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  1. His waggle is the feel of grip pressures and the wrist conditions they produce at delivery (P6). He’s rehearsing getting himself “into a position to hit”. It has nothing to do with his backswing.
  2. FWIW, the photos of Hogan in the above side by side comparison with Maria are pre-secret. They are stills from video shot in Spring of 1947 at Augusta, a few months before he discovered the secret.
  3. Hover every club including putter but only the slightest amount necessary to avoid ground contact. It eliminates any DOWN pressure on the club and thus helps promote a smoother takeaway.
  4. Thanks for the kind words! Hogan left lots of clues like the bolded interview answer and the Five Lessons dust jacket below. Many of them point to the grip ... it certainly received a great deal of attention from him. Ben Hogan: The Golf Magazine Interview By George Peper September 1987 HOGAN: Yes, years ago. When I first started on Tour, I had a terrible problem with a hook and I struggled constantly to learn to fade the ball. Finally, one day I said to myself, “Henny Bogan, you have got to go home and correct this. Otherwise you’re never gonna make a living.”
  5. If you wind your hands together on the top of the handle at setup, it gives you the range of motion to REVERSE those windings after the takeaway and to continue those torques through impact. It produces a very stable clubface as the left arm tries to rotate counterclockwise with the pivot on the DS while the right retains some of its clockwise torque on the handle (from a right handed player’s perspective). The opposing torques are applied with grip pressures, the same ones a Hogan mentioned in 5 Lessons, last three fingers of the left hand and middle two fingers of the right.
  6. OP, just a friendly suggestion ... you might want to ask the mods to move this thread out of the Hogan sub forum and into the main instruction forum. You would probably get many more views/comments by having it moved.
  7. In the last sentence of his answer to the question about being left handed he states ... “But I’m a natural right-hander.” Seems like his use of the word “natural “ might imply that it was not forced.
  8. Check out the interview question and Hogan’s response at the top of the right column ...
  9. Correct. Hogan was right handed, not left handed. He debunked the lefty myth in an interview with George Pepper published in the September 1987 edition of Golf Magazine.
  10. The pic with just the club and Hogan removed is one that helped increase my understanding and awareness of what actually needs to happen in transition. I wanted to see exactly WHERE I needed to move the club. The HOW To, explaining feels and body parts movements, can often be very subjective and interpreted many different ways. Understanding how the club should move in space just gives one an additional perspective that helps in the experimentation process. Ben Hogan once said "experimenting is my enjoyment". If golf could be laid out in a universal, fool-proof, detailed step-by-step process e
  11. Understand how the club needs to move in space to start the DS then feel what it’s like to move it that way. (This is from an actual Hogan swing. I asked a graphics wizard friend to erase Mr. H and to just leave the club.)
  12. “I’ve always had calluses. It’s partly down to hitting a lot of balls, but I’ve always thought my grip slides in the swing a little bit, which isn’t a good thing. People say you must work hard, and I say that I do, but my club also slides around. “Even my coach says ‘you must be sliding, because it’s not good to look like that!’ Your hands also get dirty on a range session, so that picture Kristoffer Broberg took a couple of years ago and posted on social media looks a little worse!” Alex NorenEDIT: The above is a direct quote from Alex Noren!
  13. Guess who these belonged to? ? He probably hit more balls than most and primarily used cord grips. I played cords in the 70’s and had some callouses resembling these. I switched to velvet cords in the 80’s and eventually softer materials. As the grips got softer, there was less sliding in my grip and the callouses became less pronounced.
  14. No thanks! You are reading way too much into what I am saying. The right hand pressures the left hand AND the grip ... it’s running the show, not ceding any responsibility to the left. All I’m saying is that there is a spot on the left hand that if pressured by the right in the correct direction will prevent the left wrist from extending.
  15. Not a TGMer nor advocating a specific TGM stroke pattern ... although I have owned a copy of the little yellow book for decades. I used the PP#1 reference since many on this board over the years are familiar with it to help give a clear picture as to where and how I pressure the left hand with the right. My stock ball flight is a medium trajectory 1-2 yard fade that actually looks like its trying to draw before it falls right. Push draws are no problem ... played a big hook as a kid but through lots of experimentation was able to develop the reliable fade. Again, just sharing what has worked
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