Pro Tip of the Week: The Picture That Ruined a Million Golfers

By Wayne | Videos: Pro Tip of the Week

[Premium+Basic] It’s been said a picture is worth a thousand words. Do NOT follow the advice of this picture!

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george layne January 20, 2015

This picture screwed me up for years. The caption said hold this throughout the swing if memory serves. Maybe he thought the swing didn’t get underway until his hands cleared his thigh. Anyway, I wish I had seen this video and got Wayne’s input 10, 20, or 30 years ago. Would have saved me a lot of frustration.

Christian January 20, 2015

I practiced that setup for a long while. Also, I listened to your last video on Mark/Mike Mielke and felt the most important comment was about keeping the left arm close to the chest as you reach impact. When I drive the right arm in front of my body I hit a push about half of the time. Sometimes as much as 30 yards right with an iron.

John January 20, 2015

Rory appears to keep his elbows quite close together and both arms fairly straight in the takeaway.Do you think many kids today will copy that takeaway and end up across the line at the top?

Mark January 21, 2015

There are quite a few things from the book(s) that are little unhelpful. I know this isn’t Hogan’s doing, though. Rather, artistic licence (although, almost Grey’s Anatomy in quality; kudos Ravielli) and exaggeration.

The pane of glass would of taken his head off, for starters.

Ron February 18, 2015

Hi again everyone! Hogan’s Power Golf is so much better: actual pictures of Hogan himself, not interpretive wrong drawings.

I think the real key here is when Hogan says “the hips are pointed to the left so the right elbow can remain bent as the body has a sort of list to the right”

This turning of the hips to the left at setup and listing is golfing gold!

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