June 16th, 2021 | Season 3 | 1 hr 19 mins
ben hogan, golf, golf history, hale america national open, us open, usga
Episode #69 is a fascinating show on one of golf's most mysterious debates - Did Ben Hogan win 5 US Opens and not 4? The story hinges on the designiation of the 1942 Hale America National Open, which was held in place of the canceled 1942 US Open. Some have fought for decades to declare this event a US Open while others have scoffed at the idea.
Author Peter May recently published a new book, "The Open Question: Ben Hogan and Golf's Most Enduring Controversey" joins us on the show to argue the case for Ben Hogan winning his 5th US Open.
Its a great interview which ends with my thoughts on the controversy.
January 4th, 2021 | Season 3 | 1 hr 1 min
augusta national, ben hogan, bobby jones, golf, golf history, golf stories, jack nicklaus, the masters
History is all about stories and on this episode we get right to the chase in a game I call "Name Assocition." I simply say a name to Ben Wright and then stand back and wait to hear a wonderful story - an often a story I had never heard before.
Stories on Seve, Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Ken Venturi, Byron Nelson, Walter Hagen, Arnold Palmer, Dan Jenkins, Peter Allis, Sean Connery, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus.
Some of these stories will make you laugh...others may shock you.
A note to parents: adult language is present in this podcast.
December 21st, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 16 mins
ben hogan, ben wright, golf, golf history, majors, the masters, the open
The TalkinGolf History podcast finishes its second season with legendary writer and broadcaster, Ben Wright who spent three decades in the towers of Augusta National broadcasting the Masters.
Mr. Wright joins us for a series of podcasts kicking off with "My Friend, Ben Hogan" where he talks about his special friendship with Ben Hogan and how he saw every single shot Ben Hogan hit to claim the 1953 Open Championship at Carnoustie.
What was it like to see Hogan at his very best?
A story about Jack Nicklaus crying at the Open.
Ben Wright hitting irons while being watched by Ben Hogan.
This is a must listen to episode...and the good news...there are at least 2 more interviews with Ben Wright coming!!!
July 17th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 28 mins
ben hogan, jack fleck, the open, us open, usga
Episode 41 is a special edition to the TalkinGolf History Podcast as it introduces our listeners to one of my favorite sport's history podcasts, "Sports Forgotten Heroes" with its brilliant host Warren Rogan.
This is a must listen episode as Warren and I talk about three of the greatest underdog champions to ever win a major finishing with some great stories behind Jack Fleck's improbable victory over Ben Hogan in the 1955 US Open. I promise this will be one of the best podcasts you listen to this year...the Fisherman, the Roofer and the Tin Cup.
January 10th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 47 mins
ben hogan, hogan, secret, the secret
On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into "The Myths of Ben Hogan" by examining the historical periodicals of the moments that shaped his legend. We are joined by Jeff Martin, the creator of the "Thinking About Golf" website who speaks at length about the myths that helped create the Legend.