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|Ben Hogan's wisdom has inspired many golf instructors, like Chuck Evans and David Leadbetter. (Courtesy photo)|
As Hogan was getting set up he kept directing the person shooting the
video to move the camera so that it would be in the right place - teaching pros that use video take note!
Once he was satisfied with the camera placement he started waggling the
club but in slow motion. Once the waggle was done he started his backstroke - again in slow motion. Once he reached the top of the backstroke he started the downstroke - again in slow motion - all of the way into Impact, follow through, and finish.
One of the ladies present asked, "Benny, why are swinging so slow?"
Hogan replied, "At this pace I can control the golf club and everything in my swing. Whenever I'm working on something I always do it in slow motion. That way I can monitor what I'm doing."
Ben Hogan was way ahead of his time when it came to game improvement and the majority of us would do better if we followed his example.
Here's one of Hogan's best quotes:
"Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing."
August 4, 2006
Chuck Evans, G.S.E.D., a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, is one of only 31 golf instructors worldwide designated to hold a doctorate in golf stroke engineering. He is executive director of instruction for the Medicus Golf Institute and has served as director of schools for the PGA Tour Golf Academy, and as director of instruction for the United States Golf Institute. He is also the author of "How To Build Your Golf Swing."
While live lessons from a good golf professional are always better, if you're going to learn to play or improve your game on your own, the "Butch Harmon About Golf presented by Titleist" series is about as good as it gets. The two-DVD set, which costs $79.95, is broken down into six sections and is very well organized, Mike Bailey writes.
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