THE SECOND PART OF THE SWING
In presenting Lesson No. 4 in the April 1 issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Ben Hogan writes:
The plane for the downswing is more steeply inclined and is oriented with the ball quite differently from the backswing plane. The golfer gets on this second plane when he turns his hips back to the left at the start of the downswing. This moves his body to the left and automatically lowers the right shoulder. In introducing the backswing plane, we suggested that the golfer-reader imagine that at address his head is sticking out through a hole in an immense pane of glass that rests on his shoulders as it slants up from the ball. Now, on the downswing, as the body moves to the left and the right shoulder is automatically lowered, this causes the pane of glass to shift into a different position....
Continue Lesson No. 4 in next week's issue