- Written by Ernest Dras
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.