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  • Win irons personally played by Ben Hogan in an eBay auction

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf4 days ago

    Ben Hogan found the secrets of golf in the dirt. Now you can bid for a set of the instruments the Hawk used to dig out those secrets. 

    A set of irons Hogan personally used in the 1980s is now up for auction on eBay. They can be all yours, right now, for the meager price of $35,000. 

    The irons have been put up for auction by a man who said he obtained them from Jay Edgar, a former executive with the Hogan Tour, the original name of what is now known as the Tour. As Golf Digest mentions, the included 2-iron-through-Equalizer practice set was used at Shady Oaks Country Club. The clubs have since been re-chromed and re-gripped.

    The auction winner gets a letter from Edgar that details how he got the clubs from Hogan's master club designer in 1989, the year before the first season of the Hogan Tour, 

    The question is: Would you try to play with them and hope to get some golf inspiration by osmosis?

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  • Billy Horschel, USGA exec. director Davis hash out Open issues

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf4 days ago

    Billy Horschel had no problem letting the world know what he thought of the greens at Chambers Bay in last week's U.S. Open. He didn't like them, primarily because he thought they were poorly conditioned, lacked grass, rolled at inconsistent speeds and mitigated a good putter's skill.

    However, he wasn't proud of the way he demonstrated his frustration on the course. He nearly slammed his putter into the sixth green. On another, he did some kind of fish dance after a putt wobbled its way away from the hole. The reigning FedEx Cup apologized for his actions -- not the sentiment behind them -- in the final round.

    "I felt bad that the action I showed on the sixth green wasn't the kind of professional manner I'm trying to show," Horschel said Wednesday at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn.. "But my comments were straight, honest opinions. There was nothing wrong with my comments. The only thing I should have done was said them in private instead of airing them out in public."

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  • Foxboro C.C. sports all No. 12 flags in support of Tom Brady

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf5 days ago

    Last week in the Seattle area, Seahawks fans couldn't help themselves from donning a lot of 12 apparel at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

    It was almost shocking someone didn't unfurl a huge 12 flag behind the drivable par-4 12th on Sunday. Force of habit.

    Just days after Jordan Spieth won the Open, the number 12 was again a rallying cry at a golf course all the way across the country. On Tuesday, Foxboro (Mass.) Country Club had 18 flags all sporting the number 12 on them in support of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, whose appeal of his four-game Deflategate suspension was heard in New York. 

    "We feel that this is a miscarriage of justice, way too much penalty for not enough crime, and we wanted to show our support for our hometown team," said club manager Matt Killilea to WLNE-TV.

    In response, a few club members suggested the idea of 18 No. 12 flags. It's not some declaration of war against the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell, so much as a fun lark.

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