With apologies to William Devane, who I like very much, 35 years ago there was a non Academy award winning movie called “Bad News Bears in Breaking Training.”
Like most sequels, it had some entertainment value, but didn’t live up to the original.
In that movie there was a character named Carmen Ronzonni, the pitcher.
He could imitate the wind up and pitching motions of several pitchers like Luis Tiant and Catfish Hunter. He also almost got all of their asses kicked when he was nearly beaning the hitters on the other team in the head, during a pickup game.
When the coach (Devane) said to just “Throw it here,” he whizzed a strike at will.
The point. Don’t copy the swings of tour players and run from any instructor who puts you side by side with a tour player and starts pointing out the differences in your swings and all the positions they hit that you should hit.
Using a tour player as an example of something they are trying to get you to do is one thing.
The only time I do it is to show people who have slow backswings they are slow, when Ernie Els makes contact before their backswing is done.
Showing how a good player doesn’t move their head toward the target to start the downswing, etc.
Let me reiterate my original point. Don’t copy Hogan. You can’t get to those impact positions. You are also unlikely to get where he was at the top, or mid downswing as well. It’s not anatomically possible for nearly everyone.
Since you don’t have 10 years of 8-10 hours a day of practice, you also are unlikely to have the time, as that’s how long he took to perfect that move.
Soap Box broken. Thank you for listening.