Ben Hogan's former ball shagger recounts firsthand stories of
the golf legend--andreveals, for the first time, Hogan's Swing
Secret, a source of mystery to golfers for more than fifty
Ben Hogan's pro golf record is legendary. A four-time PGA Player
of the Year, he celebrated sixty-three tournament wins and became
known as a man of few words and fewer close friends. Most of what
we know about Hogan has been based on myth and speculation. Until
In the 1960s, though Hogan's competitive career was over, he
kept the practice habits that made him famous and remade modern
competitive golf. He hired seventeen-year-old Jody Vasquez to help.
Each day, after driving to a remote part of the course at Shady
Oaks Country Club, Hogan would spend hours hitting balls and
Vasquez would retrieve them. There, and over the course of their
twenty-year friendship, Hogan taught Jody the mechanics of his
famous swing and shared his thoughts on playing, practicing, and
course management--unknowingly revealing much about his character,
values, and beliefs, and the events that shaped them.
In "Afternoons with Mr. Hogan," Jody Vasquez shares dozens of
stories about Hogan, from the way he practiced, selected his clubs,
and interacted with other star players to his little-known humor
and generosity. Combining the gentle insight of Tom Kite's "A
Fairway to Heaven" (which recalls Kite's golf education under
Harvey Penick) with the sage perspective of Penick's own "Little
Red Book," Vasquez's tribute is funny, poignant, and full of advice
for golfers of all levels.
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