Friday, July 1, 2016
Ben Hogan found the secret first. The other golfers of the time looked at Hogan with a mixture of wonder and pity. He practiced golf. He practiced swinging a golf club mornings, afternoons, evenings, and well into darkness. He practiced until his hands bled, even hard scabs formed, and then until they bled again. Years later, when people talked about how much Hogan suffered for his craft, he corrected them. "I did not suffer," he told them. "I loved it all." How could he explain this? Hogan loved to practice more than he loved playing the game itself.
-Joe Posnanski, The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus