<>Each DVD is
loaded with extra features including a Ben Hogan Swing gallery and
career record highlights.
|The Ben Hogan Legacy - Features
insights, anecdotes and never before heard stories about Ben from his
family and friends, including interviews with Jack Nicklaus, Ken
Venturi, Butch Harmon and more.
DVD. Approximately 67 Minutes
Revealed 1 - Features in-depth analysis of Ben Hogan's swing by
Jim McLean, including Hogan's X and Y Factor. Plus we revisit "The
Secret". Here you will be able to absorb and copy the fundamentals
demonstrated by Ben Hogan to improve your game.
DVD. Approximately 90 Minutes
The Swing Revealed 2
- On this DVD, Jim McLean breaks down and reviews 12 golf swings that
have never been analyzed before. You’ll see the phenomenal lag Hogan
produced, how he flattened his hands at the top of the swing, and how
he was able to generate so much speed through the impact zone. Truly
one of the most magical swings in the history of golf.
DVD. Approximately 51:30 Minutes
Interactive - This CD features SportsPlayer™ technology, which
allows you to control the speed of several Ben Hogan swings on your own
Hogan 3 DVD + CD Rom Collection
(October 2, 2006) - The Estate of Valerie and Ben Hogan has approved
the release of never-before-seen 8 mm and 16 mm films containing many
Ben Hogan golf swings. A three-DVD set, produced and distributed by
McTee’s Champions, reveals the newly discovered Hogan footage in The
Ben Hogan Collection™.
"My family is pleased to support the Ben Hogan Collection DVD project,”
said Lisa H. Scott, an heir to the Ben Hogan estate. “I am excited that
McTee's Champions is honoring the man, as well as his great skill and
numerous contributions to the game of golf. This DVD set documents the
wonderful legacy of Ben Hogan, both for my children and a whole new
generation of young golfers."
The Ben Hogan Collection features three DVD’s and is scheduled for
nationwide release on November 1. The first DVD, entitled “The Ben
Hogan Legacy”, is an in-depth documentary, featuring exclusive
insights, anecdotes and never-before-heard stories from Hogan’s family
and friends - including golf icons such as Jack Nicklaus, Ken Venturi
and Butch Harmon.
“I think Hogan was a mystery, and to be able to take his legacy and put
it down for all time on record is really very important,” said
Nicklaus, who is the front man for the documentary in this collection.
The second and third DVD’s, entitled “The Swing Revealed 1” and “The
Swing Revealed 2”, feature extensive analysis from world renowned
teaching professional Jim McLean. In “The Swing Revealed” series,
McLean also revisits Hogan’s famous “secret” and his X and Y Factor.
Each DVD in The Ben Hogan Collection is loaded with extra bonus
features, including a Swing Gallery and Career Highlights.
“The Ben Hogan Collection serves as a private lesson from one of the
greatest golfers ever known,” said Tom McCarthy, President/CEO of
McTee's Champions. “I’m really excited and honored to be able to bring
this one-of-a-kind collection to the public”.
About Ben Hogan
Tour Victories: 64
• Masters: 1951, 1953
• U.S. Open: 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953
• British Open: 1953
• PGA Championship: 1946, 1948
Awards and Honors:
• Member, World Golf Hall of Fame
• PGA Tour money leader 5 times
• PGA Tour Vardon Trophy winner 1940, 1941, 1948
• PGA Tour Player of the Year 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953
• Member of 2 U.S. Ryder Cup teams
• Captain, U.S. Ryder Cup team, 1947, 1949, 1967
• Ben Hogan: "I hate a hook. It nauseates me. I
could vomit when I see one. It's like a rattlesnake in your pocket."
• Ben Hogan: "I play with friends, but we don't play friendly games."
• Dave Marr: "Hogan plays one game and the rest of us play another."
In 292 career PGA Tour events, Ben Hogan finished in the Top 3 in
47.6-percent of them. He finished in the Top 10 in 241 of those 292
Hogan turned pro in 1929, at age 17, to play pro events in Texas. He
didn't join the PGA Tour until 1932. Much of his early career, Hogan
battled a hook. But through a tremendous work ethic, he changed his
game to a controlled fade (in his famous words, he "dug it out of the
dirt"). In 1940, he began winning, and often.
He missed a couple years on Tour due to World War II, but returned
full-time in 1946 and won 13 times, including his first major, the PGA.
From August 1945 to February 1949, Hogan won 37 times. But in 1949, he
suffered terrible injuries in a car crash, and was never again able to
play a full schedule due to circulatory problems in his legs.
In fact, from 1950 on, Hogan never played more than 7 PGA Tour events
in a year. Yet, he won 13 more times, including 6 majors. Until Tiger
Woods did it in 2000, Hogan was the only man to win three professional
majors in one season. That was in 1953, when Hogan won the Masters,
U.S. Open and British Open. He was unable to play the PGA because it
started too close to the finish of the British Open. From 1946 to 1953,
Hogan won 9 of the 16 majors he played.
Hogan brought his same quest for perfection to the golf clubs made by
the company that bore his name, and Ben Hogan Golf produced many of the
finest clubs available over the years.
His demeanor on the course was quiet and focused. With others, Hogan
was often distant, aloof, brusque or even rude. But he had everyone's
Ben Hogan was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.