CHANNELLING BEN HOGAN
Why I’m looking back 50 years for good advice
Why I’m looking back 50 years for good advice.
I PLANNED MY FIRST FULL YEAR on the PGA Tour in 2008, and by 2012 I felt like I needed to make some improvements in my swing to take the next step and win some tournaments.
I’ve always been fascinated with golf history, and I see Ben Hogan’s swing as the ultimate model of athleticism and e ciency. It’s impossible to look at Hogan’s action and not think there are things you could use in your swing.The equipment might have been different then, but what Mr. Hogan did with those clubs is timeless.
I’ve worked with teacher Wayne DeFrancesco in kind of a new-school way to merge some of Hogan’s classic technique into my game. Wayne and I trade video back and forth of my swing and Hogan’s, and it’s made me more athletic and consistent. I won in 2013 and 2014, and I’m ready to keep it going.