How I Learned to Swing Like Ben Hogan

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In this video I tell the story about what I worked on to create my Ben Hogan-style golf swing.

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33 Responses to “How I Learned to Swing Like Ben Hogan”

  1. Aaron Leahy says:

    3 more years of practice and you can take your game to the champions tour!

  2. charly yoo says:

    Inspirational CG! Your swing looks so effortless and smooth.

  3. Pdx Hak says:

    Left hand right pocket. What a great swing thought!

  4. sandman4224 says:

    Your mid life crisis was not wasted on fast cars and women 😉 Kudos!

  5. J. P. Montpellier says:

    I took lessons from George Knudson 35 years ago. He would say that the golf
    swing was rythem and balance and never do anything at the dienes if
    balance. You mom ami have mastered both. Bravo ,! Just a joy to watch…..

  6. J. P. Montpellier says:

    Sorry I ment the exoense of balance….

  7. J. P. Montpellier says:

    I guess I can’t spell as well…s/b. Rhythm and Balance ,..

  8. Jancen says:

    How far are you driving the ball now? How about 5 years ago? I’m stuck at
    245 yards and I’m basically all arms.

    • myswingevolution says:

      +Jancen Solid drives are 285. I can hit it over 300 and when I was last
      fitted I maxed out at 115 mph with my driver swing.

  9. Charles Piette says:

    That last one at 24 sec looks smashed!!

  10. Jonathan Sandor says:

    Maybe if you didn’t raise up and straighten your right arm so quickly, you
    wouldn’t hit those pulls so often…. better than the old swing though…

  11. gbvoul says:


  12. moreme40 says:

    I struggle with an overly steep outside in downswing. It would make sense
    to make a deeper flatter backswing to make more room to swing down from the
    inside, but this is really tough for me. Any drills to flatten out my
    backswing ?

    • myswingevolution says:

      Try to loop it outside on the backswing, and loop it under on the downswing
      with the Hogan Roll.

  13. GrayGhosting says:

    I finally broke down and bought his Hogan Code video. I was somewhat
    reluctant for two reasons. One because I have been on a Hogan swing
    evolution myself for about the same amount of time as Christo and this year
    I finally think I have figured out all the elements of Hogan’s swing and
    know why and how each element worked the way it did and that knowledge did
    not come easily. The second reason is that I have seen all of Christo’s
    videos and thought he might not have that much more to offer besides a
    nicely produced encapsulation of his swing evolution.

    Having said that, while intellectually I have a very good grasp of the
    swing, I still have not been able to physically put all the elements
    together at the same time like Christo has done – but I feel I am so
    close. So I thought I would take a chance on the video – if nothing else I
    get to hear someone talk knowledgeably and passionately about the Hogan
    swing, since no one I know understands or cares about such technicalities.

    Anyway I bought his video and am glad I did. It is the best explanation of
    a golf swing I have ever seen, especially the Hogan swing. It is detailed
    and comprehensive with plenty of explanation on what, why, how and how it
    feels. I would say I had already figured out 95% of what Christo is
    teaching but to hear it from someone who has succeeded in puting it all
    together into a great swing gives me confidence that my ideas are correct.
    I have read both of Hogan’s books and watched about every YouTube video of
    and about Ben Hogan but no one has put it all together like Christo in his
    video. My only regret is I didn’t have this video 6 years ago when I
    started my quest for the Hogan swing; I believe I would have gotten to this
    point and beyond a couple years and thousands of range balls earlier. I am
    61 yrs old and time is running out.

    If you want to develop a Hogan like swing, buy Hogan’s 2 books, watch lots
    of photos and videos of Hogan swinging and buy The Hogan Code video. The
    only thing better would be to have a Hogan swing expert to personally coach
    you through your swing evolution – like Mr. Garcia. Beware of teachers
    that draw from Hogan’s swing – ala carte – sometimes just to drop Hogan’s
    name to give validity to their teachings. Your Mercedes isn’t going to go
    far if you remove even one piece of the engine, and so it is with Hogan’s
    swing. Garnering tips and insights from around the web will take you on a
    circuitous and frustrating path while you try to separate the wheat from
    the chafe. You need to focus on one swing. The Hogan swing isn’t the only
    great swing, but if this is the swing you want to emulate then this is THE
    video for you – to the best of my knowledge it is without peer.

