Watch Ben Hogan Explain: “The Most Important Thing in a Golf Swing”

The PGA Tour is in Forth Worth, Texas this week for the 75th edition of the tournament that debuted as the Colonial National Invitation. The maiden winner of the long running event was Texan Ben Hogan, who would go on to win a record five times (1946-47, 1952-53, 1959).

Hogan is also known as having the sweetest swing in golf history, and in a video posted by the PGA Tour, the golf legend provides a swing tip with a focus on the lower body:

Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan: “First off you start down below – with your knees and your hips.”

“Well, the most important thing in a golf swing to me is the movement of the lower body from the top of the swing,” Hogan says in a familiar drawl.

“First off you start down below – with your knees and your hips.

“At the top of the swing, you move the lower part of the body. Not your shoulders. The lower part of your body.

Ben Hogan Swing Tip
Ben Hogan’s key: “At the top of the swing, you move the lower part of the body. Not your shoulders.”

“Letting your arms and hands follow. Bringing you into position to hit.

“But this is the first movement, there. Then you release at the bottom.

“Most people do it entirely opposite. They rotate their shoulders instead of their lower body.

“As a result, they come across the ball and hit the outside of the ball. Instead of back of it.”

Watch: Ben Hogan’s “Most Important Thing in a Golf Swing”

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