Ben Hogan and Bubba Watson Power Secret – Two Centers in Golf Swing by Sam Shah

http://www.PivotPro.Net – Did you know the golf swing has two centers, an upper, and a lower?

The upper center is located in the middle of your sternum or the top button on your golf shirt (if you have it buttoned). The lower center is located slightly below you belly button.

Developing a better understanding and the role it plays in your golf swing will result in more consistent and powerful swing.

Controlling both of your centers will lead to better contact every time.
At address the top center should be slightly away from the target as compared to the lower center, this leads to having a slight tilt of you spine away from the target, which is the correct address position.

During the down swing the lower center moves laterally while the top center will remain slightly behind or at top of the ball. This allows the hands to come down naturally and promotes full extension of the arm past the impact.

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  1. Hello SlimJim49Q, Thanks for the question. If you are slicing the ball chances are that your UPPER CENTER is getting PAST the ball at impact.

    Please make sure that at impact your upper center of your chest stays slightly behind or on top of the ball. If done properly, this will allow your arms to release fully and will fix your slice. Let your lower body rotate through the shot (LET IT GO) but feel that you are keeping the chest more level before the impact.

    Best regards,


  2. thanks Sam but actually my problem is that when trying to keep my chest behind the ball my right shoulder (being a left handed golfer) is way high in the air and my left should is very low causing the club to to come in open what can help that?

  3. Sam, I subscribe to Golf Digest and read it cover to cover. I also watch the Golf Channel- The Golf Fix and Golf Academy. I must tell you your video is absolutely priceless and is the best piece of instruction I've ever com across. I'm in a weekly 9 hole league and typically golf between 44-47. Yesterday, I watched your video and golfed a 37. Par is 35. It's not so much that I hit it further (I'll work on that) but my accuracy was improved by 90%. Thank you for sharing this great video.

  4. I think this video has it's merits; and Bubba's body certainly does lean away from the ball at impact; but the big thing is that this is mainly caused by the position of his right leg at address; which is angled to his left. Coupled with the pressure he applies on the ground with his foot thru the hitting area, this then pushes his body back. Even when we drive into the ball with the leading leg, if the leg was angled at address the leg will still be sucked back into this position thru the ball

  5. That is the secret of golf swing.Less and less coach or people would tell you.Sometimes they missed the typic and sometime they don't know.

  6. Hope youre still going Sam, def one of the big golf secrets, unfortunately Ive only just discovered this myself, i could have saved 3 years of frustration!, I have got down to 6 probably because I got it 1/2 right I sort of moved both centers together but know Im sorted I expect to shoot my first par round!

  7. This is a great tip.    I tried it and it surely works, once your body responds to the new movement, something that is called muscle memory.   Thanks Sam and regards from Guayaquil, Ecuador, South America.

  8. This I believe is the #1 principle in golf and should be taught from the outset to anybody who wants to play this wonderful game well. If you don't do this everything else is a waste of time and energy.

    Great vid Sam

    Kind regards


  9. using your methods, how do you avoid having the left shoulder tilting up during the forward swing? the degree of separation between the lower body and the upper body seems very wide

  10. I have a very large torso with shortish legs and shortish arms, narrow shoulders and narrow hips. Although my simplest swing isn't very interesting, I just accelerate my stomach since my biggest mass is located there. The mass in my stomach probably weighs 70 pounds since I am one hundred pounds overweight, and although having a single swing thought isn't sexy or very inspiring, when I swing my stomach which means my stomach muscles flex on the downswing, it is my smoothest swing and does the least amount of damage to my knees, hips, lower back, the spine in general and my neck. However my favorite thing is to figure out and understand how other people than myself swing.

    I played golf with this man that was so buff and such huge muscles he could barely grip the club. The only way I could imagine him being consistent was to play with huge grips the size of a baseball bat and very long shaft just so that he could grip and swing. He had so many muscles he could barely bent the waist at all to address the club.

  11. I do exactly the opposite on the downswing since what u are teaching here is a reverse C and a flip if the club. No thanks