Hogan: The Clubmaker

Article for Caddie Magazine

by Mike Cocking

Some say there’s little left to write about Hogan the golfer. From his early days as a caddy and the rivalry with Nelson, his early failures and late success, the accident, major victories and of course his famous swing, a lot has already been said.

Yet few know of Ben Hogan the club maker, inventor, innovator: experimenting with new ideas, new materials and all manner of weird and wonderful designs to build better clubs. Hogan was, if nothing else, a one man R&D department.

In this piece for Caddie Magazine, Mike Cocking takes a look at some of Hogan’s most unusual designs that are currently housed at Shady Oaks Country Club.