I don't disagree with the sentiment, heck I'll even give it a big 'ole thumbs up. But, just think how much more quality time that dad could have with his kid(s) throughout the years on the course, if they learned the game successfully, and subsequently came to enjoy it as much as their dad did. Rather than becoming frustrated by poor results early on and potentially moving away from the game completely.
To me, it'd still be a pretty good day to take my daughter to a lesson, watch from a ways back with fatherly pride, and then head for an ice cream on the way home. Especially if it leads to being more likely to spend time together later on. Who knows, rinse and repeat with the grandkids some day?
What's "not as well" mean? The numbers would show that it wasn't hit "as well" or that it wasn't "the same shot."
Plus, Hogan didn't hit every shot better than every other golfer at the time… he just hit more good shots more often, or with a tighter dispersion. I think Hogan's ability would show up over 30 shots, not after one shot.
And to those who think Hogan wouldn't have spent hours on a Flightscope or Trackman… they don't seem to understand Ben Hogan at all.
I agree with the general assessments and numbers listed in the article.