Handicap: Right now, about 10. Back when I played my last set of Hogans, it was about 4 (a few years ago).
I have always loved Hogan clubs. The top line is appealing to the eye, and I always felt confident with them. I had a set of Apex irons, 2-W. Loved them. Maybe it was mental, but I felt I played better knowing one of the best golfers in the history of the sport designed these clubs. When I found out Hogan wasn't making clubs anymore, I searched and found me a set of Apex irons. Brand new, still wrapped, they were a few years old, but I got them for cheap. That didn't matter. The technology in these clubs (designed almost 10 years prior to purchase) was still better than any new clubs I had hit. I could bomb the ball, work it either direction, and making solid contact felt like slicing through butter with a hot knife. I could play every shot, and had the confidence that even a tiny mis-hit wouldn't result in catastrophic failure. I played with them for 4 years, until I got married, was golfing less, and figured I needed a little more forgiving club. However, I had a tough time getting used to, what I felt, was a less-advanced club, and ultimately switched to the Titleist MB's I play now. They aren't nearly as comfortable as my Hogans were, but until I saw these Ft. Worth irons, I never thought I'd have an opportunity to get back to the best clubs I've ever hit.
Being able to play the new Hogans is something I've been waiting for. The chance to play the best players club out there, get back that old confidence, and most of all, score better, is why I feel I should be a tester of the new Hogan Ft. Worth 15 irons and TK 15 Wedges.