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Jason who?

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Welcome to the forum @golfinglyyours . Sometimes these old threads pop up from time to time.  For this one, the original poster is long gone, so it is really not worth responding.

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Originally Posted by Vijay4LIFE View Post
 

 There are literally dozens of golfers who would be better ball strikers today than Ben Hogan. Go to the range at any NCAA event and you are bound to see a bunch of college kids that can hit it better than Hogan. more far, more accurate, period.

I would love to see NCAA kids hitting shots with the ACTUAL clubs Hogan used.  

 

 

 

 

You simply can't compare era's like that.  Yes, Hogan's advantage was that he was the best ball striker and was ahead of his time in many ways with regards to swing mechanics, etc.  That being said, if he started at a level playing field with modern players and modern equipment, why would you assume that someone like him wouldn't be the one to find an advantage one step beyond where we currently are?

 

Golf is still, by an large, a game of mental toughness.  By your logic a portly guys like Patrick Reed using a 43" driver shouldn't be competing against workout monsters like Dustin Johnson and guys like Bubba who hit it miles.  I actually think a guy like Bubba would have been tremendous in the Hogan era because he has all-world hand-eye coordination.  

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