Ben Hogan An American Life by James Dodson Review!
all great biographies, Ben Hogan: An American Life by James Dodson is a
wonderful story of a man who had to overcome many incredible obstacles
in his life, to become what many people believe to be one of the
greatest golfers of all time!
Dodson allows the reader to live in the Hogan era, so you can
experience and feel the successes and tragedies of Ben Hogan's
turbulent life. As a young boy he suffered a dark and terrifying event,
when his father committed suicide right before his eyes.
Hogan kept this traumatic experience to himself and it wasn't until
he'd been married to his wife Valerie for many years that he revealed
the true horrifying facts concerning his fathers death.
It took Ben Hogan several attempts to succeed on the professional golf
tour and it wasn't until his third attempt that he began to win with
any form of regularity and even though he won many tournaments, the
goal of winning a major championship was not going to come easy.
3 times he reached the final hole of a major event and 3 putted each
time to clinch defeat from the jaws of victory. In fact it took 30
tournament wins before Ben Hogan won his first Major title. This was at
the PGA Championships in 1946, which is still a record today for the
most victories before winning a Major! But there was one defining event
in Hogan's life that took place in 1949.
After achieving stardom on the professional golf circuit, Ben Hogan and
his wife Valerie were nearly killed in a head on collision with a bus,
doctors at the time feared for Hogan's life and doubted that he would
be able to walk again if he survived. Not only did Hogan make a
miraculous recovery but he went on to win the U.S. Open at Merion in
1950, an amazing physical feat, especially considering he had to play
36 holes on the final Saturday of the Tournament!
James Dodson has truly captured the essence of Hogan's life and the
early era of professional golf, in Ben Hogan's 'An American Life' golf
book and like all great biographys it is more than a story of one
person's life. It covers the stories of those who touched Hogan's life
and is a fantastic read that every avid golfer should experience.
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Modern Fundamentals of Golf
Ben Hogan's 'Five
Lessons - the Modern Fundamentals of Golf'
can only be
described as the 'bible' of golf. First published over 50 years ago,
this magnificent book has stood the tests of time and will be in the
hands of the majority of Golf professionals today, as a vital resource
for them to refer to.
Ben Hogan's gives us the first real insights into how the most
important parts of the golf swing work and broke it down into 5 lessons
that take you right through the entire swing, from grip to follow
through. accompanied by amazing illustrations, every serious golfer
should have a copy of this book.
American Life by James Dodson
Ben Hogan An
American Life by James Dodson
is a wonderful biography of a
man who had to overcome many obstacles in his life, to become one of
the greatest golfers of all time! and allows you to live in the Ben
Hogan era, so you can experience and feel the successes and tragedies
of Hogan's turbulent life.
As a young boy Ben Hogan suffered a dark and terrifying event, when his
father committed suicide right before his eyes, and for many years he
kept this traumatic experience to himself. It wasn't until he had been
married to his wife Valerie for many years that he revealed the true
you are purely looking for the best golf instructional book, then you
are better off getting your hands on Ben Hogan's 'The Modern
Fundamentals of Golf!' as this is one of the best golf books ever
written. Having said that, Ben
Hogan's 'Power Golf Book'
was written in 1948 and is an
Just looking at the amazing photos showing all aspects of Hogan's swing
before his tragic car accident in 1949 and consequent swing change will
astound you. The incredible positions he used to get himself into
during his swing is completely beyond anyone who doesn't possess his
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