The Ben Hogan ("Hogan's Alley") Shrine (Snowmass)

The Ben Hogan ("Hogan's Alley") Shrine honors the great golfer Ben Hogan.  It is all contained on two trees and consists of a green and white street sign ("Hogan's Alley"), and photos of Ben Hogan at the 1953 (British) Open Championship at Carnoustie Scotland, photos of Ben with his wife, Valerie, a copy of a LIFE Magazine cover from 1955, the famous Hogan 1-Iron shot from the 1950 US Open at Merion, and other photos.

The "Hogan's Alley" reference has three origins:  Both the Riviera Country Club in California and the Colonial Country Club in Texas are known as "Hogan's Alley," due his success at each of those courses.  Also, a part of the 6th hole at Carnoustie in Scotland (where Hogan won the 1953 Open Championship) is known as "Hogan's Alley," as explained in a May 1999 article by Nick Seitz that appeared in Golf Digest Magazine:  "At Carnoustie, Hogan's Alley is a narrow strip of land in the drive zone of the 585-yard sixth, between an electric out-of-bounds fence and two fairway bunkers of dungeon-like depth....Hogan in 1953 chose the risky and theretofore unattempted alternative of driving through the gap between O.B. and bunkers, which appears from the tee as the eye of a needle. He was rewarded by reaching the green in two and making four birdies, and Hogan's Alley became famous."  Also, see this page:  http://golf.about.com/od/historyofgolf/f/hogansalley.htm?nl=1

This Shrine is on Snowmass, at the end of a short alley that leads off of a ski run.  Photos of it are below.  For even more photos of this Shrine, see this Facebook photo album (you do not need to have a Facebook account in order to view the album):  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.449591418446161.101376.100001859201674&type=1&l=b0b40b11f4 

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This shrine is covered in the book, "Sanctuaries in the Snow--The Shrines and Memorials of Aspen/Snowmass."  The book may be purchased on this page on this site:  http://www.aspensnowmassshrines.com/index.php?The-Book

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