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  1. @Rookie and others that get their woods digitally lofted, are you orders them like that and putting them in play? Or are you getting them, hitting them on a Trackman or flightscope, getting your numbers than adjusting them accordingly?
  2. Great review Rookie! Very interesting to get the details on the specs. One comment on the HoganFit that I can't remember if I stated in any of my reviews, but it seems to be a little 'buggy' possibly. For instance, when you fill it out initially and put all you're current set specs like Midsized grip, current length and lie, and then get your initial HoganFit Analysis results they have the grip size as Midsize...but then when you go to the Next Page to Purchase and they give you the summary, it resets the grip size category to standard. So if your not careful, you may get the wrong grips/sizes. They also don't automatically fill in the length adjustments and lie adjustments to match with your 'current set' so I'm assuming they mean for you to fill it in on your own. I'm not sure if that's where Rookie got messed up with the thinking that the HoganFit was designed to also 'fit your length and lie and grip size'. I was under the assumption, whether or not it's correct I'm not sure, but the HoganFit was designed to only fit the lofts and loft gapping, not anything else. If they were wanting, which I think they should, to do a more comprehensive online fit, they could include arm length, hand length, height, etc similar to the Ping Online fitting tool, to help get you on the right start of what length and lie and grip size you should get. One other critique I had of the HoganFit (which i think i metioned before) was that after you put in your current set makeup, me for instance I have a driver,3 wood, 19* hybrid, 4-GW, 55* & 61* and putter, their recommendations give you too many clubs. So with the set I was given, I'm rocking 15 clubs in the bag currently. I'm not one to measure my lie and left but after Rookies experience I'm tempted to check these. Maybe if I still know the people that work at Dicks they'll let me sure mine. Because, like others said, if the lofts don't match when they are making individual lofted heads, that's NOT GOOD in my book. They should be triple checking those at the least.
  3. Interesting! Everyone sees beauty differently. I guess I didn't think there was that much offset. What irons do you game/like the look of?
  4. Great review Mike Z, very interesting seeing the launch monitor data and such a distance gap between some of those! I wonder what would be the cause for that. For me I guess I havent noticed a odd distance gapping situation like you have noticed. It'll be interesting to see if any of the other testers have seen similar things.
  5. Yikes, some harsh stuff going on, sorry I didn't think it was going to be a big deal since I already finished my final club review part and thought, apparently wrong to some, to know what the resale market is like. Thought it'd be a unique look at things since there was so much commenting about the price. Anyways I took the eBay listing down, sorry if I offended someone. I've never once had someone select the Buy It Now, people pretty much always will Make an Offer. Hope we can focus on the reviews and the clubs now. Looking forward to what the rest of the reviewers thought of the clubs.
  6. That's what the followup review is for in 2-3 weeks, but there were many subtle hints that they likely weren't as playable for me than my current set. Mainly the forgiveness in the long irons and the consistency in the gap wedge of my Adams. I've played more than enough rounds with the Hogan's to know they are indeed a really good performing and amazingly beautiful set of irons, but for some, such as myself, there are some clubs that suit my game a little bit better. That's why my likelihood of purchase was 80/100 and the long iron performance was 84/100. I'll save the rest of my thoughts/comparisons for the follow up review in 2-3 weeks.
  7. Rick Shields has them in his bag, for those that watch his reviews on Youtube, it's some pretty good press and glowing reviews. Granted not as popular as a guy on the PGA Tour, but it's a good start! I'm looking forward to seeing how things go for Hogan in the next few months to years. Hopefully they keep going!
  8. Great review Edmundcruz! And to the few people that were checking up on Ebay, yes that's my listing. Since there has been so much debate about cost and whether or not people are going to spend the money on them, I went on Ebay so see if I see what people were paying for them on there...couldn't find any listings. So I threw mine up there as a 'Buy It Now' to see what kind of offers I would get, and see how many people want these and what they're willing to spend nit retail. So far I got a $200 offer and a $1400 offer. I'm NOT going to accept offers yet, as I'm still in the review process, but man to those few that jumped to assumptions, not very cool. Of course I took my review (and still am) extremely seriously and you can trust everything I said what genuine to my review on the clubs. Of course I played with the clubs an am still playing them. Played them yesterday, and hit the most Greens In Regulation I've hit in a LONG time including 7 in a row, which is kind of unheard of for me. And yes I've tested them against my gamers (Adams) early last week. As you probably know from my post, but was going to save part of this comment for the final follow-up, they likely will not stay in the bag. First of all, if they don't stay on the bag, am I going to just let them sit in the garage? or let someone else enjoy the awesome clubs and put the money towards school loans, closing costs on our fist house, a washer and dryer,etc. Again I do not want to offend anything about this review process with a Ben Hogan and MGS which has been amazing and I'm so grateful to have been a part of. So I'm sorry to the person that seemingly took it personally about a listing on ebay, and jumped to conclusions that I somehow wouldn't have actually played them and honestly review them.
  9. Thanks guys, I know I always appreciated comparison pictures so I tried to do something similar. Especially when there aren't too many places that have the Hogan's to see, hopefully it helps people get a better feel of how they look. As far as the price goes, like I said, it is a little sewed because we were getting 10 and 11, compared to most people buying an iron set of 7 or 8 clubs. The irons themselves aren't too far off from clubs like the Taylormade RSi TP and Callaway Apex lines. And they are cheaper than a lot of the other specialty companies. The $159 per club is honestly just more than I can spend on any club regardless of how much I love it!
  10. I've been trying to get out on the course as much as possible so I get a subjective/objective reviews of the Ben Hogan irons/wedges. Here's a little snippet of my review...the rest to come next week! "My preconceived notions of the brand were that they would come out with a very high quality product that would stay true to the Hogan roots. Like almost all of the other Ben Hogan irons, I thought they would look amazing. I expected a classic look/design with a hint of modern technology. I must say they definitely delivered on all fronts." Will they stay in the bag?????
  11. Bummer I Just moved from Mississippi back home to Wisconsin. I would've let you hit them there!
  12. Ben Hogan Fort Worth 15 Irons &TK 15 Wedges – Official MGS Forum Review by SNCGOLF03 INTRO I fill you all in with a little information about myself and my game. I just turned 29 and have played golf I guess about 20 years or so. I played DIII golf up in Wisconsin where I'm from and got my HCP down to a 1 a year after I graduated in 2005. Then veterinary school came about and KILLED my golf playing time. I'm just over a year out of veterinary school and not able to play as much as I would like, but still more than my wife would like me to play. I probably get to play 9 holes a week on average during the months it's not snowing and my handicap is hovering between a 2-3. My game is fairly consistent…consistently inconsistent that is. I'm fairly long, not the longest player by any means, but I consistently hit my driver 280-300 on flat, no wind, normal run outs. Driver SS is around 115-118 mph. I would say the weakness in my game is accuracy; I don't hit a high percentage of fairways and struggle to hit a high percentage of G.I.R.s. I usually only average probably 30-40% of fairways and about 50% of GIRs, therefore I am usually doing a good a bit of scrambling. So all in all my strengths would be my length and short game, and my weaknesses are my accuracy and iron play (low GIRs). I don't typically try and work the ball that often unless the hole absolutely calls for it, so I typically hit more of a straight ball. I prefer to fade the ball if I want to work it, and am less comfortable hitting a draw on command but have recent been having a little draw to my ball flight. I've mentioned in by ‘unboxing' my current gamers (Adams CMB and Cobra Trusty Rusty wedges) and the other irons I've played in the past few years. My preconceived notions of the brand were that they would come out with a very high quality product that would stay true to the Hogan roots. Like almost all of the other Ben Hogan irons, I thought they would look amazing. I expected a classic look/design with a hint of modern technology to try and add forgiveness. I must say they definitely delivered on all fronts. PERFORMANCE - Wedges (50* and up) The wedges that I have are 51*, 55*, 59* and 63*. Prior to the Hogan's I had the Adams CMB in 51*, the Cobra Trusty Rusty in 55* and 61*. The previous gapping I had was typically 130 yards for the CMB Gap Wedge (51*) and I would hit ¾ and ½ shots all the way down to 100 yards. My Trusty Rusty 55* is typically the 115 max down to 80 depending on the type of shot I'm hitting, and the 61* is typically 90 yards and below. I typically use the 61* for the vast majority of the chip shots around the greens and bunker shots. I have to say probably my favorite club is the 51* Adams GW, very straight forgiving and consistent, so I was looking forward to seeing how the Hogan's faired in comparison. The TK wedges look and feel freaking awesome. Around the greens they performed very nicely. I was able to comfortably hit any shot I was trying to. I often open up the faces to hit higher trajectory lobs and had no issues doing this. The sole grinds worked really well around the greens for this, as I was able to open them and swing confidently. They NEVER dug too much, and would bounce wonderfully under the ball. I must say I haven't had a ton of opportunities to play out of the bunkers with them yet, but the times I have, they have been good. They ARE better out of the bunkers for me than my Trusty Rusty's. The spin I would say is adequate, not as good as the Cleveland's or Trusty Rusty's were when they were brand new, but not bad. Distance control has been a little bit of an issue with the wedges, but I will likely chalk that up to not getting to play a whole lot. Typically when I don't get to play frequently, my distance control with the ½ and ¾ shots suffers somewhat. On full swings distances were consistent when well struck. The 51* went slightly shorter than the Adams CMB gap wedge which is to be expected given it is 50*. I honestly am not sure how far I hit the 63* wedge as I haven't hit a full shot with it (mainly used it around the greens which it is wonderful for). I previously have never play a wedge of such loft. I can see why Phil loves having his 64* around the greens. I was curious to see how the KBS Tour V in x flex worked in the wedges as I've previously used S300s, S200s and RIFLE 6.0s. I really didn't notice that much of a difference in playability. Ball flight was nice, not overly high, and definitely not too low. I tend to have a fairly steep angle of attack and on most occasions the V-sole does a great job cutting through the tuff. I have run into the issue of occasionally digging too much with these from softer fairway lies on full swings. That is one of the things I like with the Adams CMB GW vs. the TK wedges. The CMB seems to have more bounce and a wider sole that won't dig as much relative to the TK wedges. This isn't necessarily