Ben Hogan & George Knudson The Secrets in the D

Learn Ben Hogans Secret

Well finally found footage of both these great golfers to use and hope you enjoy watching these two using ground forces and great footwork to strike the golf ball like no one before or since. keep it

9 Responses to “Ben Hogan & George Knudson The Secrets in the D”

  1. 555Trout says:

    Andrew,just stumbled across this and thought I’d ask you a question: I’m a
    fellow pro and have taught for 30 years and I liked your pairing of George
    and Ben, but I think you’ve got something wrong here and I wanted to ask
    you something and then expound… So I ask:How would the arms and hands be
    “pulled” down by “pushing off the right foot/leg?Can’t happen. A push from
    the right leg cannot, will not pull the club down. Think about it. There is
    no “push” in the best golf swings. The right leg for all practical
    purposes is dead past about 3/4s of the upwswing. Acting just as a stable
    brace. Its force vector moving into body. The “weight shift”, and I use
    that term loathingly because there is no body mass shift, only pressure
    shifts from leg to leg until post impact when the arm/club unit pulls the
    body mass balanced over the left leg. The pressure shift occurs when the
    left leg flexes, intentionally and timed at the correct moment. This
    deweighting of the left leg pressures the right stable braced right leg
    momentarily, before the natural fall back into the left leg. Its this fall,
    this vertical downward force that “pulls” the golf club back earthwards.
    And only that. Any “push” off the right leg is crash city. There is immense
    pressure on the right leg pre fall, but no push. Once the club gets below
    mid body with shaft pointed earthward, then the left leg extends, pushing
    up and back, and the pelvis moves up and back. And there’s your “bull whip”
    idea. As a side note, the rt leg collapses, goes limp asap as soon as the
    fall left lands the body mass pressure on the left leg. This intentionally
    collapsed and limp leg then becomes an inertial force to swing around and
    against on the upward part of follow through. Exactly how we throw for
    example. You think about what I’m saying, cause I’m right. :)I just hate to
    see the “push” stuff cause it doesn’t work. If you push of the right leg
    with the club above you it creates a force that guarantees OTT w/o some
    goofy compensatory move, or worse, a passive gravity type transition, where
    one loses a tremendous amount of space/time that one could use to
    accelerate the club. Not to mention its frkn impossible to time that day in
    day out.The other problem with the incorrect “push” notion is that most
    humans/students are horrifically one sided in their bodies. And most often
    right sided. Their right leg is much “stronger” and much more hard wired to
    their brain, just like their right arm/hand. And any focus on It will doom
    them to overuse. When in actuality, I believe the golf swing is much more,
    if not totally a left legged event, short of the initial simple stable
    bracing of the right leg. There is no push. Only pressure as the left leg
    deweights and the fall proceeds. You cannot get vertical forces from
    pushing, and you need vertical forces because the club is above you. The
    only vertical force available is gravity, and to get it you must let the
    body fall into the left leg. Ben is so sneaky the way he does it, but watch
    closely and you’ll see it. There is an extra flexion of the left leg pre
    transition. Extra, in the sense that it is not accommodating the turn any
    longer. That’s the deweight. Nicklaus does it vividly and obviously when
    you know what you’re seeing. As all the great strikers do. Watch the great
    baseball hitters. Same thing.Anyway, I liked your enthusiasm in the video
    and I liked that you selected Knudsen with Hogan. One of the great swings
    and great strikers George was. Too bad he couldn’t putt to save his life.
    Not in the same league as Ben though, cause he did “push” somewhat and had
    too much lateral motion for no reason. However, he did so with a fantastic
    deweight and crash into the left leg also. Beat enough balls and he could
    do it, but mere mortals cannot do that. And it is totally unnecessary. His
    super wide stance was related to his need to do that. But not the best it
    could have been.Ponder what I’m saying. Experiment with it. Stop pushing.
    Think vertical forces only with the legs. The lateral motion comes from
    falling from one leg to the other, but the forces the leg create are only
    vertical. Like running. I believe Hogan once said, that he “ran at the
    ball”. Exactly.Keep the faith and keep trying to make players better.:)over
    an out,R.

    • MrStianw says:

      +555Trout I disagree with some of the things you are saying. A push from
      the right leg, or as other would say “starting the weight shift”, if done
      correctly will result in a person dropping his right shoulder while moving
      his hips slightly towards target which then causes the arms and hands to
      drop further down

  2. Andrew Linch says:

    A very long comment ,but will do my best to reply, what you say is the rear
    leg plays no part in the forward swing ,I disagree with you as Ben Hogan
    lost a US Open due to his rear foot slipping on downswing causing a Hook ,
    when i boxed I used my my whole body to punch rear leg to brace on turn and
    push ( transfer if you like) going forward Pete Cowan calls it the Pyramid
    of power move World No 1 or 2 golf coach so pretty succesful, the move is
    subtle but a good golf swing uses the whole body to create power just like
    Pitchers ,boxers etc do,, your method sounds a bit Stack and Tilt, which i
    am not a fan of at all. Plus the arms are pulled down by the body moving,
    ie my fist move fast because the arm was relaxed and my Kinetic chain
    created the speed also like a baseball pitcher when throwing a pitch. that
    is why i like the Bullwhip analogy as the but of the whip is the feet and
    the tip is the club head . a small movement in the hand creates incredabile
    speed at the tip.
    Anyway that is my thoughts and beliefs on the subject, take care.

  3. Haohui Tang says:

    totally agreed!!

  4. Brian Sulzbach says:

    Golfers who have a lot of lateral motion tend to have ball positions that
    are more forward.

    • Andrew Linch says:

      +Brian Sulzbach interesting point Brian , my thought is if you slide you
      alter where the club will bottom out in the swing as you have moved your
      centre, I am trying to slide less myself at the moment, I want the swing as
      simple as possible not full of compensations.

  5. madesteve1 says:

    the more vertical your swing is, the more you’re gonna feel that gravity
    plays a part with the arms coming down and the harder it is to get the hip
    and leg action to pull the arms down into position and capture the ball.
    the pushing action is allowed by the flatter rotation with zero slide. you
    are doing an elvis presley with your hips and legs but the leading hip
    pulls back and slightly up. with this action you will feel and understand
    why hogan said you cannot move the hips too fast. you can turn around super
    fast but never loose balance whilst the arms and club do a figure 8 from
    above as they are dragged by the drive of lower body action.

  6. Youngsun Kim says:

    I love your explanation. thanks.

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