Breaking down Ben Hogan’s classic and powerful swing: Swing Study

Breaking down Ben Hogan's classic and powerful swing: Swing Study


Hogan slightly lagged the clubhead during his takeaway. This move allowed him to balance the weight of the club while swinging it “under the pane of glass.”


One of the trademarks of Hogan’s swing was the laid-off move he performed on the downswing. This allowed him to fling the clubhead in front of him and the handle as fast as possible.


Hogan believed hitting the ball hard allowed for a more powerful, and repeatable, swing.

Follow Through

On the follow through after impact Hogan kept his arms in close to his body until the last possible moment. This move made his swing more compact and repeatable.

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