If you love the game of golf or just love learning a little history of the greats, this is one stop you need to make. The Ben Hogan Museum will be the world’s only stand-alone, open-to-the-public museum which pays tribute to the man who is known as the best ball striker in golf history.
Ben Hogan is a Dublin native who grew up alongside his father and grandfather in the Hogan Blacksmith Shop on East Elm Street (behind Dublin City Hall). He moved with his family to Fort Worth as a young teenager but returned to Dublin on many occasions including in August of 1929 when he won the golf tournament at the old Dublin-DeLeon Golf Links west of town. It was one of his final amateur events before turning pro at the age of 17.
The Hogan story is chocked full of drama, from the tragic car wreck which nearly ended his career to his triumphant return to claim title after title as he became one of the all-time greats of the game.
The Hogan Museum of Dublin is being developed through the assistance of the Ben Hogan Foundation and the Hogan family, to which the Dublin Historical Society is immensely grateful.