Ben Hogan is probably Dublin’s most famous resident, and the Dublin home owners still pay homage to him today at the Ben Hogan Museum in town. It’s the world’s only stand-alone museum that pays tribute to one of the best drivers in golf history. The museum is open to the public.
Hogan grew up on East Elm Street behind Dublin City Hall, and worked with his father and grandfather at the Hogan Blacksmith Shop. Despite having moved to Fort Worth in his teens, Hogan returned to Dublin many times, including one day in August of 1929 when he won the golf tournament at Dublin-DeLeon Golf Links, one of the final amateur events that he played before going pro at age 17. Dublin-DeLeon Golf Links has been defunct for more than 70 years, but in a tribute to Hogan, it is the site of the Cow Pasture Golf Classic that celebrates his legacy.
The Ben Hogan Museum in Dublin has been created with the help of the Ben Hogan Foundation and his family. Ben Hogan had a tumultuous life, including a car accident that nearly ended his golf career. He fought his way back though to claim title after title, and is widely regarded as one of golf’s all-time greats.
Dublin’s town saying is, “We have so much history, it takes five museums to hold it all” and visitors have a great time exploring the museum that was erected in this golf great’s honor. The Ben Hogan Museum is located at 121 East Blackjack Street.
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