Learn Ben Hogans Secret

Here's the brilliant analysis of my Hogan-style swing from Kelvin Miyahira. I'm not there, yet, but I have some new things to work on!

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33 Responses to “KELVIN MIYAHIRA ANALYSIS of MSE!!!”

  1. fullwerkes says:

    Awesome, all the little things add up.

  2. Rob W says:

    hes right you use too much arms and upper body not enough rotation through
    downswing hes right about your arms looks to rigid , hogan has much more
    passive arms they stay loose as he pulls them through the swing with his
    hips and legs, what he talked about in 5 lessons the arms getting a free
    ride down

  3. Les Murray says:

    Some points on Hogan’s swing to consider:

    1) He has probably the best post-impact pivot of any player in the history
    of the game. He brings so much force into the ball because he is
    singularly capable of opposing those forces through his impact rotation.
    You can see in your swing where your club out-accelerates your hands and
    shoulders post impact. He is driving his hips and shoulders so fast beyond
    impact that his club never catches up. This is what helps promote that
    high finish with a square club face.

    2) The comments on how Hogan is holding his right shoulder back going into
    impact is because of the ground forces he is using to resist his hip and
    shoulder rotation. He is really pushing down into the ground and squeezing
    his legs together and this helps resist the pull of the hips and helps
    keeps his shoulders closed coming into the strike.

    3) To really swing like Hogan, you need equipment like Hogan’s – flat and
    heavy. His clubs are probably 5* – 6* flatter than today’s clubs. And
    very heavy too. I think his clubs had swing weights near E range and total
    weights in excess of 15 oz. He also used super stiff shafts – x-stiff
    shafts tipped a couple of inches. Again, heavy, flat and stiff.

    • Les Murray says:

      I think you are correct about Hogan using TGM concepts. I define hitting
      as using active forearm rotation combined with post-impact acceleration to
      impart maximum control on the golf ball. A swinger is going to rely more
      on velocity and momentum into the ball with passive hands. I will agree
      with you on swing weights.

    • Les Murray says:

      JM – which clubs do you have? Also, are you bidding on his ’53 clubs? I
      know someone who would be very interested in getting the specs from his
      clubs – as long as they have been unaltered from his playing days.

    • Rob W says:

      +JM Golf Coaching
      im just giving you the facts from USGA Museum they have Hogans 1953 clubs
      they give all the specs on them

    • Rob W says:

      +JM Golf Coaching
      that would be cool if you would , i really like to know

    • Les Murray says:

      +JM Golf Coaching Thanks for posting those specs. Much in line with what I
      have been told. I thought his swing weights were more head-heavy, but I
      figured the static weights were up there. I did read his driver had a high
      swing weight, but I would have to research that one.

  4. RollYourRock says:

    “Goat Hump” … evocative!

  5. John Webb says:

    Rigid is not the correct analysis. Christo’s going wide on his take away
    which is causing the late right elbow break. There’s nothing wrong with
    this as he’s able to reattach it to the side of his chest on the
    downswing. However, because there is no lateral move to the left, the
    early body rotation stalls at impact causing the right arm to straighten
    prematurely. If done correctly, you WILL have a right toe slide (driver)
    and you WILL easily stand up on your left leg with a straight posture.

    Here is a quote from Joe Dante: (I will add one thing to this. A sitting
    position must be maintained throughout the swing.)

    For a perfect golf downswing, you must move your hips laterally, and not in
    a turning motion.
    There are 3 reasons for this.

    First, When you move your hips laterally to the left from the top of the
    swing, they carry the weight (which has been mostly on the right leg) along.

    They move it toward the approximately equal distribution, at least, which
    you must have at impact.

    Second, since you are twisted and wound up tightly at the top, any turning
    movement of your hips turns your shoulders too.

    It turns your right shoulder around high and toward the ball. Hence, when
    you bring the club down, you have to bring it from the outside in.

    The hips will turn if they are moved laterally, but they are very liable
    not to move laterally if they are merely turned. You can prove this to
    yourself by standing up and moving your hips to the left as far as they
    will go.

    As they near the limit of extension, they will turn and you cannot stop

    At the top of the swing, of course, the hips are turned somewhat to the
    right, maybe 45 degrees, and as you move them laterally they will quickly
    begin to turn back to the left.

    The trick is get them going to the left, laterally, before they turn too

    • Les Murray says:

      One of the keys to the left lateral hip move is by pressuring down into the
      right leg to start your down swing – the “Snead Squat”. With Hogan’s
      fairly straight right leg, this pressure downward moves the hips both left
      and towards the rear. Doing this combined with retaining some axis tilt
      away from the ball really sets you up nicely for a pivot move. Bradley
      Hughes has an excellent video on this called “Transition and Weight Shift”.

    • John Webb says:

      Well said Les.

    • Rob W says:

      what are you doing writing a book ????

