His dedication to each individual "swing" during a round of golf forced him to ignore the happenings around him at the time. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.
The Hale America Open was held in the same time slot and was run like the U. Hogan won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average three times: He retired to his hometown of Fort Worth, where the Colonial Country Club still bears a statue of his likeness at the entry plaza. Think of the seat of the stick as being about two inches or so below your buttocks.
That it played to Hogan's strength to hit the ball where he wanted to; better than any other golfer wasn't Hogan's point.
The information shared on the life of who I consider to be the greates golfer ever is unparalleled. Biography Ben Hogan Facts Frequently revered, yet often misunderstood, Ben Hogan carried a mystique and popularity in golfing circles experienced by few others.
Although he limited himself to seven tournaments a year since the accident, chronic pain would impede his future golf efforts. Openand World Championship of Golfand finished second and fourth in his other two starts.
It is very well written and not easy to put down. Ben Hogan Golf Company[ edit ] Following his most successful season, Hogan started his golf club company in the fall of in Fort Worth.
Your front arm should be extended at all times to allow the club to travel in its maximum arc. Hand Dominance[ edit ] Many believed that although he played right-handed as an adult, Hogan was actually left-handed.
Although he limited himself to seven tournaments a year since the accident, chronic pain would impede his future golf efforts. An American Life has all of these elements, and more.
When Hogan was nine years old inhis father Chester committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot at the family home. Jack Nicklaus was first, and Sam Snead was third.
He sold newspapers at the train station and would caddy at Glen Gardens Country Club in Fort Worth whenever he could get the work. He epitomized determination and courage. Inyear-old Hogan turned pro and began playing in PGA tournaments full time two years later with little more than pocket change.
His mother moved the family to Fort Worth shortly after her husband died. In the late s he organized a golf-equipment company in Fort Worth, Texas, and played in tournaments intermittently thereafter. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in Even his wife Valerie was unaware of the true facts concerning the death of Hogan's father until they had been married for many years.
Hogan played and practiced golf with only bare hands, i. Anyone who thinks they know anything about Ben Hogan the man owes it to themselves to read this book. On February 2, while he and his wife were driving his Cadillac back to Fort Worth, Hogan was hit head-on by a Greyhound bus.
When Hogan was nine years old inhis father Chester committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot at the family home.
Thirteen months later he entered the L. The following describes the perfect golf grip in the eyes of Mr. Of thewere rated from well-executed to superbly executed.
In golf, the sit-down motion is more like lowering yourself onto a spectator-sports-stick.Ben Hogan remains a fascinating figure, as much for his golf as for his murky personality.
This book by James Dodson is one of dozens of bios of Hogan. There's another one on this list, and you can't go wrong with either of them. This one is a bit less reverential than the second one on this list, illuminating Hogan warts and all. Ben Hogan is one of the giants of golf history, a steely perfectionist on the course whose career included a remarkable comeback from a horrific auto accident.
Date of birth: Aug. 13, Place of birth: Stephenville, Texas (Many sources list Dublin, Texas, as Hogan's birthplace. BEN HOGAN: An American Life by James Dodson accomplishes that task in superb fashion. The biography is a homage to a man who overcame incredible obstacles to.
Ben Hogan An American Life ePub James Dodson Fnac November 2nd, - Authorized intimate and definitive Ben Hogan A Life is the long awaited biography of one of. Frequently revered, yet often misunderstood, Ben Hogan () carried a mystique and popularity in golfing circles experienced by few others.
He became a phenomenon in the s and s, taking considerable numbers of Professional Golfers Association (PGA) events. Hogan gained a reputation for hard work and excellence both on the links and off.
The Power of Wood One day before Ben Hogan became a famous world-renowned golfer he would practice his shots often. He would go to the putting greens and would practice his chip shots, his lob shots, and even his trick shots to impress other golfers.Download