Re: Ball Position. Nicklaus vs HoganI'm glad you brought this topic up. In Jack Nicklaus' videos, Golf My Way, he says he always plays off the left heel and uses the same swing for every shot. He just widens or closes the stance based on the club. He also opens the stance for short clubs (since he plays a power fade). I'm not sure where this guy (the one who wrote that article) got his information from about Nicklaus moving the ball around for normal shots. Nicklaus said in his video he only did that for special shots.
Another thing, has anyone tried Hogan's approach with the foot moving back to a closed position for the long irons and above? I never really thought about it, but it makes so much sense I might just have to try it. I must have not even realized it, but looking again at Five Lessons, it makes total sense with Hogan's swing. I heard of doing drills with the right foot way back, to learn to hook the ball and get away from slicing, but doing it a small amount on a regular basis with the long clubs seems very interesting.
Lastly, and maybe it is just because of how poorly written that article really is, how does that guy take the "Nicklaus" approach and the "Hogan" approach and arrive at his "ideal" approach? Seems to me like the "ideal" approach is just the best looking, but not the most functional when it comes to adapting the same swing to the different clubs.
Next time I hit the range, I'm taking Five Lessons with me and trying the Hogan method.