a negative on the TK wedges, but for my swing, I may be better suited for a little different sole grind (at least for the gap and sand wedges). OVERALL WEDGE PERFORMANCE SCORE: 93/100 - Short irons (8-9-PW equivalent) Much of the same here compared to the wedges. Looks are fantastic, and plays overall just as beautifully. They transition very smoothly from the TK wedges. I have always had separate wedges then the rest of my set, but really really like the idea and ease of playing club to club without needing to make any visual or playing adjustments. With my length off the tee, the 8 iron through lob wedge have typically been the irons I hit the most. Distance is pretty much on par with my Adams CMBs. Ball flight is wonderful with the Hogan's. Nice mid-high launch and piercing trajectory. I have not had any issues of the balls flaring up in the wind, the balls cut through perfectly. I've had a set or two of irons in the past that I've had issues with flaring up (Ping I20's for example with Nippon Pro Modus 120X) but was EXTREMELY impressed with the Hogan's paired with the KBS Tour V shafts. I have hit some really good shots with the 8-PW, particularly the 8 iron. Almost got my first hole in one on a 168 yard par 3 but I forgot to read the green J and the ball turned a touch right as it got the hole, ending up 5 inches to the right and 2 inches past the hole. I was hoping to see my GIR% increase some with these irons, but honestly haven't seen any uptick on the average. But they have been par for the course on what I typically do with any of the irons I've played in the past. OVERALL SHORT IRON PERFORMANCE SCORE: 96/100 - Mid irons (5-6-7 equivalent) Mid irons is where I started to notice the forgiveness category of these irons. I will be honest and say they are surprisingly forgiving on slight mishits where the clubface is still square to the target. I had many slight mishits off towards the toe where they have still ended up pin high to my delight! One particular hole I recall was a 193 yard par 3 into the wind slightly. I caught my 27* (5-iron) off the toe a touch and slouched down expecting it to be short right and in the trees. The shadows hid where the ball ended up from the tee box, but I was impressed to see that the ball ended up 30 feet just right of the pin on the green and exactly pin high. Trajectory and spin have been just what I would hope, couldn't ask for a better combination. Again I never have seen a ball flare and get knocked down when hitting into the wind. I'm not going to sit here and say these are game-improvement irons and they will not penalize you with a mishit. If you have your face open or closed or hit a ball more than a slight mishit, you WILL suffer pretty significant distance loss and directional alterations. I feel as though my Adams CMBs are a little more forgiving overall, but not by much. Like I said earlier in the introduction, I don't do a lot of working the ball, but on occasion I will. The Hogan's are quite easy to work. I did have a tendency to ‘overwork' them especially when trying to cut the ball. I remember a handful of shots with the mid irons where I tried to play a baby fade, and ended up played a weak, significant slice instead. That being said, for those that enjoy working the ball, I think you will LOVE the flexibility and creativity these clubs can bring. OVERALL MID IRON PERFORMANCE SCORE: 90/100 - Long irons (3-4 equivalent) I guess the only club that I received that fits in this category is the 23* 4-iron. I really haven't had a 2 or 3 iron in the bag since my late high school and early college golf when I was bagging the MacGregor VIP 1025M irons. Since then I've played a 19-21* hybrid instead. For me, and I'm assuming the vast majority of people, the long irons are the weakest part of their games. I did struggle many of the times hitting the 23*. If you slightly mishit this one, you WILL lose a good amount of distance. I can honestly say I hit some pretty miserable shots with this club. I did struggle to hit accurate and well struck shots from the fairways. I was hoping to have a little more joy hitting this club, but did struggle to hit the center of the club face. Part of it is the club heads itself, being more of a blade, but some of it may be the length. The +3/4” increments between clubs, which I believe is the Hogan's standard length gap, may have added to the inconsistencies in hitting the sweet spot. It was about ½” longer than my Adams CMB 4 iron (which is 24*). Shots weren't all bad though mind you. The good portion of the time I hit pretty good to great shots off the tee when I wanted to hit a fairway. It offered piercing trajectory with great spin and flight. When hit pure, this was a fantastic and fun to hit club. OVERALL LONG IRON PERFORMANCE SCORE: 84/100 Overall performance of the Hogan's was great. The transition from club to club was seamless and the irons are a joy to play with. Every time I stepped up to the ball, I expected a crisp, accurate, piercing ball going right where I aimed. Granted my swing didn't always end up doing what I expected, I looked forward to hitting the next shot. TOTAL OVERALL PERFORMANCE: (average score of wedges, short, mid & long irons): 91/100 Subjective - Looks FLAT…OUT…GORGEOUS…The simple and elegant lines flow beautifully throughout the set making it hard not to just stare longingly at them. I was very hesitant to even hit these clubs in fear of putting the slightest scuff on them! Don't even get me started on the fear of hitting a rock out of a bunker, or pulling a Tiger and ‘dislocating my wrist' by hitting a hidden tree root and gauging the face or bottom. So far no major dings or scuffs so these bad boys look as sexy as when I unboxed them. If you have these in your bag, you will be looked at with envy and I guarantee you will get more dates. ***Be aware if these cause you to have an erection longer than 4 hours please seek medical attention. LOOKS SCORE: 100/100 - Sound & feel These do have a unique feel that is unlike anything I've hit. They do not feel as soft and buttery as the Adams CMBs, which I feel are one of the softest, best feeling irons I've ever played, but nonetheless, they do give you a wonderful forged feel. Like others have said, they