Ben Hogan Gallery

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Opening Tee Shot
Title: Opening Tee Shot, 1959 U.S. Open

Info: Ben Hogan’s swing was very fast.  In fact, Sam Snead said that he couldn’t watch it because his rhythm was much slower.  There are two images of this swing.  One swing at address and the other at completion.  There were no motor driven cameras in the 1950’s and it still amazes me that I was able to take the two photographs in a second and a half.  Back then I had to hand wind the film to the next frame.