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Ben Hogans’ Slow Motion Practice Routine

Not so long ago, a video of Ben Hogan appeared on the Internet, where he is seen showing his friends how he practiced. It is obvious that this footage was not meant for the broader public, however, after so much time, we can be thankful for its appearance. The movie was taken at Seminole Golf Club, in a backyard of one of his friends. Take a look at the excerpt of this recently published video (introductory sequence of Tiger Woods added):

Here is an additional great piece of evidence related to Hogan’s training methods. The following video is much older, however. At first glance, it seems that it is just a swing at normal speed in slow motion. However, notice the audience in the background:

It is amazing how smoothly and with such a flow he is able to conduct his swing in slow motion. At first glance, I was sure that this was just a slow motion video. His slow motion swing is a perfect copy of the full speed swing. It is obvious that he practiced golf innumerable hours in this way.

Just recently I discovered another one:

In the above videos we can't see a crucial detail. It is well known that top golfers, and especially Ben Hogan, are (were) able to hit the ball exactly with the sweet spot every time. So, as said, we can’t see, but can clearly understand that in the above footage Ben Hogan is hitting dead on the sweet spot every time during the slow motion drill. If one is not a completely accomplished golfer, he will not be able to do that, and that is why he can benefit from a specially designed precision impact drill before taking to Ben Hogan’s slow motion drill. To find out more, visit TSS PIN dril.

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The Book: Slow Practice Will Get You There Faster

Slow Practice Will Get You There Faster Link between Ben Hogans' mirror practice and his slow motion drillSlow Practice Will Get You There Faster: Link between Ben Hogans' mirror practice and his slow motion drill

by Ernest Dras

In this breakthrough manual, you will learn the way that many great masters and teachers in various disciplines recommend we learn things, the way they developed their amazing skill. It is astounding to discover that, at root, they all eventually excelled in their art using the same approach, and this has been used for centuries in martial arts, in fencing, and, in the post-modern era, in a variety of sports. It is known as the slow motion practice method, and we find it used by virtually all great performers in the world of pianists, violinists, guitarists, and other musicians.

In golf, Ben Hogan exemplified an outstanding example of this method, but he kept it hidden from almost everyone. Slow motion practice was more or less unknown in golf until recently, when some very rare and safeguarded footage of him appeared on the INTERNET demonstrating the technique. In his books, he spoke about swinging in front of a mirror (without a ball) in order to shape the correct form of the swing. However, in the truest sense of the term, he never spoke about the slow motion practice as presented in these videos. However, it is very difficult for a serious golfer to take advantage of this method unless he or she has it explained along with access to directly implement the technique. This is what my book and invention provide to the international golfing public for the first time.

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