do have a nice little (very little) click or crispness to them on impact. I love how they interact with the turf, just slicing through the grass like a hot knife through butter (except on those few when I get a little too steep and create mini-Grand Canyons). SOUND & FEEL SCORE: 98/100 (just because I slightly prefer the feel of the Adams CMBs) - Likelihood of Purchase (LOP) This is where the frugal, $100,000+ in debt part of me has to be realistic. If I wouldn't have be one of the luckiest men on the earth by being selected to receive and review these, I can say there is no way I would have purchased these with my current financial situation. First off my wife would kill me, and secondly I got upset when McDonald's increased the price of the McDouble from $0.99 to $1.19, so needless to say it's hard for me to spend money, even when it's on the game I love to play. I rarely buy new equipment and often purchase used (unless I have proshop money from tournaments). I ordered the stock shafts and still these clubs would have cost almost $1800. Keep in mind though this was for 11 clubs (7 irons and 4 wedges), so when you think of it that way they really aren't that much more than other higher end players irons/wedges. As good as these are, and beautiful as they look, unless I won the lottery, at the current retail price, my likelihood of purchase would honestly by 0%. If they were $999 (and with the quality and craftsmanship, they SHOULDN'T be priced that low), I honestly still wouldn't buy them. But in all fairness, I wouldn't buy ANY set of clubs for $999 at this time. But that is just me and my honest opinion. If I wasn't a recent graduate and was financially set and could purchase any set of irons, the Ben Hogan's would without a doubt be a set I would look at purchasing. Given my current game, I likely would end up getting something with a little more forgiveness in the long irons though, but I would definitely game the mid-irons through wedges. REALISTIC LOP SCORE: 0/100 IF I HAD MONEY LOP SCORE: 80/100 - Subjective notes Look, sound, feel, and feedback are all fantastic on the Ben Hogan irons/wedges. So subjectively they are some of the best golf clubs I've played. Price not quite as awesome. TOTAL SUBJECTIVE SCORE (average of the above): 93/100 *Since my realistic LOP is a 0/100, I'll use the ‘If I had money LOP' to not completely skew the averages significantly. Conclusions & Total Score All in all, I was completely impressed by the craftsmanship, look, feel, performance and by the company itself. The customer service was one of the best I have ever dealt with and I really like what they stand for as a company. It appears they are trying, and succeeding, in holding true to the ideals of Ben Hogan. I look forward to playing some more with these irons and wedges a little bit longer and potentially they will find a spot in my bag. Stay tuned for many more great reviews and let me know if you have any more specific questions for me and I'll do my best to get back to you all. If anyone is located in Wisconsin and around the Fox Valley area and wants to hit a few or play a round with me that may be a possibility! If I'm able to, I'll try and post a video at the range with them so you can get an idea of my swing and see the clubs in action (although Rick Shields already has a great video review on them already). I'll be back in a few weeks with my ‘follow-up' questions and answers! SNCGOLF03's FOLLOW-UP FIVE Will these irons stay in your bag? Why or why not? As was alluded to in my Final Review, I really liked the overall irons and wedges that Hogan has brought out. That being said, I also really like my current set of irons and found the overall forgiveness to be better in the Adams CMB irons I have. There's not that much difference in the mid and short irons as far as distance loss on off center hits between the two but was more noticeable with the 5 (27*) and especially the 4 (23*). Mind you the Adams CMBs aren't extremely forgiving either but it is a noticeable difference. There is a pretty significant loss of directional control on the Hogan's when my clubface was not square, which was really accentuated in the longer irons. For my game, which is one that I don't tend to consistently try and work the ball left and right I am better suited for an iron with more perimeter weighting to help decrease twist on impact. The tungsten weights on the heal and toe of the Adams CMBs seems to do a solid job of that for me. Even the Adams though in the long irons are a little inconsistent for me and now that I am not playing quite as much (although I've played a lot more than normal during this review process), I may soon go even more forgiving than my Adams CMBs. The Hogan TK wedges overall were great. I still though think they don't quite make it in my bag for a variety of reasons that largely have to do with my swing. In my “Final Review” I mentioned how much I like the Adams CMB Gap Wedge and the little bit wider sole helps me not dig as much on my relatively steep downswing. Although not bad at all, the V-sole was a little bit inconsistent when I was on tighter lies that were soft. If I made a poor swing I took some pretty large pelts of turf and came up quite short. The sole on the CMB helped forgive me more on those occasional poor swings. Up in Wisconsin we aren't faced with a ton of really dry conditions and fairways are often softer so I feel I will be much more consistent with the Adams Gap short irons and GW. The Cobra Trusty Rusty's, to be honest, I'm not a huge fan of for my game either and think the Hogan TK wedges were a little bit better than those as far as turf interaction. I'm not sure of the exact bounce on the Trusty Rusty's (I think the bounce varies from heal, middle and toe) but I think they are pretty low bounce which for my swing isn't ideal. As nice as the Hogan's feel, to me the Adams CMBs feel quite a bit better, and not a knock on Hogan's, just to me the CMBs are the best feeling irons I've hit. They just feel so soft to me and love it. In the past few weeks since the overall review, I've been alternating playing rounds with the Hogan's and the Adams CMBs, keeping track of greens in regulation and scores. Overall this is the main factor of why