Our next pro bio will take a look at PGA golf instructor, Ben Hogan. Ben’s video above gives a quick look into his meticulous approach towards golf instruction and technique.
My name is Ben Hogan and golf has been part of my life since I have been able to walk. I have been playing competitive golf since the age of nine and have played in professional tournaments for the last 7 years. I played NCAA Division I golf for George Mason University and was the team captain my senior year.
As a highly accomplished amateur, I was fortunate enough to have worked personally with Kirk Lucas, an instructor to PGA and LPGA tour players, for over ten years. Recently I have had the opportunity to work with many of my fellow PGA Professionals such as Dick & Mary Canney and Quin & Jimmy Sullivan. Through their knowledge and wisdom I have been able to develop my own teaching methodologies. I have extensive knowledge in techniques and drills to help correct swing faults. I receive great satisfaction from helping students improve and enjoy the great game of golf.
As the late Ben Hogan once said “golf is not a game of good shots. It’s a game of bad shots.” What does that mean? The game of golf was not meant to be played hitting perfect shots every time, but rather minimizing and managing our miss-hits. I believe in and teach this very theory. Most golfers don’t have the time to build a great swing, but with guidance and instruction everyone has a chance to produce their own solid repeating swing.
I believe that the golf swing starts with a solid foundation, which every golfer can accomplish no matter what level they are on. A solid foundation consists of posture, grip, stance / aim, and ball position. Once the foundation is established, a golfer has the ability to produce a consistent repeating swing. Without it, a golfer is doomed before the club goes back.
To help reinforce my instruction, I like giving my students simple drills to perform. I believe swing drills help simplify more complex movements that occur in the golf swing. Drills help to ingrain the proper movement of the swing and make the swing feel more natural.
My main goal as an instructor is not to build robots who all swing the same, but rather to help the student learn about their own swing. I want my students to know why/how I am changing their swing so that they can learn from it and help themselves later down the road.
Looking forward to working with you on all on Share It Fitness,
Look for more information from Ben in the coming months, and as always, check back at ShareitFitness.com in May to book your 1-on-1 lessons with the expert.