move to the right on the back swing.

From there, you likely got the Modern Golf Swing mantra of restricting the hips on the back swing, which is completely off-base when you look at Hogan’s actual swing.

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The “One Major Move” Is Even Simpler Than I Thought

I said in last year’s video on the golf swing, “E = MCS,” that the mechanics of the back swing pivot could be broken down into a very simple concept, which I termed the “One Major Move.”

When I began to look at my own “plane” with the left arm at the top and the down swing “slot,” I discovered that not only is the “One Major Move” the best way to make your pivot, it’s also the best way to swing on plane when you do it the way the model dictates.

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Flat Planes vs Steep Planes & “Flying Elbows,” “Across The Line”

Jason posted an excellent comment & query in the previous posting, where he made the connection to the things I’ve been changing in my own MCS Golf Swing to closer match the theoretical model.

He talked about Ben Hogan’s thoughts on the wrist action in the back swing affecting shot-shaping, and although I’ve been focused on Hogan’s pivot action, I found this interesting.

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Video – Working On The Hogan “Plane” Concept

Here is a short video clip showing some swings from yesterday’s session where I continued my work on the Ben Hogan “Plane” concept.

I only shot the two angles shown today because it wasn’t so much my intention to post the video, only look at it for myself, but I know that the usual suspects are always up for looking at MCS swings!

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Pow – I Think I’m Done (Hogan Plane Concept & It’s Great)

Sometimes it’s a very old concept that you’ve never really “gotten” that becomes a new one when it clicks for you.

I was swinging yesterday at home with my SwingRite and for some reason, a thought popped into my head while working on the new top position for my back pivot.

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The “One Major Move” Is The Key

I am pleased to see new traffic at the site in recent days, and thanks to everyone who is supporting the site and the cause with your visits and downloads of the MCS material!

On that note, for both new and old readers, let me emphasize the importance of that “One Major Move” key to the swing, while you watch the videos and perform your drills.

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Video Of My Best Ever MCS Golf Swings (Driver)

As promised, here is some video from yesterday’s session with Driver seen from 4 different angles.

After smashing some mammoth drives with baby draws, I loved what I saw on video when I got home, and one swing struck me in particular – in the face-on swing (the 3rd in the sequence), I couldn’t believe the speed in the transition from the top down to impact.

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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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