I’m convinced Ben Hogan knew more about the golf swing than anyone else who ever played the game. In posts prior, we’ve touched on how he was the quintessential true golfer and his amazing comeback at Merion Golf Club, but in this post we’re taking a look at the best digital footprint Ben Hogan left golfers through his golf videos to learn from.
Ben Hogan Teaches the World
This video of Ben on an evening talk show conveys many sides of him that is rarely displayed. When Ben Hogan smiled and laughed it was because he was happy and something was funny. Many stories have confirmed time and time again, Ben wasn’t someone who placated to folks. Another reason this video is fantastic; Ben simplified the swing for the world in this one short clip. He understood his audience and suggested the tip anyone could do.
Ben Hogan’s Swing at Augusta National Golf Club
This video is amazing because it shows his weight shift very well. Observe how he begins his downswing: the timing, balance, and rhythm are perfect.
The Best of Ben Hogan
This might be some of the best video of Hogan’s swing ever. This video was taken in 1953, the same year he won The Masters, The U.S. Open and the British Open. Enjoy because it really doesn’t get better than this.
Ben Hogan in “Slow Motion”
Ben Hogan’s concentration was one of his greatest assets. He practiced a drill where he would swing the club as smoothly, slowly, and rhythmically as possible. This feat required significant amounts of concentration. See below and be amazed that none of the video was slowed down.
Ben Hogan Actually in Slow Motion
This is an actual slow motion video of Ben Hogan hitting his driver. The quality of this video is superior. Ben’s classic attire — white cap and white shirt — shows the viewer what you could expect any day on the course from him: sharp dress and a gorgeous swing.
Ben Around The Course
Prepare to be mesmerized. Ben’s trajectory, ball flight, and course mannerisms are all displayed in this video…oh yeah and he’s striking it pure on 13 at Augusta National Golf Club.
Ben Hogan and Rock’n'roll
I’m not sure if Ben Hogan was a rock’n'roll fan, but the soundtrack to this video juices up this Shell Wonderful World of golf clips…like videos of Hogan needed any more juicing. The coolest item about this video is the perspective. It’s in color and the camera frames and shots are close to how we view golf today.