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Is this a photo of Ben actually swinging? Or is he demonstrating/practicing a drill? The position he is in, in this photo, appears different from many of the other shots of him at this stage in his swing. Also, he appears to have a club on the ground behind his right foot with 2 balls lined up along the shaft. Did he just drop it there or is he using it as a reference point of some kind?

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Doesn't look like a real swing for sure. I really doubt anyone would be standing in front of him to take a picture if he was actually hitting a ball either.

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Judging by all the balls in front of his left foot, he's obviously on the range.  I suspect he's demonstrating "something" for the crowd.

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He might be trying to fire a ball at the camera man-- Mr. Hogan didn't like being bothered while on the range...  B)

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Judging by all the balls in front of his left foot, he's obviously on the range.  I suspect he's demonstrating "something" for the crowd.

Yes, Im sure he is demonstrating "something". However, what do you believe the "something" is, that he is demonstrating?

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His stance looks open, left toe angled out quite a bit, and he appears to be holding the club off.  So, my guess is a lob or high cut shot.

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His stance looks open, left toe angled out quite a bit, and he appears to be holding the club off.  So, my guess is a lob or high cut shot.

 Good call - I remember watching Seve hit lob shots with a 3-iron in a similar manner.

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Yes, Im sure he is demonstrating "something". However, what do you believe the "something" is, that he is demonstrating?

I think Kenny nailed it, a lob or high cut shot!

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Yes, Im sure he is demonstrating "something". However, what do you believe the "something" is, that he is demonstrating?

 

As I see it:

 

We all know that he was a visionary. I believe,  :D , that he was such a visionary, that he took a funny looking swing for the camera just because he knew 50 years or so into the future, a bunch of guys would sit and try to figure out just what in the H*** he was doin. 

 

But if I am wrong, I pray he wasnt trying to hit a cut shot. Seeing as I hit a cut shot (read SLICE) every time, I pray I dont look like that when I swing. 

 

and if THAT isnt right, I dont think he was swinging at all. I think he was setting up to hit and then Gene Sarazen threw a ball at him. The blur of the club is him trying to get it to the ground so he doesnt fall over......

 

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Doesn't look like a real swing for sure. I really doubt anyone would be standing in front of him to take a picture if he was actually hitting a ball either.

 

 

yes you are right he may giving a pose to photographer.

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