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post #37 of 45

Well, the point is, his was the best secret.

post #38 of 45

He also had special way to grill a steak that Butch Harmon told us about in the Ben Hogan Collection dvd set when we interviewed him.  

post #39 of 45

Hogan said his secret was in the dirt - meaning at the practice range. That's where he sweated and figured it out - that leaves us to do the same. 

post #40 of 45

That gary player video was quite interesting. I'll have to see how that feels. 

post #41 of 45
I think his secret is laying off the club, bowing the left wrist at the start of the swing. I have been doing that for years but I learned it from Calvin Peate, in an instruction article, I never met him., It really makes the swing repeatable, and for me, I only need two swing keys. Pull with the legs and curl the left wrist. From there everything falls into place. If I hit a bad shot I know it's usually because I started down with my hands. I think Hogan is probably the best ball striker the game has ever seen.
post #42 of 45
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I think his secret is laying off the club, bowing the left wrist at the start of the swing. I have been doing that for years but I learned it from Calvin Peate, in an instruction article, I never met him., It really makes the swing repeatable, and for me, I only need two swing keys. Pull with the legs and curl the left wrist. From there everything falls into place. If I hit a bad shot I know it's usually because I started down with my hands. I think Hogan is probably the best ball striker the game has ever seen.

I think its was actually the cupping of the left wrist not bowing, that was his so called secret that was published in Life magazine. 

Im not a big fan of Hogan swing, it's an antihook method, and Im not a big hooker of the ball.

Thinking about cup/bow left wrist just complicates my swing.

The only time I think about cup/bow is when I setting up to make a high or low pitch shot and when I consciously set my left wrist cup at address I tend to pitch the ball high, when I consciously bow my left wrist , I feel i can 'chase' the club thru the ball.

post #43 of 45

I figured it out the other day. Then I called @mvmac to brag about it.

 

@david_wedzik knows. He'll vouch for me. :-D 

post #44 of 45
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

I figured it out the other day. Then I called @mvmac to brag about it.

 

@david_wedzik knows. He'll vouch for me. :-D 

 

 

What is it Erik!

post #45 of 45
I was a terrible hooker starting out. Maybe because I am left handed and swing the club right handed. So the swing worked for me. I do fade the ball usually but if I get more aggressive with the turning of the wrist on the way down I can hit a draw. If I need to hook the ball I can only do it with a strong grip and stiff wrist. People with a slice think they have a problem but a bad hook IMO is way worse
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