Ben Hogan : Explaining the SPC Concept

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This is an introduction vid to the Sagittal Plane Compression concept (SPC) that explains the optimal biomotorics of a human swinging a golf club in a macroscale. The motion that is totally free of conscious thoughts and uses the hard structure of the human body to build the sequence of events. The automatic golf swing is a dream, true, but the SPC concept can put the golfer much closer to this dream…

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knightowl50 says:

Ok, well I have determined that I am pretty stupid. Hardly understood anything he was saying. I need a thesaurus and an English teacher to explain past participles and predicate nominatives to me.

Isn't there any way to explain it without being so technical.

I mean, "The rear side benefits from the TRIGGER COMPRESSION and uses GAINED VELOCITY to lead the PARADE?"


I mean holy shit.

Robert DuPre says:

This video slows the move to the back side enough so if you look for it, you can see both his wrist cock on the takeaway and his lay off. cameras didn't capture images frame by frame fast enough in those days so there is no film that shows the entirety of his move. If you look for it here and if you know what you are looking for, you can see the cup develop, and you can see him drop it down at the start of the downswing. Take the time to look. That is the essence of "Hogan's Secret!"

graham smallman says:

Just come across this,annoyingly it does show a lot of the "secrets" Id thought Id discovered over the last few years! What Im struggling with at the moment is the feeling that the lowerbody is connected but seperate!
For me its my core/torso that fractionally starts the swing but it must cause a screwing of the legs/hips into the ground individually ( ie if hips are 1 unit this causes various forms of swaying)70/30 pressure into ground right leg going back,80-20 left leg going through.

brainfree says:

Wow. It takes some study but I think you have figured it out as well as anyone. Question for you Dariusz, When the expansion phase begins it seems like Hogan is simply falling into his front side, or in other words the force of the lead side catapulting away from the firm rear side is sufficient enough to transfer the COG linearly WITHOUT a true aggressive push off the back foot? Is this what you mean by "the essence of float loading"?

House Mouse says:

This would make a good soundtrack for a ben hogan movie 🙂

S Shambo says:

@h1e2x3 finally someone to explain this scientifically. The crazy thing is I would research so much, and always skip this video as I saw it on the side of the youtube page.. but today I finally looked at it, two months after I figured it out. For the past 2 months I was calling it reverse tension.. and it was doing exactly this (natural limitation!!). It was like magic and now I know why. For the two months, with my right foot, I would use it as a gauge to match the length of my backswing needed. Thank you for explaining this, check out my golf swing video – I think you will like it a ton.

Frank Mcchrystal says:

Automation is not a dream Dariusz. It is a long study to the promised land, but it is definitely not a dream. Thank you again sir.

JayZoop says:

Notice the upper arms and elbows are infront of the chest during the swing. There is no lag. The lag is mostly in the lower arms, wrists and club.

Pedro Oliveros says:

Is there a study done on the ground forces of the feet? Is the lead foot really passive during the back swing or pushing on the ground to assist the rotation?

JR says:

I kinda stink when it comes to all of the technical mumbo jumbo. I just look at what Hogan is doing and figure out what it feels like and then go try it out. When I got something right I can feel it, which makes repeating it easy. However, if it works for you guys that is all that matters. And yes, the music you put to this is very relaxing and it fits a classic swing. Excellent!

홍수환 says:

Hogan's prime time back swing was not full shoulder turn.may be he already develop how to do a "short back swing" at that time long time ago.

Robert Weisz says:

No idea what you are talking about- too complicated, but the music is so beautiful! I watched the video 3 times just to listen to the music. Please tell me where is the music from?

Frank McChrystal says:

Too funny.  And the wife says, "I love that Ben Hogan music."

Frank McChrystal says:

Thanks again Dariusz, another breakthrough today!!!!!  This awesome framework for the golf swing is timeless.

Frank Mcchrystal says:

Ok Dariusz, I will chill.  I am not exaggerating when I tell you that time and time again when I have a question or I am looking for direction the answers always appear right here.  

Frank Mcchrystal says:

Holy Shit Dariusz, the more I study this the better it gets.  It's all right here.  The Mona Lisa and Born To Run come to mind as comparable.  Thank you for your efforts.  Meeting you is on my bucket list.

Jonny Debt says:

the best about about video is sound. use it. dont make me read.

John Freligh says:

interesting concept of compression and expansion. good swing cues to feel. don't mean to split hairs but aren't his movements are in the frontal and transverse planes?

bizallin says:

this is awesome

golfninja says:

One thing to check, if going back you hips sway right, rather than turning into your right hip socket and retaining knee flex. often this leads to a move left weight outside of left foot rather than the inside of the left foot where the left hip can turn around the left hip socket over a straightening left leg. Also if in your 1st move down you leave out a small (2-4inches) lateral left move before turning&clearing but just turn you will spin out. Drill try L to L small swings turn, don't sway.

Jamie Garnett says:

Sorry.. last post. I said this in another post but just before anyone points out that he didn't drop his right foot back with his wedges and short irons. That is because the length and lie angle of the shorter irons allows for the arms to be directly below the shoulders. So, the path of the energy, if sent toward the target, will pull your weight toward the target. It's only when the arms extend slightly outside of the shoulders (usually long irons/woods) that the foot position becomes ESSENTIAL

Jamie Garnett says:

I repeat.. for ALL TO SEE!! : This is a GREAT video, it is.. but the progressive positioning of his right foot with the longer clubs is what allowed Hogan to do what this video is explaining with such consistency. It is POSSIBLE with a square, athletic stance, but it requires the player to be much more active, and therefore much more athletic to accomplish it. Hogan was eliminating the left side of the course, and this is a HUGE part of how he did it. I don't care if it looks funny. TRY IT!!!

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