Ben Hogan Interview

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Full interview from A hardcase from Texas.


Daniel Castresana says:

practice,practice is the way to become good there no trick or gimmick around it.

Try Thinking For a change says:

A great golfer but a arse as a man

Anyone who refused to ever call Arnold Palmer by name – shows you what a jerk he was.

Blue Bayou says:

If this doesn't inspire you….u got noth'n in ya.

allen D says:

sounds to me that ben pretty much just liked to do what "he" liked to do. I'll bet Valerie did not have a happy marriage. No companionship I mean. But Woody Hayes, Vince Lombardi, Lee Trevino and many others were the same. They only cared about themselves. Hey, you may be just like that. Are you!

Jeff says:

it was men like this that caused america to emerge victorious in ww2.

ge10good says:

There are two Ben Hogan Biographies, and they are both great reads. I recommend them to everybody

mahavishnuorchestra says:

What a personality – very impressive gentleman!

Paul Williams says:

The Gods were thrilled when Ben passed because they had the company of someone superior to their vacuous selves.
Poverty,simplicity, focussed work/play. Watched his dad shoot himself ; he turned out better than good
Lots of players have more athletic talent, but this 5’7” 10 stone squirt showed ‘em how.
Hopefully the genuine passion in those eyes makes up for his natural reticence

ipmala says:

Here's a man who had a CHIP on his shoulder….his entire life.  Incredible golfer…but a complete total asshole.  Probably the only friend he had was his wife.  Hogan thought he was the only person who had it tough in life.  He smarted off to several of the younger newer golfers—most notably….Johnny Miller and Tom Kite.  And….he always call Arnold Palmer…" fella ".   Hogan was a real prick.

David Feld says:

Per sniveling little rich kids, not only don't most know what a tough day is, but will cry affluenza to avoid consequences. Instead of affluenza, if they were afflicted with Hogan-itis, the world would be a much better place.

Harsh Rana says:

times changes,eras changes,but a champion or a legend never does,in any circumstances,he will always act same,however tough they r,tiger has come back from slump 4 times,Hogan was also great and would have outdriven many guys wid modern clubs,but its mental toughness which matters n d situations which r different, like maybe if Hogan played in this era,he would have been distracted wid all these luxuries and madhouse where there is no peace of mind coZ of fast lifestyle.

Oscar Robinson says:

Ben Hogan was always my favorite pro golfer and the best in my opinion.

mitchellkarera says:

The formula is as simple as 1-2-3:
1. Tiger Woods needs five championships to pass Jack Nicklaus for all-time wins in major golf tournaments.
2. Ben Hogan won five majors after driving head-on into a Greyhound bus.
3. All Woods needs to do to pass Nicklaus is drive head-on into a Greyhound bus.

Strapper Nick says:

Thanks for putting this up on the great Ben Hogan!  Gives you an insight into the man.

Hikinit says:

Tiger? He is one of the worst players on tour now.

Hikinit says:

Tiger Woods is a POS. This guy was a real winner.

James Horan says:

How can you not admire this man? Would Tiger Woods have throw himself in front of his then wife, thus taking the brunt of that horrible Texas head on bus collision?

DL Jamieson says:

“Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” —C.S. Lewis

nobodyaskedbut says:

The more I learn about him and all the eras of the game, he separates himself further and further from EVERYONE ELSE. Between 1941 and 1956 he finished in the top ten AND UNDER 290 in 12 straight US Open attempts (on 12 different courses). This despite the streak being interrupted twice (by WW2 military service and of course, the 1949 accident). The next longest streak by anyone else, 4. A lot easier to break 290 during last 40 years than it was during the first half of the last century. To put this amazing feat into perspective consider the following: In the 1970 Open Nicklaus, Palmer and Player all failed to break 300! AND Woods has failed to break 290 in FOUR Opens during his contemporary pro career. Oh and BTW, players were not allowed to clean the ball on the green until 1960.      

swisheryan says:

Where can we see the entire unedited interview?

UN Owen says:

This man reminds me of what is great about America.  How many people or golfers you think he inspired?  Countless.  I am middle-aged, but if I could give advice to younger people, this is what I would share.  Take it on, kids, and kick some ass. Don't you dare accept "welfare" or hand-outs, make it on you own and be proud in the end.

peartfaldo says:

Ben is a class act;-)

MWolverine1969 says:

I wish someone would post the unedited interview, with Ken Venturi asking each question and Ben Hogan answering each-beginning to end!

jp5150vh says:

Weerdo, go make your dumbass comments somewhere else !!!!!!

Pop says:

If you listen carefully, he reveals his "secret" at 4:20. "This thing worked like a charm "FOR ME". Each one of us have a 'secret' we just have to go find it.

yetanother12 says:

Does anyone know a source of the complete interview, including Venturi's comments?

deanw0rmer says:

You have to remember that back in Hogan's time it really wasn't worth going to play in Britain and the PGA was match play. You had to play at least double the rounds of golf that it took to play it at medal play. So Hogan really only played 2 majors on a consistent basis after the accident. Plus Hogan missed nearly 4 years of majors during WWII when he was coming into his prime. He won 9 majors in 7 years time.

David W says:

There is pure competitive drive out of relative privilege, too. Jack had it. Jack was never poor, and I never saw someone accuse jack of overpracticing, but he showed up for competition just like arnie. Lee was tough like Hogan, tough background, self made. It takes all kinds. Kids today in golf come from more grooming, but a lot of them have the right attitude to win early on, and don't have the jitters I remember guys having just 25 years ago.

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