Ben Hogan’s Pane of Glass Bruce Devlin Moe Norman

Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons, illustration of the now Famous “Pane of Glass”

Bruce Devlin and Moe Norman perform the backswing as Hogan advocated.

A majority of amateur golfers would benefit by staying on there backswing plane. There’s been much debate over whether body type, upper arm length vs lower arm length etc. could match up to a lower arm plane at the top of the backswing but from my experience a lot of that talk is hogwash. I’ve seen short built golfers with similar backswing planes to Bruce Devlin’s and Moe Norman’s and taller men with backswing planes as well. So it is possible that just about any golfer can establish a lower lead arm position at the top of the backswing.