One great thing about the internet is that you can find some extra material to a documentary or movie you have watched. I thank HBO for putting this extra material from the excellent documentary, Back Nine at Cherry Hills: The Legends of the 1960 U.S. Open. As you’re well aware, this ran earlier this month and my review can be seen right here.
I won’t go into the documentary again, you can read the review or head over to the HBO website for more information. Some of these videos were not seen in the documentary.
Our first video has Ben Hogan biographers James Dodson and Curt Sampson talking about how the death of Hogan’s father drove him to succeed.
Here’s the great golf writer Dan Jenkins giving us some insight about Ben Hogan. This is great stuff.
This video looks at Arnold Palmer’s father and his influence on Arnie.
Here, Arnold talks about the impact his dad had on his golf game.
Jack Nicklaus’ devotion to golf started at an early age.
Jack talks about his father being his best friend.
This documentary was really good and while the subject may not be as dramatic as say, Joe Louis, Barbaro or the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team, the writing was done very well. See the documentary on HBO or On Demand if you have the opportunity.