Mulvoy, Mark
October 1992
Sports Illustrated;10/22/92, Vol. 77 Issue 17, p4
At dusk on a muggy evening during the 1979 Westchester Classic, Jeanine Morgan was watching her husband, Gil, practice his short irons on the driving range at Westchester Country Club in New York when she was invited to have an iced tea on the terrace of the course-side home of photographer Jules Alexander. The Morgans postponed supper, and Gil spent two hours in Alexander's living room poring over pictures that Alexander had taken of Ben Hogan at the 1959 U.S. Open. Alexander, a five handicapper, built his own golf swing by reading a five-part series of articles written by Hogan entitled 'The Modern Fundamentals of Golf.' He became fascinated by Hogan; when the U.S. Open came to Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York, in 1959, Alexander, a free-lance photographer, shadowed Hogan for all 72 holes. It was the day after Hogan's 80th birthday, and Alexander arranged to meet golf's most notorious recluse at Hogan's country club, Shady Oaks in Fort Worth.


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