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Ben Hogan - Merion #18

Sun, Sep 26 2021 9:54 AM (20 replies)
  • Fraenkel
    2,252 Posts
    Sun, Jun 24 2018 1:17 AM

    Back in the 50's with this one.

    I've never been able to see any replay of Ben Hogan's famous shot during the U.S. Open 1950 played at Merion. Photographs of his last swing movement at the 18th are lots but no video, nowhere.

    Well, I think it did not go that much differently from this replay made early this morning. I have the distance but not the right position but it was amazing see the final roll of the ball, indeed. After over 20,000 ranked rounds I consider it one of my most beautiful shot ever.

    Like to share it.

    David

  • ScottHope
    7,967 Posts
    Sun, Jun 24 2018 1:41 AM

    A great shot indeed David, that's a tricky hole to get near the pin, let alone hole out.  : )

  • DonCaron
    5,499 Posts
    Sun, Jun 24 2018 2:56 AM

    Great Shot! Ben would have been proud. 

    Lol, you would have done it with the 3 Iron, 1 Iron less

  • borntobesting
    9,266 Posts
    Sun, Jun 24 2018 7:55 AM

    DonCaron:

    Great Shot! Ben would have been proud. 

    Lol, you would have done it with the 3 Iron, 1 Iron less

    I read somewhere that no one really knows what club he hit. Some say  1 Iron, Some day 2 Iron and a few said 3 Iron. No matter what club he hit,itt was an awesome ***.

  • K7JBQ
    1,461 Posts
    Sun, Jun 24 2018 4:12 PM

    It was a 1 iron, despite what Hogan himself wrote later.

    Here's a great story about Hogan and that photo:

    https://www.golfchannel.com/article/joe-posnanski/story-behind-photo-hogans-1-iron-shot-merion/

  • Robert1893
    6,839 Posts
    Sun, Jun 24 2018 4:32 PM

    @Fraenkel 

    Great shot! Congrats. 

  • Bowl64
    3,026 Posts
    Mon, Jun 25 2018 12:39 AM

    Yup, great shot :)))

     

    Bjorn

  • LLLlloyd88
    140 Posts
    Mon, Jun 25 2018 9:06 AM

    I saw in an interview with Greg Norman a while back and he stated that the 1 iron from the old days is equivalent to todays 3 iron.

  • Robert1893
    6,839 Posts
    Mon, Jun 25 2018 9:56 AM

    LLLlloyd88:

    I saw in an interview with Greg Norman a while back and he stated that the 1 iron from the old days is equivalent to todays 3 iron.

    In what way are they equivalent? 

  • LLLlloyd88
    140 Posts
    Mon, Jun 25 2018 10:13 AM

    Robert1893:

    In what way are they equivalent? 

    As far as I know loft, lie and length. I assume there're nearly identical, just that one had a "1" stamped on it and the other a "3"

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