BEN HOGAN Quotes

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Postby twomasters » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:24 pm

"The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight"
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Re: BEN HOGAN Quotes

Postby twomasters » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:27 pm

"I would take longer on the first tee than I would any other place on the golf course. I was gearing my brain, taking a look at the fairway, taking three or four practice swings. A lot of people wondered what I was doing up there, why I didn't tee the ball up and hit it. I was organizing myself to play this round. I thought harder about the first tee shot than any other shot I played. It set the tone for the day"
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Re: BEN HOGAN Quotes

Postby twomasters » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:04 pm

Nick Faldo during a meeting with Ben Hogan asked Hogan what in his opinion would it take for him to win the US Open-
Hogan replied- " Shoot the lowest score "
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Re: BEN HOGAN Quotes

Postby twomasters » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:25 pm

" I liked to win, but more than anything, I loved to play the way I wanted to play"

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Re: BEN HOGAN Quotes

Postby twomasters » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:28 pm

"You don't hook a ball because you have a strong right hand.. You hook it because you have a weak left"

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Re: BEN HOGAN Quotes

Postby twomasters » Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:51 pm

Hogan on golf course architecture

"Why build a torture chamber? Why not build something everybody can enjoy. You can get TOO much water on a golf course. I think almost every golf course needs a little water, on one or two or three holes, just for aesthetics..... But not too much. Not on damn near every hole"
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Re: BEN HOGAN Quotes

Postby twomasters » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:12 pm

Hogan talking about the test procedures for the Hogan brand of clubs.

" We have a testing machine here- ME!"
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Re: BEN HOGAN Quotes

Postby twomasters » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:36 pm

" I realize in some ways that I can be a demanding man and that some things are harder for certain people to do than I may appreciate, but it really cuts me up to watch some golfer sweating over his shots on the practice tee, throwing away his energy to no constructive purpose, and nine times out of ten doing the same thing wrong he did years and years back when he first took up golf... He's going to get worse and worse because he's going to get his bad habits more and more deeply ingrained"
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Re: BEN HOGAN Quotes

Postby twomasters » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:20 pm

" I just played with a kid who, if he had a brain in his head, would have won by 10 shots"
Hogan's comment reacting to reporters questions after playing the final 36 holes of the 1960 US Open with Jack Nicklaus, who finished runner-up as an amateur

" That's why they make eighteen holes"
Hogan's response to fellow competitor Ken Venturi, who remarked to Hogan, "that's a hell of a way to start" after Hogan double bogeyed the first hole of the round
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Re: BEN HOGAN Quotes

Postby twomasters » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:49 pm

"To tell you where the pin is, I think that is a mistake. Using your judgment is part of golf. I used to play a golf course and I could tell you within four feet where every pin was going to be. I didn't know which day it would be there, but I knew it was going to be there. You can play a practice round on a golf course and tell where they are going to put the pin for the four days. We used to play a two dollar nassau on practice days and I never won one of them because I always shot where I thought the pin was going to be in the tournament. I never shot at the practice pin"

Ben Hogan response to modern day players over reliance on exact yardages
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