On this day in 1997, one of the game’s all-time greats, Ben Hogan, died at the age of 84. Ben Hogan won 9 major championships in less than 10 years – winning each Major Championship at least once. Even with 64 PGA Tour victories, it’s his swing that is most talked about and sought after to this day.
Even though he was just 5’8” and listed at 145 pounds, Ben Hogan could out-drive nearly anyone. It’s hard to find anyone in and around the game who wouldn’t say that his swing was pretty much perfect.
We asked PGA Professionals across the country to share one word that describes Mr. Hogan’s swing, and the answers provided say it all…. Iconic, Powerful, Effortless, Fluid.
It’s hard to imagine that those in and around the game of golf will ever forget the legendary swing of World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Hogan.
Abby Parsons, PGA - Whistling Straits: Timeless
Austin Joerg, PGA - Sea Island: Fluid
Matt Jordan, PGA - Streamsong Resort: Tireless
John Breedlove, PGA - Oakland Hills Country Club: Dynamic
Mike Aschenbach, PGA - Whistling Straits: Flowing
Jim Lohbauer, PGA - Coral Creek Club: Smooth
Tom Parsons, PGA - Crow River Golf Club: Perfection
Jason Seitz, PGA - Blackwolf Run: Powerful
Maddy Belden, PGA - Salem Country Club: Pure
Andy Nelson, PGA - Riomar Country Club: Iconic
Bryan Stevens, PGA - Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run: Perfection
Billy Keane, PGA - Sioux City Country Club: Sweet
Mark Kolb, PGA - Blackwolf Run: Mesmerizing
Erika Perk, PGA - Wisconsin Section: Transcendental
Langston Frazier, PGA - Belle Haven CC: Graceful
Kater Mills, PGA - Minor Park Golf Course: Iconic
Michelle Edgar, PGA - Royal Oaks Country Club: Effortless
Joanna Coe, PGA - Merion Golf Club: Influential
David Bach, PGA - Whistling Straits: Powerful
Sydney Shrader, PGA - Sawgrass Country Club: Effortless
Payton Minear, PGA: Rhythmic
Mike O’Reilly, PGA - Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run: Fluid
Jason Walter, PGA - Country Club at DC Ranch: Perfection
Chris Traikoff, PGA - Crown Colony Golf & CC: Sublime
Gabby Steiner, PGA - Dormie Club: Inspirational