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fbluhm last won the day on April 2 2015

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  1. Fred from San Antonio: I'm not eligible to test the Hogan hybrids because I already have two of them (24-27 degrees). Love `em. Well worth trying if you're interested in testing them. Anxious to see what mgs's testers think about them. Also, if you want to take a look at them in person, they, along with all of Hogan's new clubs, are now available for sale at Golfsmith.
  2. Had a chance to try one of the Hi irons a few months ago, complements of The Hogan Company. Would love to try all three to give a more in debt opinion. Regardless of whether I'm chosen or not, i think those who do get to try them out will be very impressed.
  3. Driver: Titleist 915D2 Fairway woods: Titleist 915-F (7) Hybrid: Titleist 816 HI 27 degrees Irons: Ben Hogan PTx Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15s 60, 53,47,49 Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport Select M2 Bag: Ben Hogan stand bag Ball: Snell MyTourBall
  4. Congratulations, Bogey. A member by which all others are measured, to be sure. Always look forward to your comments.
  5. Used to use a glove until I put the Golf Pride CP2s on my Hogans. Best feel I've ever had in a grip, and very easy on my hands.
  6. since you mentioned Kick X, I thought I'd mention that I read an article the other day that noted how Titleist is suing the manufacturer due to patent infringement. Titleist claims that Kick X (which is part of the Medicus family) has copied the dimples on their balls. If you've seen any of the Kick X ads lately on the Golf Channel, you'll notice that Kick X no longer shows the names of the balls that it supposedly outhits - instead they just show ball A, ball B, etc. As for the balls I'm currently using, I prefer the Nicklaus Blues, which are designed for those hitting off the regular tees vs. bcd tees or senior tees. Excllent ball, and I get the same distance that i do with a ProV. They're $28 a dozen, plus any donation you like to make to your favorite charity. On certain days, I feel a yellow ball is easier to see, so I tee up a yellow Bridgestone RX.
  7. If nothing else, I suppose you could send a quick email to Bill Totten, the Hogan customer service rep who wrote me back and see if they'd let you try a 30 degree for the same 30-day period they're giving others. It would only be for one club, but if they think you might eventually buy more clubs, maybe they'd be flexible. and you'd get your money back if you weren't happy with the club. I suspect that those people Hogan made the 30-day offer to may be people who have contacted the company inquiring about the clubs. Otherwise, I'm not sure how the company would have gotten their names. Meanwhile shooting in the low 70s is certainly nothing to scoff at.
  8. Hard to tell, Bogey. Do you low if any of the earlier Hogan irons from the past were available for left-handers?
  9. Here's the response I got from Hogan about LH clubs. Sorry, looks like it's going to be while. They're probably going to have to be more established before they can start offering clubs for LHers. Hi Fred, As of today, there is no timetable on when we will have left handed clubs. I will keep your name on a list of lefties and will keep you in the loop on a release date. Let me know if I can be of further assistance Bill Totten Trade Partner Customer Service Representative BillT@BenHoganGolf.com Direct Line 1-817-576-8612 | Cell 1262-271-1956 Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company 685 John B. Sias Memorial Parkway, Ste 515 Fort Worth, TX 76134
  10. That's great to hear. #7 is a counterbalance, too. Right? How do you like the Super stroke grip? I'll tell you what... I could have paid twice as much for the Scotty Cameron version and not putted any better than I do with the Odyssey. I'll probably take that $200 I saved and get another Hogan wedge.
  11. if you go on facebook and check out Ben Hogan Golf, you'll find a review of the irons from someone who just recently got them, and has used them on the course a few times. See what you think. Fred
  12. Finally got to the point where I realized I needed a little extra weight on my putter to help steady my hands and stroke. I've been a Cameron guy for many years, so I checked out the counterbalance version of the SC Newport Select 2.5 I've been using. I really didn't want to pay $400 for it, so I checked out some alternatives. While at the San Antonio Golfsmith, I asked my golfTEC guy what he thought. He recommended the same putter he had recently purchased - the Odyssey Works #1 Wide Tank putter, which lists for $200. It's a compact heel-toe weighted blade with a wide flange, Versa high contrast alignment, Tank counterbalance, and double bend shaft and full-shaft offset. I got the 35" inch length. It comes standard with a Super Stroke grip. Thanks to the extra weight, my stroke is much firmer and steady now. As a result, I can honestly say that my putting has improved nearly 50%. Weight-wise, the putter feels the same to me as the scotty Cameron for $400. And since I've had four Cameron's, the brand no longer holds a novelty factor for me. Anyway, just a quick note on my new putter. I also recently purchased my first Hogan wedge (60 degree). Unlike my Titleist SM5s, Hogan wedges are forged. I'm hoping they will have the same soft feel as my irons. PS... I'm still hitting my Nicklaus balls as well, if not better, than my ProVs. Have decided to go with them this year.
  13. I'll get a hold of the guys in the customer service dept. that I know and get an answer for you. I think they simply started out with RH clubs because most players are RH. Hard to believe that they wouldn't offer LH clubs sometime down the line. Fred
  14. I think it's a very good deal, providing you are truly interested in purchasing the clubs sometime in the future. Most companies wouldn't be so generous, I think, and it's a great way to try them out risk-free. That said, I've expressed in the past on this forum how much I love my Hogans; they will be my last set of clubs until (if and when) the company improves upon them. I'm very proud of the fact that I own a fitted set of the irons, and often find myself promoting them to other golfers. Did so today at a Knights of Columbus tournament here in San Antonio. I let one guy try them, next thing you know, another wanted to check them out. When I move back to the Dallas/Fort worth area next year, maybe I should try and see if they'd hire this ex-media guy to work for them ;-)
  15. I'm hoping that Jordan will be in that small, rare, class of players that who truly are great and play that way week after week. Just as Tiger did when he first came o the scene, Jordan's good for golf, and has given fans of the game a reason to celebrate again. Meanwhile, I'm wondering how many golf stores are selling selling out of Titleist drivers and irons, along with Scotty Cameron putters. And could there possibly be any Under Armour clothing left on the shelves ;-)
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