The Ben Hogan Arm Drill

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The Ben Hogan Arm Drill
Category: Swing Drills
Sub-Category: Arms, Follow-Through

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | The Ben Hogan Arm Drill

Ben Hogan had several great drills in Five Lessons. My favorite one was where he hooked his arms into his body and did mini swings. This is done with the arms staying connected to the body. He said the arms swing the club like the pendulum of a clock. Elbows remained glued to the sides. Now when you watch him demonstrate the drill in the pictures the elbows slightly come off of the body but the feeling is that they stick in close to you. So it looks like this at address and then what you are going to do here is to allow the club to swing when the body swings the club. That is very different from the arms swinging the body, it is the body moving the club. So the motion of the club is transmitted from the center of your body, the engine of the swing comes from right in here. You can build this up a little bit. He only wanted you to do these little half swings and when you finish you can see that my elbows are glued to my sides right there. I am not disconnected, my arms are not up, a lot of people block through impact. This is a great little drill to feel the big muscles of the golf swing in action. The golfer is using his big muscles to hit the golf ball. This little drill right here, right out of Five Lessons, is fantastic.

About the Instructor
Jim  McLean
Jim  McLean
Jim McLean Golf School
Doral Golf Resort and Spa
4400 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
Tel: 800-72-DORAL

Jim McLean runs the Jim McLean Golf Schools, considered by some the world's finest. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #3 instructor in the world.


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