How Would Modern Tour Pro’s Do Hitting Ben Hogan’s Driver?

From golfdigest.com: The Hawk won what’s now called the Dean & DeLuca Invitational five times, and there’s a statue of him by the clubhouse. But we thought of a more intimate way to feel him: by blowing the dust off a couple of his drivers and a Hogan model 1-iron, and putting the odd, old…

The Right-Side Swing

Gary Edwin (pictured) is the originator of the right-side-swing. Notice the “reverse-K” setup with additional weight on the left-side. I first learned about the right-side swing in 2004-2005. I’m always looking for new ideas about the golf swing. Basically, there isn’t a swing theory I won’t evaluate because you never know where great ideas are…

Riviera: Hogan’s Alley

I worked at Rivera Country Club and Bel-Aire Country Club for a total of five years when I lived in Los Angeles in the 1990’s. They are two of my favorite golf courses anywhere. Both are very unique. They were designed by the team of George C. Thomas, Jr. and William Bell. Billy Bell was…

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…

Donald Ross

“His stamp as an architect was naturalness.” — Jack Nicklaus Donald Ross was a professional golfer and golf course designer who was born in Dornoch, Scotland, but who became a citizen of (and spent most of his adult life in) the United States. He was involved in designing or redesigning approximately 400 golf courses from…

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 the  LPGA Tour. “You know, Mr. Hogan, a lot of people have talked about your secret,” he [Dr. Bob Rotella]…