I hadn’t studied this particular face-on view of Hogan with the grid in the background in some time, so when I popped it up the other night and started looking at it there were so many cool things going on that I got inspired to do a video. I spend most of the video pointing out things that people tend to get totally wrong when it comes to Hogan’s swing, focusing especially on the width and the right loading in the backswing, the swing length, and the right arm action. If more people would just spend the time watching these moving swings and not on static photos they would have a much better idea of what Hogan is actually doing. Another interesting segment of the video has to do with the camera change to view taken from above and down the line, starting when Hogan is seemingly at the top of his swing. Looking at the full face on swing, however, shows beyond any doubt that the starting point in the DTL view is not the top of the swing but is after the transition has started. Hogan’s driver swing goes well past parallel (which it did all through his greatest years), but as you can see the DTL view starts with the shaft parallel to the ground. What is missed here is what would have been a great view of Hogan’s right elbow moving inward, but instead we skip those frames and start at what appears to be the top of the swing. I have seen this sequence used to illustrate a completely different right arm action (where the upper arm stays at his side instead of driving in front of the chest), but it is obvious that the crucial moments are skipped. The swing is indoors and thus might have an asterisk placed on it, which is why I include the face on driver swing from Augusta in 1947, which again demonstrates all the same characteristics.