the Adams CMBs will be staying in my bag. My GIRs have been much better with the Adams over the CMBs. Like I previously said in my other reviews, hitting greens has been not my greatest part of my game. With the Hogan's I've been averaging about 40-50% of GIRs, but the last few rounds with the Adams when they go back into the rotation I've hit 7/9 (the 2 holes I missed where when I hit drove it behind a tree and had to punch out, and the other was a 240 yard par 3 that I hit a hybrid off of). So with that round every realistic chance I had to use my irons into the green I hit it. Then yesterday I hit 14/18 greens, 3 of the ‘misses' were just on the fringe, 2 of which I made for birdie, and the other miss was due to my tee shot amongst the trees. The conditions weren't benign either; 15-25 mph winds and I hit a solid 3/14 fairways! I just hit the ball much more accurately and the tendency to miss right and left is much less with the CMBs vs the Hogan's. VIDEOS IN ACTION (last one is a range review): https://www.youtube.com/embed/NRpBkIyuDAY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>https://www.youtube.com/embed/i4A3Ohyxg8c"frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> https://www.youtube.com/embed/m79wSnvpYEs"frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> https://www.youtube.com/embed/SoPbDzNdxjo"frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> https://www.youtube.com/embed/XJIKHZxU6M0"frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> To whom, if anyone, would you recommend these? Why? For someone that likes working the ball, I really think the Hogan's would be fantastic. The overall quality and performance is fantastic for someone looking for a unique set of irons that not many people have. You will likely be the envy of your foursome! For someone who previously owned or wanted to own Ben Hogan irons, I think will be very pleased with these irons. They stayed true to the Hogan roots and crafted a wonderful iron. I think someone who wants a more blade-like iron, yet still doesn't want to sacrifice complete forgiveness these are great. How has this experience shaped or changed your impression of the Hogan brands? I have been completely blown away by Hogan's dedication and commitment to customer service and willingness to satisfy the customer. There communication and turnaround time for answers were something I don't think I've ever seen before. I know there were some issues with some of the testers' lofts being off, and they went above and beyond to try and figure out and correct the issues. I never did get my specs measured elsewhere, but by how they played on the course, my yardage gaps were great and consistent so that's good enough for me. I really look forward to seeing what they come out with next in the future. What features would you change or eliminate in the next generation of this model? I would like to see them change their standard length gap be more ‘standard'. I think the ¾” gap is a little too much especially in the long irons. Maybe give some more sole options in the wedges. Like I stated, for me, I would prefer a little wider sole in the wedges to make sand shots a little easier, and more forgiving when I get a little too steep. What feature do you really like, and would most like to see continued or evolved in future models? I really like the looks, classic and clean, and love how they blend from one head to the next. As many of the testers stated, the long irons can be quite challenging to hit, and miss-hits can be punishing. I'd like to see them evolve and offer maybe a blended, easier to hit option in the longer irons. Just to help those who need a little more help launching the ball and maybe a little more heel and toe weighting for those mishits. I'd like to see them evolve the “Hogan Fit” and work out the few kinks. Maybe add a shaft fit tool to help narrow down shaft options, as well as getting some static body measurements to get the lengths and lie angles as a starting point. I know it would be as good as a real life fitting, but I think it would help get a better online fit for those of us that aren't going to have access to fitters and places that carry the Hogan line. I made a post earlier about some of the kinks that I noticed too in case you didn't read it: “When you fill out the HoganFit initially and put all your current set specs like Midsized grip, current length and lie, and then get your initial HoganFit Analysis results they have the grip size as Midsize...but then when you go to the Next Page to Purchase and they give you the summary, it resets the grip size category to standard. So if you're not careful, you may get the wrong grips/sizes. They also don't automatically fill in the length adjustments and lie adjustments to match with your 'current set' so I'm assuming they mean for you to fill it in on your own. I'm not sure if that's where some testers got messed up with the thinking that the HoganFit was designed to also 'fit your length and lie and grip size'. I was under the assumption, whether or not it's correct I'm not sure, but the HoganFit was designed to only fit the lofts and loft gapping, not anything else. If they were wanting, which I think they should, to do a more comprehensive online fit, they could include arm length, hand length, height, etc. similar to the Ping Online fitting tool, to help get you on the right start of what length and lie and grip size you should get. One other critique I had of the HoganFit was that after you put in your current set makeup, me for instance I have a driver,3 wood, 19* hybrid, 4-GW, 55* & 61* and putter, their recommendations give you too many clubs. So with the set I was given, I was rocking 15 clubs in the bag.” Any other lasting impression or parting thoughts you'd like to add? Again I want to thank MyGolfSpy and Ben Hogan golf for this once in a lifetime opportunity given to me and a few other lucky members. I hope I helped give a little insight on these great clubs. Although ultimately they aren't completely perfect for me, the vast majority of people that try and see them really do love them. I really hope the Hogan brand will be successful and will continue to do great customer service and bring out other great products.
