Mr. Hogan, the Man I Knew: An LPGA Player Looks Back on an Amazing Friendship and Lessons She Learned fromGolf's Greatest Legend

Mr. Hogan, the Man I Knew: An LPGA Player Looks Back on an Amazing Friendship and Lessons She Learned fromGolf's Greatest Legend

by Kris Tschetter, Steve Eubanks
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Mr. Hogan, the Man I Knew: An LPGA Player Looks Back on an Amazing Friendship and Lessons She Learned fromGolf's Greatest Legend 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All written about Hogan isn't known!      Here's an interesting story about people! It isn't "just golf". People who are golfers will enjoy this and people who just want something to read about historical  individuals will enjoy this.      It gives those who know about Hogan another perspective. It gives golf readers yet another installment of what a tough game this is.
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The_Dread_Pirate_Roberts More than 1 year ago
Kris Tschetter has done the world of sports in general, and golf in particular, a tremendous service with this priceless jewel of a book. "Mr. Hogan, The Man I Knew" shows the human side of an iconic figure of 20th-Century American sports, revealing the warmth and humanity of a man who has for decades been admired and celebrated for his accomplishments, while being portrayed as a somewhat cold, distant figure who was indifferent to fans and fellow competitors alike. In contrast to the generally-accepted image of Ben Hogan, Ms. Tschetter's book reveals a man who, though somewhat shy and reticent, was capable of genuine warmth and affection. The Ben Hogan whom Ms. Tschetter came to know when she was a college golfer practicing at Shady Oaks Golf Club in Forth Worth, Texas was an elderly past champion, retired from both competitive golf and a successful career in business, who enjoyed his quiet daily routine at the golf club. A legend in the world of golf, Mr Hogan had grown leery, over the years, of those who wanted to get close to him for their own gain, and could present a forbidding public façade; but he revealed a warm and generous personality to Ms. Tschetter, who, as a college freshman on Texas Christian University's national-caliber women's golf team, was interested in getting to know the man behind "Hogan's Secret" (the legendary secret to the perfect golf swing), and not the secret itself. The affection and respect that Ms. Tschetter came to have for Mr. Hogan, and Mrs. Hogan, shines from the pages of the book as the story of their relationship unfolds. Ms. Tschetter passed many casual afternoons of golf practice with Mr. Hogan in attendance, friendly sessions during which Mr. Hogan passed along tidbits of golf wisdom which thousands of golfers would have paid princely sums to be privy to; yet it was the friendship she sought, not the priceless wisdom of a master of the sport. Though she certainly benefited from Mr. Hogan's advice and support during her collegiate and professional golf careers, it is evident that his friendship and moral support were more important to her than professional advice. Forget the stories you have read about the cold, forbidding "Hawk" and the "Wee Ice Mon" that have been promulgated over the years -- read this book and learn about the affectionate, human side of the enigmatic man who defined excellence in the sport of golf in the middle of the last century.
FrankA58 More than 1 year ago
I have most of the books ever written about Mr Hogan and they mostly cover his golfing accomplishments which in my opinion are second to none. However what Kris Tschetter does is give us insight to the personal side of a man that very few really got to know as well as she did. The book is beautifully done and makes you feel as if you are a part of everything thats going on. This is a book that I will read many more times, it's that good! If your a Ben Hogan fan you owe it to yourself to get this book. Many thanks Kris for sharing with the rest of us!
JamesT More than 1 year ago
This short, beautiful book reminds us what friendship and love is really about. Golfer's will cherish learning more about the golf ball striking theories of Mr. Hogan. Non-golfer's and golfer's alike will learn about Mr. Hogan, the person. And everyone will be reminded that greatness, in the end, is more than just keeping score. Thank you Kris
reesejj More than 1 year ago
For anyone who thought they knew Ben Hogan from the various stories they have heard over the years, they couldn't be any more wrong. Kris Tschetter has written a very heart-warming, at times tear-jerking, sensational book! Only took me 3 days to read it (would've been even quicker but I golfed/practiced some between reads). She really covered the "story behind the story" and allowed us to partake in one of the greatest teachings about human life. Very few had the kind of private interaction with Mr. Hogan most of us could only dream about. This should go down as one of the all-time golf classics ever to be told/written. It was equally impressive how she managed to weave in some of the finest golf lessons all golfers should know without ever losing focus on the real purpose of her book.
RochesterReader More than 1 year ago
the author has done a wonderful job of characterizing this golf icon . You don't have to love golf to love this story, but golfers who knew Mr. Hogan will especially appreciate it. Kris has given us a warm, humanistic account of a very special relationship that touches your heart. Makes a great holiday gift for anyone ! A golfer and fan from rochester, new york
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a walk back in time to when Ben Hogan was still a huge golf influence. Tschetter tells some amazing stories about her close and personal relationship with the golf legend.