You wouldn’t really expect to find a great amount of similarity between the “upright” swing of Jack Nicklaus and the “flat” swing of Ben Hogan, but in this video I show that they are actually eerily similar when viewed from a skewed face on angle. I thought of making this comparison after responding to a comment on my video “The Lost Art of the Lifted Left Heel” which chastised me for instructing people to push off their right foot to initiate the downswing, saying that was a horrible thing, and that it was actually the left knee that initiated the forward swing. I tried to talk him through it (you can’t shift weight from right to left by moving your left knee. Try it. You just spin around. All you have to do is push the right foot into the ground and bend the right ankle inward and you’re on your way to shifting your weight. Anyway, just to make sure I was right I pulled up some Nicklaus vids, and watching his leg movement closely from a different angle it occurred to me that it looked a lot like Hogan’s, at which point I pulled up these two swings from both guys’ primes. I think you’ll agree with me that it’s a cool comparison.