    • Les Murray says:

      Not me LOL – though I am on a similar journey as Christo rebuilding my golf

  6. sandman4224 says:

    You are falling slightly off balance. Simple solution: Start with a
    diagonal stance which restrains against too much hip turn and allows a
    smooth transition without an intentional shift. Open those hips and knees
    and square that rear foot. You may need to weaken your grip a little more,
    also. It will feel wide open but trust it and adapt. This will allow you to
    release like Hogan – through the ball instead of at it. h1e2x3’s channel
    and blog explain it well.

  7. Diego Diaz says:

    Saint, exactly. Mr G is in his own adventure with a little help from the
    Masters ideas.
    So far in my golfing life, I’ve yet to see an identical swing to Mr H and
    feel never will either.
    And the biggest insult of all is people think Jason Duf. Swings like
    him…. Absolutely no bloody way !!!!!
    But keep going Mr G , you enthusiasm is second to none. 

  8. Andrew Yim says:

    Kelvin is great! Hes the reason why i disregard the “gimmick” drills and
    really go after the autonomy of my mishits. 

  9. Cecil Canady says:

    What kind of equipment are you using to record yourself? Staying out on my
    own evolution…Thanks for your help in advance! 

  10. Diego Diaz says:

    David Carter, I’m sure there must hundreds of options to chose from. Look
    what’s best for you. 

  11. Ed Floody says:

    G, I requested this and you did it! Awesome stuff and I thank you. I
    think you’re already plenty long. If you’ve eliminated the left side of
    the course then move on to other areas of your game. Distance control,
    putting, etc. So much good stuff written in the comments, Hogan swinging
    left and his equipment. Can you sound off on these? Thanks again for

  12. Karl Myers says:

    I had Kelvin evaluate my swing and a few years back and he is very astute
    and brutally honest. I admire you Christo for putting it on the line like
    you did. He was similarly candid in his assessment of me. He was gracious
    enough to do a follow-up. 

  13. The Rifleman says:

    Hey Christo, on your set up with your left foot. Instead of turning your
    left foot out from your heel. Turn your heel in from your toes.

    • myswingevolution says:

      Not sure what you are describing… I’ll try it if I understand it better.

    • The Rifleman says:

      +myswingevolution .
      Hogan said you should flair your left foot out a little at address. Most
      people just flair their foot out by turning it out from the heel. Instead
      of turning it out from the heel. Turn your left heel in from the top part
      of your left foot. I can probably show you better than I can tell you.

  14. John M says:

    Christo, mate, your swing and Mr Hogan is an inspiration to me and I’m sure
    a lot of people. Cheers

  15. François Guimond says:

    Hey Christo, what do you think about the impact snap from Kelvin Miyahira?

    • myswingevolution says:

      I haven’t used it so I can’t say. I like what it promotes, but I have
      never been one to use training aids in general.

    • François Guimond says:

      +myswingevolution . In your vidéo “Ben Hogan Release” you explain the
      supination left wrist…Is this the same concept as Kelvin Miyahira release
      with the impact snap?

  16. Andre van Staden says:

    Best analysis of a golf swing I have seen!

  17. kilroy escalante says:

    Looks good ,but to jumpy to soon with ,a lillle to much arm
    extension,almost there.

  18. Dominic Giudici says:

    This video is amazing. As I watch, I realize that I am doing the exact
    opposite as Hogan, and I have watched Hogan’s swing thousands of times. My
    left hip is moving forward in the backswing and my Right shoulder is
    internally rotating too quick in my downswing. This is going to take a lot
    of work, but its nice seeing what I am doing wrong in comparison to Hogan.
    But I have a quick question. Do you think the same with short game shots?
    (i.e. Pitching?) This is great explanation!!!

    • myswingevolution says:

      +Dominic Giudici I think of pitches the same way but many pros think of the
      pitches and chips as more arms than body. Thanks for watching!

  19. Mark Ingram says:

    All right i am going to put my expert opinion in here. I think your swing is very
    close to Hogan. If there is any change as far as impact position, I would
    go back to what Hogan said in his writing. He spoke in Power Golf that he
    dug in with his right inside shoe prior to the takeaway. Hogan even had his
    golf shoes custom made in England with longer spikes placed on the inside
    of the right shoe. Hogan would thrust his right knee in at impact and
    credited this thrust with much of his amazing distance. I listened to what
    Jack Burke said about Hogan. Mr. Burke believes that no one should try to
    duplicate every intrinsic small move of Hogan or anybody else. Follow
    Hogan’s fundamentals and realize that you have a different build and
    physiology and it is foolish to try and clone Hogan. Your swing looks
    almost identical to Hogan now. Sam Snead always dicouraged people from
    trying to copy his swing exactly. Snead’s quote was “If you kill a man’s
    personal mannerisms, you ruin him in any sport.” If you want to read an
    enjoyable and informational book by Snead read “Education of a golfer”.
    Great read!

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