Received the second disc. WOW!
I've always been a fan of Hogan's 5 Fundamentals and with a few exceptions like set up...Mindy's swing theories seem to dove tail right into Hogan. The trail elbow toward the belly button on the downswing. I never really understood the reasoning until Richard Wax explained it needs to be there to deliver the power from the legs. I realize that video of Hogan does not have him in that position, but it does work nevertheless. It seems Hogan and Mindy were on the same page at times. Frankly, viewing Richard Wax hit balls reveals more about Hogan's Five Fundamentals than Leadbetter, Andrisani, McClean and Hardy combined!
Thanks Jim for taking the time and effort to get these fabulous discs to me.
PS Hit some balls in the backyard...best ever! I'll take it to the course and let you know.
Re Richard's swing: he has the most repeating swing of any amateur I have observed. Note: I haven't seen Julian or Chris swing in person. He could easily make a living teaching golf. But he has a much more enviable job--traveling around the world developing golf resorts!
If you have GtTB you already know the following. About Hogan and Trevino Blake said:
"From the point of view of the reflex technique I have described, the methods employed by Ben Hogan and Lee Trevino cannot be considered 100 per cent pure. The wrists pronate slightly so, even if only to a minor extent, there has to be a hit with the hands, but fundamentally, both of them drag the club through the ball and this is the foundation of their success."
Though he was a modest man, he definitely thought his reflex swing represented a superior technique toward which modern golf was (slowly) evolving. IMO, Hogan and Trevino didn't 'hit with the hands' to any degree but rather they coordinated the use of lower and upper body energy.
Another interesting point: Re his grip Blake said, "This is the grip which javelin-throwers use. It is also the grip employed by Ben Hogan, probably the finest striker of the ball there has ever been." Hmmm. Hogan's grip was a quite neutral grip, Mindy's was stronger. However, on one particular aspect they are on the same page, ie, both thought the trail hand thumb and index finger should not apply any pressure to the club shaft.
Have fun with the reflex swing. SD