The Ben Hogan museum in Dublin, TX tells the story of how the family’s blacksmith shop influenced a young boy who, without knowing anything about the world of golf, learned through daily exposure the art and science of blacksmithing. That understanding would become important to him as a golfer and later as the manufacturer of some of the finest golf equipment ever made.Read More
APPLETON — Bob Burns didn't think he'd ever give another golf lesson after undergoing surgery last winter for prostate cancer, which had gone undiagnosed for too long and "got out of control." He spent months in a wheelchair, then had elbow surgery, with knee surgery delayed but inevitable.Read More
The first part of your swing requires instinct, organization, some thought, and muscle control. If your body, legs and arms are properly positioned and poised any golfer with average physical equipment can learn to execute the proper movements.
The barefoot boy who walked along the bricked Grafton Street from his father’s blacksmith shop to his small frame home couldn’t possibly have envisioned that one day his image would dominate the front of the historic building that he passed daily. He probably would have been much more interested in finding a buddy to shoot marbles with, and rumor had it that he was the local champ.
In order to have a consistent and reliable golf swing, you must first be aware of your stance and posture. Mr. Hogan believed that the proper stance and posture enabled you to be perfectly balanced and poised throughout the entire golf swing. In turn, this will help you become a better golfer.Read More
It is no secret that one of the best things Mr. Hogan ever did for the game of golf was revealing his “five lessons” regarding the fundamentals of golf. Many golfers have studied Mr. Hogan’s swing, yet few have been able to replicate it. Everything Mr. Hogan did was meticulous, starting with his first lesson, the grip. In this five part series, we’ll break down each aspect to give you a first-hand look into how Mr. Hogan created the most effortless and consistent golf swing the sport has ever seen.Read More
It could be argued the world of golf lost its most recognizable figure with the passing of Arnold Palmer. He was an extraordinary statesman for the game and led the most significant boom in golf’s appeal in the 1960s.
Arnie’s dashing playing style was uniquely identified by his “helicopter finish” and purposeful stride after each shot. You could practically see his excitement in getting to the ball so that he could ‘do it again.’
If you have ever been fortunate enough to visit Shady Oaks Country Club, then you have seen the rich history that lies behind every corner of the club. The club, in some ways, resembles a shrine to Mr. Hogan, one of its founding members and maybe the most recognizable face in all of Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Hogan’s persimmon woods, countless irons, and prototypes that never were used are displayed in the hitting bay; Ben Hogan prints and memorabilia line the halls and walls of the pro shop. Most of these items give you a look into his past, however there is one special item that seems to feel more present than past.