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Ben Hogan Irons at USGA Museum


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#1 teevons

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:04 PM

Thought I would share a couple pictures of Hogan irons on display at USGA in Far Hills NJ, There was a set of his last irons played with Macgregor he won the 1953 slam with. They say personal model, but the numbers were ver hard to read, they were not the 1622 model but as close as I could see were 4377?? There was also his Apex II model which were the last clubs anyone saw him playing
I also took a picture of 2 woods of his with lead tape on the leading edge of the crown,

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Edited by teevons, 27 August 2012 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:17 PM

Tim.  Thanks for the photos.  How inspiring to see Hogan's actual clubs.  Pretty cool!!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:24 PM

you are welcome, when they say FAR Hills ,NJ they weren't kidding it is in the middle of no where, you have to be a real club nut like me to get there.
They have an awesome display of Palmer s and Micky Wright clubs. and many others.
I commented to the curator there that it was really sad they did not have 1,ONE Nicklaus club or memento, just pictures, he sad I was wrong, we then walked the entire place and he was shocked there was not 1 club, bag, shoe, nothing of Nicklaus.
Ohio ,Muirfield and OSU must have them all.


View PostNspiel58, on 27 August 2012 - 12:17 PM, said:

Tim.  Thanks for the photos.  How inspiring to see Hogan's actual clubs.  Pretty cool!!


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:40 PM

Thanks for the great pics and post!

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:04 PM

View Postteevons, on 27 August 2012 - 12:04 PM, said:

Thought I would share a couple pictures of Hogan irons on display at USGA in Far Hills NJ, There was a set of his last irons played with Macgregor he won the 1953 slam with. They say personal model, but the numbers were ver hard to read, they were not the 1622 model but as close as I could see were 4377?? There was also his Apex II model which were the last clubs anyone saw him playing
I also took a picture of 2 woods of his with lead tape on the leading edge of the crown,

The lead tape on the crown of the woods is fascinating.  Looks like Ben invented the "Pop Up Protector!"


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:06 PM

I'm pretty sure that the tape was a device to keep trajectory down.

I know that he also had the bottom, centers of his woods drilled out to raise the center of gravity

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:37 PM

View Postteevons, on 27 August 2012 - 03:24 PM, said:

you are welcome, when they say FAR Hills ,NJ they weren't kidding it is in the middle of no where, you have to be a real club nut like me to get there.
They have an awesome display of Palmer s and Micky Wright clubs. and many others.
I commented to the curator there that it was really sad they did not have 1,ONE Nicklaus club or memento, just pictures, he sad I was wrong, we then walked the entire place and he was shocked there was not 1 club, bag, shoe, nothing of Nicklaus.
Ohio ,Muirfield and OSU must have them all.


View PostNspiel58, on 27 August 2012 - 12:17 PM, said:

Tim.  Thanks for the photos.  How inspiring to see Hogan's actual clubs.  Pretty cool!!


Tim-

To my knowledge, the USGA will have a Jack Nicklaus exhibit done in a few years.
They named the USGA Open Medal after him, didn't they?

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