  13. Before I get into to everything, I want to give a shout out of thanks to MyGolfSpy and Ben Hogan Golf for letting me and the others be a part of this AMAZING opportunity. When I got the message that I was one of the lucky ones to partake in this, I seriously got the biggest smile on my face, which stayed there for at least a few days!!! Now on with the show! Unboxing: I rushed home from the veterinary clinic where I work because I got a text from my wife that a package had arrived at our doorstep. I maybe was a little short with some of my last few patients/clients, and maybe didn't take the most detailed notes in the records so I could leave a few minutes early…I mean come on, for me this was an EMERGENCY!!! I was one of the last ones to get the long anticipated, long brown box at the door step. My Ben Hogan irons had arrived in WISCONSIN!!! I immediately brought the box into the house, forgot to kiss and hug my wife and say “hey hun, how was your day” and went right to the dining room to bust open my new irons and wedges. The box was very unassuming and plain. No fancy writing or logos on the box, just a straight up, cardboard box. The outside of the box was a little bumped and bruised but on the inside was pure perfection. The irons were laid out neatly on the inside with minimal padding, just a little plastic wrapped around each head. They were packed very neatly and tightly though so they stayed ding and dent free during the trip up north. The inside of the box was a pretty classy red, white, and blue with the quotation on the bottom reading, “A well hit golf shot is a feeling that goes up the shaft, right into your hands, and into your heart.” Ben Hogan Other clubs that I have ordered, such as Taylormade irons, were a bit more ‘securely' packaged with the club heads in foam padding, but the Hogan's arrived in perfect condition regardless. This was just an observation, not really a negative for me (although it would've been if they were scratched and dinged). There was a nice little write up about the irons and the company along with the clubs as well as a bag tag with each iron, the loft and a blank space for a yardage so you can keep note of your average distances you hit each one. I think that's a cool little feature that can help you transition from the traditionally ‘numbered' irons to these that have the lofts written on them. I honestly probably won't use this in that way, but some may find it useful. One of the slightly disappointing things about my unboxing experience was that I had done the HoganFit and had been fitted for the 23* to the 63* with 4* increments between. I had only received the 23* to the 59*. I promptly asked the other MyGolfSpy members if they got 10 or 11 clubs and most everyone got 11 (where I got 10). It brought me back to my childhood Christmas where yes it was awesome and exciting, but I always had a slight disappointment because my little sister always got more presents and better gifts then me. But one of the great things I've learned thus far about Ben Hogan Golf is that their customer service has been phenomenal. I spoke directed with Tyler, the Digital Marketing Manager, and he looked into for me. Within 30 minutes I had an email directly from him saying my 63* is going to be built to the same specs as the rest and shipped out ASAP. I was very pleased! Over the past 5-8 years I've played with a number of iron sets so I hope I can offer some decent comparisons if that's what you guys want. My current gamers are the Adams CMB 4-GW with TT DG Tour x100s. Some of the previous sets were MacGregor VIP 1025M, Ping i20, TM Rocketbladez Tour, Mizuno MP 30 and 60s, TM MCs, Bridgestone J40 CB, and TM R9 TP. So there ya go! Can't wait to get some range and rounds in with these bad boys and I'm sure you all are looking forwards to more pics and reviews. I hope to do you and MyGolfSpy justice. Let me know if you have any questions.
  14. I can't believe I was selected to review these! So pumped and I hope I provide some good insight for everyone! I'll be able to compare them head to head with my Adams CMBs which are going to be very difficult to beat out! I've played a handful of other irons in the past 5 years as well (Mizzy MP 60s and 30s, TM MCs, TM R9tp, Ping i20, Rocketbladez TP). Haven't tried the KBS Tour V shafts yet so looking forward to that as well (previously usually play x100s, but had the Pro Modus 3s and KBS TOURs as well). Can't wait for them to arrive!
  15. HoganFit experience: Very easy to use and it makes sense. The only question/concern I had was when it was all said and done and gave me my club recommendations, it gave me 11 total irons which doesn't work because that leaves me with 15 total clubs. It says it will fill in between your driver and putter, has you record you FW and hybrid (I have one of each) but then gives me 11 irons. So then I have to drop or change the lofts of their recommendations which kinda makes the process not work for me in my case. Your handicap: 2 What the Hogan name means to you: Pure, simple, elegant. I played with the Apex Pro irons and LOVED everything about them. I was so excited to see them making a comeback and it would be absolutely amazing to win these and I would give an honest,thorough, and great review for MyGolfSpy. I could even do some video review too which I think everyone would appreciate. Thanks for the opportunity Hogan Golf and MyGolfSpy!!!
