I realize that Ben Hogan and Moe Norman were great and legendary ball strikers, but I think the enormity of the reverence paid to their swings, drills and ideas is vastly over done.
Listen, I respect what they accomplished and how great they are, so don’t entirely miss my point.
I am not attacking or discounting them.
I am attacking this movement to copy EVERYTHING they did down to exact positions in slow mo video…in search of better golf.
Like Hogan’s slow motion drill where he stops his body and flips his hands at impact. A terrible drill for any amateur to copy. Slowing acceleration, manipulating positions, stopping the turn and flipping with hands to square club?
YUUUUUCK!!!!!!! Let’s accentuate every problem amateur golfers have with a drill.
For the umteenth time I will say they were both great as a result of 8 hours a day of practice, not some magic move or drill they had.
Hogan fought the hooks for years before that 8 hours a day pulled him out of it. Norman had to groove an unorthodox swing tailored to his body.
Why not more reverence for Nicklaus, Jones, Snead…how about Trevino? Like I said before, how about a guy that won on tour with no practice (Lietzki)?
Because some of those guys were over the top and/or played a slice/fade…and we all know those things are terrible and can’t result in good golf…ROFLMAOPMP!!!!!!!
I now wait for all of the replies telling me that Hogan is dead and could still beat me…which is probably true.
Like I have said before…
You can’t just take Hogan’s right wrist angle at P6 and implement that. You have to match everything that leads up to that and create the body movements that created that angle.
What are the odds that…
1. What Hogan and or Norman did is correct for your body and ability?
2. You can implement their entire swing sequence up to the position you want to copy?
3. In your 90 minutes of practice a week you are able to master that exact sequence that it took Hogan and Norman years of 8 hour a day practice.
Seems like a bad idea, doesn’t it?