Tag Archives: Ben Hogan

Reverse View – Watch The Hogan Hip & Leg Action

I want WAX Nation to look at a true, honest-to-goodness Ben Hogan “Perfect Pivot” action (honest to goodness because it’s the man himself) and compare it to the action I had yesterday.

As my long-time readers know, I looked at Hogan’s pivot action back in 2014 and discovered to my amazement that no one on TV or in the magazines actually knew or could describe what he was doing!

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You’ll See Action So Much Better AFTER You Do It (Ben Hogan & Mike Dunaway)

That sounds very counter-intuitive, I know, and it’s a little like the conundrum of the chicken versus the egg, but it’s been my experience.

Do you want to know why so few people understand or even get Ben Hogan’s pivot action?

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Universal Principles Apply To Proper Mechanics

One of the things I can’t stress enough is the bias and tilt in the MCS Golf Swing setup, because if you look at the greatest swingers, certain principles are universal.

In fact, I set up a few principles a few years back while developing what is now the final MCS model, when I identified several universal swing principles for effective swinging, whether you want to swing exactly MCS or not.

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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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