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The great Ben Hogan cast a long and complex shadow. A complicated and misunderstood man, he was so consumed with the solitary pursuit of excellence that the camaraderie of his game passed him by. Yet, he was utterly revered--for his consistency, his perseverance, his dedication, his mystery, and his courage. He was the one golfer his fellow golfers held in awe. Curt Sampson does a fine job of hacking through the rough of the Hogan mystique in search of the enigma who held the world at arm's length. His biography of Bantam Ben is as probing as it is solid; it aims for the man, and finds the bottom of the cup. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
"A superb and insightful portrait of the most elusive and complex champion in golf history . . . worth every damn cent you're asked to pay for it." —Guy Yocom, Golf Digest --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
This is the best biography of Ben Hogan I have yet read. Curt Sampson does a wonderful job, and his writing is very smooth and enjoyable. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2002 by B. P. Hayek
I'm surprised by the glowing reviews. The author has a clear style with no frills. Some of his metaphors were so bad I laughed out loud. The book is a very quick read. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2001 by pbirch999
No one knew Ben Hogan, but everyone seemed to revere him. Why? At face value, it's hard to understand because the man was aloof, arrogant - and, often, rude. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2001 by Kenneth Blum
I'm a 17 year old golfer with dreams of becoming a PGA Tour card carrier. After reading this book, I relized I have an easy life and should gives thanks to my mom and dad. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2001 by Erik Andersen
One of my all time favorite golf reads of one of golfing most mysterious champions. I was so moved to read this after hearing of Steve Jones' reading of it on his way to victory... Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2001 by rodboomboom
Curt Sampson does an excellent job bringing out the man that most of us never really knew. I learned alot about this complex and guarded man. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2001 by "susiefitz"
If you like golf you'll love this book. If you enjoy reading about the singularly focused personal pursuit of excellence, you'll also love this book. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2000 by Jeff Banks
Reading this book makes me want to get out an play golf. His perseverence alone makes me want to get out and accomplish myself. Read morePublished on April 16 2000 by Nathan Hunt