Triangulate Your Swing

Triangulate Your Swing

  There are two key positions in the golf swing that you may have never been aware of, what I call the Two Triangles. These triangles help to regulate the geometry and plane of your golf swing and are key indicators as to the proper functioning of your swing. At top of the back swing […]

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A Lesson with Ben Hogan

A Lesson with Ben Hogan

by: B. J. Hathaway     In 1941 Ben Hogan took the Head Professional job at Hershey Country Club and gave a newspaper golf lesson, a rare find. The instruction information is as relevant today as it was nearly 75 years ago and shows just how much Mr. Hogan understood the golf swing even before […]

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Knowledge and Golf

Knowledge and Golf

by: B. J. Hathaway   It’s unfortunate but most golfers are never given any instruction on how to make contact (the proper way) with a golf ball. And so from the moment they first begin to play golf their swings become infected with poor habits and compensations which are made worse by the band-aid fix […]

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Swinging Left

Swinging Left

by: B. J. Hathaway The phrase “swinging left” is often associated with Ben Hogan and I think it’s a terribly confusing idea for most amateurs. The problem is that most amateurs already swing left or “over the top” on the down swing leading to huge slices and pulls. Then along comes some discussion that Ben […]

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The Bungee Effect

The Bungee Effect

by: B. J. Hathaway   Golf can be very mysterious sometimes can’t it?  You head over for a golf lesson because you’re tired of your slice or some other poor shot and you’re ready for a change. You see video of your swing and get a clear and logical explanation of the fault and how […]

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Your Job in Practice

Your Job in Practice

by: B. J. Hathaway On your next visit to the driving range, I want you to observe the golfers around you and how they practice. Listen in on conversations between golf buddies as they hit balls as well, and I bet you will begin to recognize a trend that exists in your own practice habits […]

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A Plan for Lower Scores

A Plan for Lower Scores

by: B. J. Hathaway   Lower scores, enjoy the game, more distance, be more consistent: those are probably the four most common “goals” that we hear from golfers on the lesson tee. Unfortunately that is about the end of the story for most folks because there is no plan to bridge the gap from goal […]

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The Hogan Project: Week 12

The Hogan Project: Week 12

by: B. J. Hathaway   The last few weeks of the Hogan Project have been at a slower pace than usual but with the same emphasis on allowing the rotational speed of the pivot to produce the correct swing plane and club head speed. I have also discovered a new pivot drill, but for now […]

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The Ball is not the Target

The Ball is not the Target

by: B. J. Hathaway Think about your golf swing and what your real objective is when you swing a golf club. I will often ask a new student what they are trying to do with their golf swing and the answer that most often comes back is “just hit the ball”.  Sometimes I will grab […]

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The Hogan Project: Week 10

The Hogan Project: Week 10

by: B. J. Hathaway   We are now just past ten weeks into this swing rebuilding project focused on the pivot of Ben Hogan.  My goal is to continue to establish and refine specific drills not only for myself but every golfer who wants to improve their golf swing. I have slowed down the frequency […]

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