The Ben Hogan Swing Project – Take 33 Plane line Training – 7-20-12



Learn Ben Hogans Secret

Been training at home with a homemade heavy club. I added lead tape to my 5metal and metal driver. I may have added a liiiiiiiiitle too much tape. I used it in the basement for a few days then finally got a chance to weigh it.

5 metal Taylormade r580
……….418grams
……….33.0625 balance point from grip end
………G8.6 swingweight

Driver Taylormade r5 9.5degree
……….451grams
……….33.6875 balance point from grip end
………G9.9 swingweight

Overall, clubs feel heavy when I hold them and waggle, but when I swing at the ball, doesn't feel much different than before I added the tape.

I should have weighed my clubs BEFORE I added tape. In listening to some people, I kept hearing that today's clubs are soo much lighter and upright compared to old-school equipment. I just figured it was light cause it was metal and I got it a couple of years ago. At some point, I'll take the tape off and see what it's stock weight is.

And I have no idea what my head and grip weight are. I only weighed the complete club.

Overall, clubs feel heavy when I hold them and waggle, but when I swing at the ball, doesn't feel much different than before I added the tape.

For this weeks drills, I've built a plane line contraption in the basement that I use to remind my body to keep the shaft on plane line as much as possible, mainly during the downswing. Reviewing this video, I'm getting better at staying on plane coming down but I'm still way off.

I have an idea how to get even closer to the downswing plane. Will be working on that next week. Basically, instead of having the feeling of hitting AT the ball from the top (which causes me OTT), I have the feeling of hitting the target line to the right of me….just gotta hit it more behind me.


9 Responses to “The Ben Hogan Swing Project – Take 33 Plane line Training – 7-20-12”

  1. brewmaster95060 says:

    Looping over the top.

  2. brewmaster95060 says:

    youtube search “Bradley Hughes Golf- The Right Arm”

  3. brewmaster95060 says:

    and “Bradley Hughes Golf- Impact and the Flat left wrist”

  4. brewmaster95060 says:

    and “Bradley Hughes on Hogan”

  5. brewmaster95060 says:

    “Bradley Hughes Swing Path & Lie Angles Part 3”

  6. brewmaster95060 says:

    @ 0.14 elbow away from body and straight

  7. brewmaster95060 says:

    get a big belt put it on put your right arm thu it so elbow is held to side
    make small 1/2 to 3/4 swings to feel body turning and squaring club face
    tru ball

  8. ant7797 says:

    Whew brewmaster95060, I think you threw too much at me at once. Advice
    well-taken. The OTT I am definitely aware of, but I’m working on something
    else here. It’s during the upswing, wel before the transition and the rest
    of the swing. A small micro move. And its going good. yeeeeehawwwww! I’m
    excited.

  9. ant7797 says:

    Yep, understood Alex. I’ve gotten 23 persons giving me great advice on the
    swing. I’m glad to hear all of the suggestions, but this project is “a
    basic test of observational learning. Is it possible to teach the body to
    do an entirely unknown movement using video analysis and repetitive
    training?” It’s part of a thesis. So, as painful as it is, I have to go
    through all this stuff. I have to tweek and tweek till the OTT disappears.
    I’ve seen your swing Alex………lookin good!!!!

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