"A Word To The Wise"
TO ACHIEVE YOUR "PERSONAL BEST"
1. SET YOUR LEAD HAND @ 90; &
2. ADJUST YOUR BACK HAND
-- AS Mr. HOGAN DID --
ARCH 30 & 45 OVER CLUB!
You'll "QUICKLY ADJUST" To This
-- And Take Your Game --
"STRAIGHT TO THE BANK!"
It is well known that Mr. Hogan made his
"Grip Adjustment" in the Mid - 40s.
His Lead Hand Weakened To A Basic 90 &
His Back Hand Turned To 45 Over Club.
IT IS FAIR TO SAY
-- FROM THIS POINT FORWARD --
Mr. Hogan's game became stellar;
and even after his horrific accident
-- with legs bandaged to the hip --
went on to achieve an additional
"6" of his "9" MAJORS!
In A Phrase:
"GOOD GOLF BEGINS WITH A GOOD GRIP."
( Chapter 1, Sentence 1, FIVE LESSONS )
Discovered 1990 & Shared with Ben Hogan.
HEALTHY GOLF RESEARCH
I well recall the first time I received a formal lesson on the grip.
Said The Instructor:
Be Sure Both Hands Are
"PARALLEL ON THE CLUB!"
(At the time it made a lot of sense.)
Later research of Mr. Hogan confirmed a
"Square Grip" @ 90/45!
I also learned this was only one of many views regarding hand placement and
one famous instructor -- noting a plethora of grip types in golf --claims the grip is
"Not" A Fundamental At All!
-- WHAT A MISTAKE! --
Particularly when study shows that and "ARCHED GRIP"
sets the club straight on line with the Lower Forearms!
Let's also check the
made in Mr. Hogan's "BACK HAND GRIP" beginning in about 1946.
In CHAPTER "1" of Five Lessons Mr. Hogan shows the club in the
Back Hand "2" Middle Fingers with the rest of the hand
"MUCH TURNED OVER" The Lead Hand! @ 45 ( Page 29)
Surely, pointing the "V" to the Back Shoulder is observed in many
successful players and was Mr. Hogan's position in POWER GOLF, 1948.
But this is "NOT" what Ben Hogan advances in the Five Lessons, 1957!
Take a new look at Chapter 1 and discover the "ADJUSTED" Backhand "45" Diagonal.
In fact, you can enlarge the adjacent image and check it with a Protractor.
** Also Check The Ben Hogan GOLF WINDOW on our 13th HOLE!
It features a "BIG BOX" detailing a MAJOR "45" DIAGONAL showing how
ALL ELEMENTS OF BODY & CLUB "CUBICALLY CONNECT" IN HOGAN's SWING!
Notice The Same Holds True For "HOGAN's TWIST!" The Back Forearm Has
The Function Of "REVERSING -&- CONVERTING" Into A Reliable "45" For
SLICE FREE GOLF!
(See Next Page, Item #5/Principle Of "45 CONVERGENCE" At TOS!)
Finally, it is worth noting that almost all players
"DO NOT TURN" The Back Hand As "ADJUSTED" By Mr. Hogan.
IN FACT -- THE HAND IS GENERALLY TURNED
IN THE "OPPOSITE" DIRECTION!
** LEE TREVINO -- a Texas Neighbor of Mr. Hogan --Is Perhaps A Notable Exception!
He is the person often called on by Mr. Hogan to Test Factory Models of Hogan Clubs!
It's my guess Mr. Trevino studied carefully and took a long look at the
HOGAN GRIP -- 1948 vs 1957!
I had the great privilege of studying Mr. Trevino (& Herman)
-- UP CLOSE & PERSONAL --
On The Range "2 Hours AFTER" the Senior Tournament
at the Meadow Brook Club on Long Island in 1993.
It's true that Mr. Trevino could hit a slight fade "at will".
But it is equally true that he could hit "ANY SHOT" at will!
** I was on one knee -- "4 Feet Away' -- on line with the ball.
Very Generous of Mr. Trevino and -- "Quite Special!"
It would be impossible to over-estimate
Mr. Hogan's "45" GRIP ADJUSTMENT in 1946!
Not only did it solve his occasional problem with
but it tapped into the "Power Science" to
AUTOMATE SQUARE IMPACT
Time & Time Again!
Such is the definitive role body science plays in walking, talking, running, jumping and even
"GRIPPING & SWINGING A GOLF CLUB"
In fact, we are naturally geared to perform all skills rather well without extensive instruction!
For example, no child ever had to sign up for a "SERIES of SIX" to become quite good at the basics of human movement!
If for some reason you are "hesitant" about Mr. Hogan's GRIP "45" ADJUSTMENT
learn it and see how easily your swing performs!
For this purpose see the Palm of your Hand as a Square and draw a 45 Diagonal from the base at the Wrist to the base joint of the Index Finger.
All Golf Hand Geometry Stems From Here. This 45 Diagonal helps to
"AUTOMATE SQUARE IMPACT"
and makes you a better player for the
"REST Of YOUR LIFE!"
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