    Oh and if you have been following this channel for years and think you have
    already seen all Christo has to offer – think again. The Hogan Code
    represents the matured ideas of Christo’s evolution – some of which
    contradicts his early thoughts on the swing. And the explanations are far
    more detailed and complete. In short, this is easily the best investment
    you could make toward a Hogan swing. I think this will become a classic.

    • coastalBrake says:

      So how was the video?

    • myswingevolution says:

      Sir, I am truly honored by your assessment of my work. You are doing it so
      you know full well how much goes into it. That being said, the promised
      land is there for those who try. Cheers!

  14. e james says:

    when you reach the top of your leg lift you want to stick your rear end out
    towards the plate while keeping your head steady..Most people want to bend
    their left leg but that’s not the move.First you stick your rear out while
    you’re extending your arms and left leg. This will give you the room to
    deliver the ball from a powerful inside to out motion.
    Same thing happens from the top of your backswing .You shift the hips to
    give yourself room for the inside -out motion.

  15. roosterinboro says:

    Christo, I really enjoy watching your vids. I’ve been reading 5 Lessons
    since about ’79-80, when I found an original hardcover copy from the 1950’s
    on my dad’s bookshelf. I was frustrated with how I played; was about a
    year or so into hitting the local muni’s with dad’s clubs and I WAS A
    HACKER. Spent the winter digesting the chapters and really digging into
    the book. By spring I had a brand new golf game. Having been a Hogan fan
    since that time period, I can say with confidence that you have one of the
    closest versions to Hogan’s swing I’ve seen. Good on you for recognizing
    there’s work to be done in your own swing, because you look like you’ve got
    most of it down. I have to ask you, however…are your irons a custom lie
    (flatter?) Keep up the good work, it’s a pleasure watching your golf

    • myswingevolution says:

      Thank you. There’s not getting around the fact you have to work at it
      pretty hard, too! My Hogan clubs are 1 degree flat.

  16. Kevinllululala Cwb says:

    You need to work on your short game to brake that barrier

  17. Joker The Joke Man says:

    Christo, your swing at 0:07 is bueno! Nice work.Very much Hogan and Jason
    Dufner like. What do you think of Dufner’s swing? I think it has much the
    same principals and concepts of what you discuss, and take from Hogan’s

    • myswingevolution says:

      I like Duf’s swing a lot. I loved it when he won the PGA. His coach told
      him to go “ball strike them to death!”

  18. Dustin Sayre says:

    Just curious what your average driving distance is ?

    • myswingevolution says:

      I’d say around 290. I was on Trackman recently and hit some around 317, but
      I lose control swinging that hard.

  19. AmbitionZ VapeR says:

    man I so want to do this and make the leap to changing my swing but I feel
    like I don’t want to go backwards… I gold once a week maybe 2 because of
    work and I do youtube videos as well. but I can shoot in the 80’s as well I
    have shot a 77 once 2 years ago because I was golfing 4 days a week. but
    man that whole Shangri-La position confuses me and I know I am an upright
    vertical golfer… I used to have a VERY flat dwing and changed it… I
    feel like I have to get the middle of those 2 and I have but consistency is
    my problem…..? driving it 220 yards is no good for a 6’2 250 pound 34
    year old! I should be hitting it almost 300 yards and in the fairway… if
    I could hit it 250 and in the fairway I would be good. my putting is on
    point and chipping is good but driving 3 woods and distance is off… I
    feel like my flight is good too but I just need consistency and distance…
    any tips? or should I try to do the whole swing thing with Hogan? where
    would I start being so busy??? thanks love your vids!!!!

    • myswingevolution says:

      I would worry about the Shangri-La position as much as building a
      consistent release. You can do it but it will take some time. I would start
      with what I describe as the Claw and move up from there. And, believe me
      you will soon be hitting it much farther.

    • AmbitionZ VapeR says:

      +myswingevolution do you have a vid on the claw?

    • myswingevolution says:

      +AmbitionZ VapeR Many. Look up MSE the Claw.

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