Ben Hogan’s Lighter Side

Much has been made of Ben Hogan’s steely-eyed, silent demeanor when playing in competition. But the lighter aspect of his personality is often revealed by close friends such as LPGA pro, Kris Tschetter. From Mr. Hogan, The Man I Knew… I closed with a one over par round of 72, but I still didn’t feel…

Mr. Hogan, The Man I Knew

Kris Tschetter’s terrific book describes how she became friends with Ben Hogan when she was a young member at Shady Oaks CC. Under Ben Hogan’s tutelage, Kris would go on to become a winner on theĀ  LPGA Tour. “You know, Mr. Hogan, a lot of people have talked about your secret,” he [Dr. Bob Rotella]…

My Game and Yours

Published in 1963, Arnold Palmer’s My Game and Yours includes swing tips, anecdotes from competition and thoughts on golf’s evolution from one of the most important golfers in history: (62) tour wins, (7) majors, (4) green jackets. On Arnie’s Amateur Days: One of the things that changed my mind, as you may have guessed, was…

The Education of a Golfer

Easily, my favorite golf book. Although some swing tips are included, this is not an instruction book. Primarily, it consists of stories detailing Sam Snead’s rise to success on tour. There are wonderful accounts of competition, particularly match play. Snead was quite a psychologist…and a very tough competitor. The writing by Al Stump is outstanding….