  16. Got a few things today, prices include shipping and Paypal. Feel free to make an offer. I ship fast using USPS Priority so it'll arrive in 2-3 days, perfect feedback Ping G20 Ping Tour X flex shaft, 9.5* std length, HC included - my current gamer and nothing has beat it out yet. I'll probably end up keeping it but I can get what I want for it I'll let it go. I thin paint scratch on the top back crown (see pic) no dummy marks. $127 shipped The holy grail of 3 woods Tour Edge Exotics CB2 with the Graphite Design X-Quad Extra Stiff shaft. Std length. HC included. Not very noticable sky mark, see pics. $55 shipped Putters SOLD
  17. Prices include shipping and tracking USPS Priority! Shoot me some offers and we can work out a deal. Not really that interested in trades. I have basically new Taylormade SLDR 430 10.5* TP with an upgraded Matrix 7M3 X flex shaft and new Golf Pride Tour Velvet Corded grip with 4 wraps of tape. I literally just took the plastic wrap and hit 10 times so there is ZERO signs of wear. I have the Brand New headcover as well. I got the club straight from taylormade last week. Standard TM driver length. This club is a BEAST and you need to be a man to hit it. I can sell the head only or shaft only or together. Costs $499 retail in stores and online stores. Together $ 420 obo Head only $ 280 obo Shaft only $140 (retail $320 without tip) obo I have a BRAND NEW R1 TP RIP Phenom 60 Stiff shaft that plays 45" in a R1 or SLDR head. Awesome performing shaft. Has the R1 2* TP Tip on it in NEW condition (came in a R1V2 head) TP RIP PHENOM - $65 obo Next up my current gamer- PING G20 9.5* with matching headcover - in great shape. The easiest, most forgiving driver I have ever hit. Recently tried it up agaist the NIKE Covert Tour 2.0 with Speeder shaft and SLDR and it outperformed both. Nice penetrating flight and feels awesome. Has the PING Tour X flex shaft in it. Topline is perfect, crown perfect minus a single surface scrape (see pics), face has very little wear, and bottom also has little wear. Ferrule has a tiny bit of separation that has no effect on club, just want full disclosure. Has a patriot golf pride grip in great shape. $ 140 shipped obo Selling the ultimate HOLY GRAIL 3 wood. The legendary Tour Edge CB2 with the Graphite Design X Quad Extra stiff shaft in it. Standard length and in overall solid shape. Some crown wear as you can see from the pictures and just brush marks on the bottom. Face is in good shape. Comes with matching head cover. $80 Shipped OBO Last up is a sweet COBRA Trusty Rusty Black finish 51* wedge. Awesome performance and versitle with the sole grind. Great and feel and great spin. Only played a few rounds with it and ZERO range time so grooves are like new, and NO dings. Just a touch finish wear and rust coming in. Grip and shaft (Black DG S200) are basically new. I also have the 55* and 61* which I love but i'm going to add a hybrid or 3 iron so getting rid of a wedge. $45 shipped OBO
  18. Prices include shipping and tracking USPS Priority! Shoot me some offers and we can work out a deal. Not really that interested in trades. Maybe an X flex driver I have 2 brand new, never hit Taylormade Tour Issue TP drivers R1 V2 drivers. Get what the tour players play! Slightly smaller head for more workability (440cc) and lighter head (both heads weigh 195 grams). One has a TP RIP Phenom 60 Stiff shaft and the other has a TP Matrix Ozik RUL 60 stiff shaft. I can sell them as is or just heads or however you want them! Sorry no HC or tools. Head only $250 each Head + RIP PHENOM $300 Head + Matrix RUL $380 I have an awesome Scotty Cameron Monterey putter in MINT condition with custom finish and paint fill, with a Super Stroke grip. Head has 2, 20 gram weights so you can really feel the head perfectly. Measures 33.5" and comes with original "Art of Putting" headcover $250 shipped Next up my current gamer- PING G20 9.5* with matching headcover - in great shape. The easiest, most forgiving driver I have ever hit. Nice penetrating flight and feels awesome. Has the PING Tour X flex shaft in it. Topline is perfect, crown perfect minus a single surface scrape (see pics), face has very little wear, and bottom also has little wear. Ferrule has a tiny bit of separation that has no affect Just want full disclosure. Has a patriot golf pride grip in great shape. $145 shipped Last up is a sweet COBRA Trusty Rusty Black finish 51* wedge. Awesome performance and versitle with the sole grind. Great and feel and great spin. Only played a few rounds with it and ZERO range time so grooves are like new, and NO dings. Just a touch finish wear and rust coming in. Grip and shaft (Black DG S200) are basically new. I also have the 55* and 61* which I love but i'm going to add a hybrid or 3 iron so getting rid of a wedge. $45 shipped OBO
  19. Most wanted blade putter 2013.... love the reviews of products! http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/9775-mygolfspys-most-wanted-blade-contestant-reveal/
