Sometimes the best advice comes from the past. GOLF Teacher to Watch Kelvin Kelley breaks down some of his favorite things.

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There are many great golf swings from the past that we can learn from. Although technology has changed the trajectory of the game and to some extent the swing, there are still key moves from these swings that enhance the shot nicely. Here are the components of five immortal twists that can help you in your playing.

1. Ben Hogan’s hip speed

We start with the most famous golf swing of all time, Ben Hogan. But what I like about a hammock is something that is often overlooked: its ability to stay closed with its body in the inclined state. Hogan cleared his hips to the target, but only at the most effective time. Above is a picture of the moments before the collision and then through the ball. Notice how his left side is still pre-collision, with his shoulders being more square to the ball than his hips, which are rotating toward the goal. From here he was able to hit her hard with the right side of his body which enabled the face of the bat to keep his body through the impact. Hogan talked about dislocating his hips from the top of his swing, but he actually did otherwise. Getting into this closed position is a powerful way to hit the golf ball.

2. Peter Thompson setup

When you think of simple, sturdy, and repeatable golf swings, you think of Peter Thompson. The beauty of the Thompson hammock actually lies in its structure. In the photo above, notice how Thompson’s right arm is folded and bent, under his left arm. This drops his right shoulder below his left, putting his body in a great position at the top.

Thompson simply has predetermined angles of his impact site. Doing so made it easier to find the shock position, causing less moving body parts. From the address location it created it can wrap around the original spine angle. This is why the Thompson swing is considered one of the most easy and simple swings ever.

3. Nick Faldo’s Takeaway

The key to Nick Faldo’s golf swing is in the takeaway. The first two legs the club swings backwards adjust the sequence of the entire golf swing. Upon rebuilding his swing in 1985, Faldo and his coach realized the importance of this. Faldo would spend countless hours “prep” the club at hip height and then start swinging from that position. Here is this preset position.

The head of the racket must travel the farthest in the back, so it must move first. Once the club is moving, the hands will move along with the arms. Then the arms pull the shoulders around, pulling the chest, hips, and finally the knees. This creates a file position at the top. Not only does this set the takeaway to the correct sequence, but this is a similar situation where the shaft and body are at that point in the downward swing.

4. George Knudson’s body movements

Knudson’s swing is known to have one of the best body movements in the history of the game. Another effective and robust looking golf swing, what stands out is the way his lower body works. Knudson does a great job of “maintaining the gap” between his knees throughout the swing.

In the backswing, Knudson loaded up his glutes, rotating from his upper thigh. As a result, his knees moved slightly. And upon impact, he maintains this distance between his knees. This is an indication that he was not overusing his lower body or needed to recover in a swing state. Another valuable feature is that he has maintained a slight bend in his left knee. This allows him to move more athletically across the ball.

5. Nick Price

Price has one of the most recognizable transitions from swing back to swing back in the game. Price makes the column retract more vertically in the backswing only to flatten out horizontally early in the transition. This early move allows the price to spin through the ball trapping the ball from an internal path.

The steep to shallow motion is the product of his alteration in the elbow lines visible from below the line. In the backward movement, Price keeps his right arm and elbow slightly above his left. In the transition, his right elbow drops below the left, resulting in a superficial baton. This is similar to how the arm works when throwing a ball. When you throw the ball, your elbow will work inward in a transmission that transfers the energy to throw it.

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Kelvin is a top-tier PGA professional golfer in San Francisco, California. He has taught at some of the best golf clubs in the Bay Area, which include Olympic Club and Sonoma Golf Club. He is TPI certified and certified by the Callaway and Titleist club fitter. Kelvin sought advice and learned under many of the game’s top coaches, including Alex Murray and Scott Hamilton.

Kelvin works with his students to develop an effective golf swing. Swing is repeatable, strong, and strives under pressure. It welcomes golfers of all skill levels but is geared towards the most committed golfer. Along with swing instructions and short instructions, Kelvin is an expert in training both on and off the course. This includes mental preparation, developing practice procedures and developing session strategies.