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Ben Hogan – Approaching Impact


GOLFER: Ben Hogan
TITLE: Approaching Impact
PHOTOGRAPHER: Anthony Ravielli
SIZES: 8×10, 11×14, 16×20, and 20×24 inches

Shows Ben Hogan in action at the Colonial CC at Ft. Worth, TX in 1957. The photo captures Hogan’s golf swing just before impact. The club is a blur. Used to create the first illustration seen in The Five Lessons.


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Ben Hogan – The Grip At The Top

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GOLFER: Ben Hogan
TITLE: The Grip At The Top
PHOTOGRAPHER: Anthony Ravielli
SIZES: 8×10, 11×14, 16×20, and 20×24 inches

A classic B+W photo of legendary PGA golfer Ben Hogan. It was taken by artist Anthony Ravielli and used to create the original Cover art for the original hardcover version of The Five Lessons of Golf as published in 1957.


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Ben Hogan – The Proper Grip

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GOLFER: Ben Hogan
TITLE: The Proper Grip
PHOTOGRAPHER: Anthony Ravielli
SIZES: 8×10, 11×14, 16×20, and 20×24 inches

A classic B+W photo of legendary PGA golfer Ben Hogan. It was taken by artist Anthony Ravielli and used to create the original Cover art for The Five Lessons of Golf as issued by Sports Illustrated Magazine in March of 1957.


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Ben Hogan – The Swing Plane

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GOLFER: Ben Hogan
TITLE: The Swing Plane
PHOTOGRAPHER: Anthony Ravielli
SIZES: 8×10, 11×14, 16×20, and 20×24 inches

Photo of Ben Hogan in 1957 by A Ravielli. It was used to create the world famous Swing Plane illustration in Hogan’s Five Lessons of Golf. Also used for the cover art on the current book cover.


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Ben Hogan – After Impact

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GOLFER: Ben Hogan
TITLE: The Swing Plane
PHOTOGRAPHER: Anthony Ravielli
SIZES: 8×10, 11×14, 16×20, and 20×24 inches

Color photo of Ben Hogan by A Ravielli in 1957. A great golf photograph showing Hogan just after hitting a drive. Used in action sequences throughout The Five Lessons.


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Coming Soon Nicklaus Watson Snead Etc.

The Anthony Ravielli collection of photography included 100s upon 100s of negatives and slides of famous PGA golfers. Ravielli’s early work with Sports Illustrated, and his later position at golf digest as head illustrator allowed him access to some of golf’s greatest stars. In addition to his work for Ben Hogan in The Five Lessons, Ravielli illustrated covers, articles, and books for many of golf’s great champions from the PGA and LPGA.
His subjects included Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Tom Watson, Johnny Miller, Mickey Wright, Arnold Palmer, Isao Aoki, Seve Ballesteros, Nancy Lopez, Byron Nelson, Jimmy Demaret, Hale Irwin, Jerry Pate, and many more. We are in the process of scanning, archiving, and re-touching this amazing collection of golf images. In the future more of these great photos will be available in prints and for licensed uses. Check back frequently for updates.