  20. Make reasonable offers! Will ship fast and prices include shipping! PERFECT FEEDBACK! Make reasonable offers! Will ship fast and prices include shipping! PERFECT FEEDBACK! Bridgestone J40 Cavity Back 4-PW, yup the ones used by Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker, with upgraded KBS Tour shafts in X flex. Have very expensive, like new Golf Pride Z-Cord grips which I think are hands down the best grips out there. The irons are in fantastic shape overall, with minimal bag chatter, and minimal face wear. No rusting or browning on the face or grooves. Standard Bridgestone length and lie (5 iron 37.75" and 6 iron 62.5* lie angle). $450 435 425 415 or best offer (3 iron in pics not included) PING G20 9.5* with head cover - in great shape. Has the PING Tour X shaft in it. No sky marks but a scratch near the heal that can probably buffed out (see pic). Face has little wear, and bottom also has little wear. Ferrule has a tiny bit of separation that has no affect, just want full disclosure. Has new patriot golf pride grip that was $10. Amazing launch and so easy to hit! $165 shipped or best offer Versa 2-Ball that is in like new condition. I barely used this. Measures 34" and has a like new PINGMAN grip on it and matching headcover in perfect shape. Easy to line up and feels awesome. $145 shipped or best offer Callaway FT-9 Tour Sold
  21. WILL SHIP ASAP USPS PRIORITY SO IT'LL ARRIVE IN 2-3 DAYS! PING G20 9.5* with HC - in great shape. Has the Tour X shaft in it. Crown perfect, face has little wear, and bottom also has little wear. Ferrule has a tiny bit of separation that has no affect Just want full disclosure. Has a small strip of lead tape towards heal that can be removed. Has new patriot golf pride grip that was $10. $170 shipped OBO Up for sale is a premium upgraded shaft with low spin, low mid launch, amazing feel and accuracy. The Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana Ahina 70 X retails at $360 and has a Ping Adapter for your G25 or Anser driver. Help your already awesome driver perform even better! Shaft is basically new and has a like new yellow Golf Pride New Decade grip. Measures at 44 1/4" grip to tip. $125 Shipped OBO I have an amazing Adams SUPER LS 19* hybrid with an upgraded UST V2 90gram x flex shaft in it. This is a bomber and in great shape. Just a little face wear due to the black finish, otherwise its great! Comes with matching like new head cover! Retail $299.99 $160 shipped! Ping Tour TFC 169 F FAIRWAY WOOD shaft in X flex. Measures at 42" grip to tip. Is a one time clean pull under low heat from a ping G20 3 wood. Has an awesome new golf pride tour velvet grip std size. Shaft is in great shape and ready to find fairways and greens. $40 OBO Awesome driver up next with a sweet upgraded shaft. Oldie but a goodie, absolute bomber with legendary hot face. Callaway FT-9 Tour 9.5* imix with one of the best looking shafts out there, the Fujikura Rombax 6X07 stiff flex. Overall pretty good shape. Face is pretty great, a few minor paint chips near crown and some other minor scuffing. Shaft has about 3 minor scuffs, otherwise performs like a champ! Comes with the HC and the wrench! $85 shipped OBO
  22. Everything will be shipped within a day of Paypal with either USPS Priority or Fedex Ground (for irons) so they'll arrive within 2-3 days! MAKE REASONABLE OFFERS! NEED MONEY TO BUY A WEDDING GIFT FOR MY SOON TO BE WIFE IN 17 DAY! Like new, used only one round! Looks better than most you see in the stores, super shiny. Custom shipped straight from Taylormade last week. 4-PW, x100 shafts +1/2" from std (5 iron is 38.25"), upgraded Golf Pride Full Cord grips with 4 wraps of tape so close to midsize. Super forgiving and feel really solid. $640 600 $590 OBO shipped Ping Anser 8.5* head in mint condition, really zero signs of wear. Just got it from a wrxer but it's actually TOO LOW spin for me! Didn't think i would ever say that but comboed with the RIP Phenom it just was too low spin. Hopefully some one with a little faster swing speed than me can benefit from it, as it is an amazing driver with great forgiveness. The RIP Phenom 70 Tour X is really low spin with this head. It's in new condition, looks sick and I only used it once. Also will fit in the G25. Measures 44.25" grip to tip. Head $205 185 - comes with HC and Tool Shaft SOLD PING G20 9.5* with HC - in great shape. Has the PING Tour X shaft in it. Crown perfect, face has little wear, and bottom also has little wear. Ferrule has a tiny bit of separation that has no affect Just want full disclosure. Has a small strip of lead tape towards heal that can be removed. Has new patriot golf pride grip that was $10. Amazing launch and so easy to hit! $165 shipped Adams SUPER LS 19* hybrid SOLD Ping Tour TFC 169 F FAIRWAY WOOD shaft Sold Awesome driver up next with a sweet upgraded shaft. Oldie but a goodie, absolute bomber with legendary hot face. Callaway FT-9 Tour 9.5* imix with one of the best looking shafts out there, the Fujikura Rombax 6X07 stiff flex. Overall pretty good shape. Face is pretty great, a few minor paint chips near crown and some other minor scuffing. Shaft has about 3 minor scuffs, otherwise performs like a champ! Comes with the HC and the wrench! $105 $100 90 75 shipped OBO
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