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Ben Hogan’s golf swing has got to be the most analyzed & scrutinized swing ever. I’m just aghast at the guys on certain sites who’re trying to make money by emulating his swing. One dude has his hat, even got a club deal with Ben Hogan equipment, & is very good at mimicking his set up & finish. But a closer look reveals he’s as close to Hogan’s swing as I’d be to Jennifer Anniston if I put a wig on. It’s a free country & capitalism reigns, but I’m dying to take the stitches outta this guy who’s cashing in on the grave of BH.  I was able to capture a frame of him at impact with the club handle backing up at about his bellybutton. Shall I expose him as a fraud or let him play on with these shenanigans? He’s charging “students” hundreds of $$ and because I think so many golfers are looking for the next big secret they’re being defrauded. So, if you’d like to weigh in on this imposter, who’s very defensive about his methods I’d be interested to hear your thoughts. 

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2 minutes ago, SCOTTYCA said:

Ben Hogan’s golf swing has got to be the most analyzed & scrutinized swing ever. I’m just aghast at the guys on certain sites who’re trying to make money by emulating his swing. One dude has his hat, even got a club deal with Ben Hogan equipment, & is very good at mimicking his set up & finish. But a closer look reveals he’s as close to Hogan’s swing as I’d be to Jennifer Anniston if I put a wig on. It’s a free country & capitalism reigns, but I’m dying to take the stitches outta this guy who’s cashing in on the grave of BH.  I was able to capture a frame of him at impact with the club handle backing up at about his bellybutton. Shall I expose him as a fraud or let him play on with these shenanigans? He’s charging “students” hundreds of $$ and because I think so many golfers are looking for the next big secret they’re being defrauded. So, if you’d like to weigh in on this imposter, who’s very defensive about his methods I’d be interested to hear your thoughts. 

I wouldn't bother. It would just bring more attention to him. He will fade like the 1000 others who claim to know Hogan's secret.

Hogan's secret was simple. To play like Ben Hogan and swing like Ben Hogan, you have to be Ben Hogan.

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1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

To play like Ben Hogan and swing like Ben Hogan, you have to be Ben Hogan.

To read the bios on Hogan, most people wouldn't have wanted to be him either.

The dude makes me sound socially well adjusted. Maybe being that kind of person was a large part of what produced that swing. For the average hacker, imitation should probably only go so far.

 

 

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1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

I wouldn't bother. It would just bring more attention to him. He will fade like the 1000 others who claim to know Hogan's secret.

Hogan's secret was simple. To play like Ben Hogan and swing like Ben Hogan, you have to be Ben Hogan.

I agree...you have to "dig it out of the dirt".

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2 hours ago, SCOTTYCA said:

Ben Hogan’s golf swing has got to be the most analyzed & scrutinized swing ever. I’m just aghast at the guys on certain sites who’re trying to make money by emulating his swing. One dude has his hat, even got a club deal with Ben Hogan equipment, & is very good at mimicking his set up & finish. But a closer look reveals he’s as close to Hogan’s swing as I’d be to Jennifer Anniston if I put a wig on. It’s a free country & capitalism reigns, but I’m dying to take the stitches outta this guy who’s cashing in on the grave of BH.  I was able to capture a frame of him at impact with the club handle backing up at about his bellybutton. Shall I expose him as a fraud or let him play on with these shenanigans? He’s charging “students” hundreds of $$ and because I think so many golfers are looking for the next big secret they’re being defrauded. So, if you’d like to weigh in on this imposter, who’s very defensive about his methods I’d be interested to hear your thoughts. 

Just the same as all the dude's out there who claim to teach Moe Norman's swing. Each one apparently knows Moe's "secret". Each of them teach pretty much the same thing only some are more cultish than others.

 

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3 hours ago, SCOTTYCA said:

Ben Hogan’s golf swing has got to be the most analyzed & scrutinized swing ever. I’m just aghast at the guys on certain sites who’re trying to make money by emulating his swing. One dude has his hat, even got a club deal with Ben Hogan equipment, & is very good at mimicking his set up & finish. But a closer look reveals he’s as close to Hogan’s swing as I’d be to Jennifer Anniston if I put a wig on. It’s a free country & capitalism reigns, but I’m dying to take the stitches outta this guy who’s cashing in on the grave of BH.  I was able to capture a frame of him at impact with the club handle backing up at about his bellybutton. Shall I expose him as a fraud or let him play on with these shenanigans? He’s charging “students” hundreds of $$ and because I think so many golfers are looking for the next big secret they’re being defrauded. So, if you’d like to weigh in on this imposter, who’s very defensive about his methods I’d be interested to hear your thoughts. 

Hmmm...I wonder who you could be talking about !! 

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4 hours ago, SCOTTYCA said:

Shall I expose him as a fraud

I’m quite sure I know who you’re referring to. I don’t see what ‘fraud’ he’s committed? He was a bit of a hacker, became obsessed with Hogan’s swing, and really  dedicated a lot of time trying to apply Hogan’s technique which apparently improved his game. I mean, good for him? He’s hoping he can help others because it worked for him. I don’t see that as being a fraud. I actually watched his video about his experiences and although somewhat entertaining I didn’t find anything amazing that would help me. He was used for a photo shoot because they thought his silhouette resembled Hogan’s. So what? He’s just a super fan and the BH company liked him. There are a lot more people out there getting rich for much worse things no?

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Anyone who is sucessful in playing  pro golf will have their swing copied and taught to some extent. It's the nature of the golf business for personal monetary gain. A few instructors using other's famous swings, will have credibility, but a much larger majority are just charlatans out for quick buck. 

As for Hogan's so called "secret", after reading many books on Hogan, I am inclined to believe his secret was that there was no secret. That he made it up just to mess with the minds of his competition at the time. 

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9 hours ago, Patch said:

Anyone who is sucessful in playing  pro golf will have their swing copied and taught to some extent.

I've never seen anyone teaching Phil Mickelson's swing, and he's had a pretty successful time playing pro golf.

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