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  1. On 5/17/2020 at 10:16 PM, azstu324 said:

    Finished product..

    Ended up making an impromptu secret sauce with caramelized onions in butter, Worcestershire and garlic with avacado mayo.. divine

    With the homemade buns, coconut sugar candied bacon and blue cheese.. OMG!!!!

    Fries weren't homemade but we're jazzed up with parmesan and garlic salt and where crispy and heavenly.
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    the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
     

    Please post recipe for that Coconut sugar candied bacon.  That sounds awesome.

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  2. 3 hours ago, GolfSpy Barbajo said:

    I have four rounds in with the combo set - with ICONs making up the 8-9-PW end of the set. Right now my game is one big dumpster fire, so it's hard to say, but the good shots I've hit with the ICONs are very good. I wouldn't call them particularly more forgiving or longer than the Ft. Worth 15s, but they do feel terrific and they're easy to flight - when I hit them well. Right now that's maybe half the shots, but that's true of pretty much every club in the bag for me right now. 

    If this keeps up I may light the whole bag on fire...

    Thanks. I know they will be less forgiving since they are muscle backs.  I’m more interested in the feel of a solid shot and the workability.  Sounds like they pass muster in those categories.  I just can’t seem to fade my AP2’s like I want. It could be me, but I think the tungsten toe weighting might also have something to do with it. 

    1. Been playing as long as I can remember, probably 45 years. HDCP is 5.  I played a lot of junior golf and small college golf, but didn't play from about 1997 to 2015.  Now that kids are grown, I can get out and play more, but its been hard to get the old game back.  Goal is to break 70.  I have gotten close a few times in the last few years since I've been back, but still haven't broken the barrier.

    2. What do you love about golf?     From the physical standpoint, it is a nice self-challenge to try and improve and get better, but also the reward of feeling a well struck shot is just awesome.  It's what keeps you coming back.  The other side is the camaraderie and the people you meet.  It's the great equalizer!  It doesn't matter how much money you have or what you do, if you have a great swing, a good game, and are courteous, those boundaries are broken on the course, and its just some golfers getting together to enjoy the game and maybe compete.

    3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy?  Enjoy reading ideas from other players, and how they view and/or enjoy the game.  Always learn something new.     Do you already know any other Spies?  Don't think I know any other spies.

    4. Where are you from? What is your home course?   I'm in Jacksonville, FL.  Usually play at NAS Jacksonville.

    5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?   Best things are the weather, golf year round.  Worst is the heat, sometimes its tough on on the course, and there are only bermuda greens.  Would love to play on nice bent grass greens like up north, but I'll take the trade off with the weather, there are still a lot of nice rolling greens down here.

    6. What do you do for a living?  Sales rep for a Spinal Cord Stimulator company, helps to relieve chronic pain.

    7. How’d you pick your user name?  Nothing special, just abbreviated first name with last.

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    • Travis White, Florida, HDCP: 5.8

    Dream Bag:

    Putter: Cleveland TFI-2135 Cero

    ​Driver: Srixon Z765  9.5 deg, X-Stiff

    3 Wd:  Srixon Z F65 15 deg, X-Stiff

    Hybrid: Srixon Z H65 19 deg, X-Stiff

    Irons:  Srixon Z 765, 3-AW, DG AMT, X-Stiff

    Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3, Tour Satin, 54 and 58 deg, V-LG

    Umbrella:  Srixon Tour Umbrella

    Bag: CG Black Stand Bag

    Balls: Z-Star XV Pure White, #91

  3. Went out for another range session today with my demo set.  Again, trying to find my old swing and trying to compare to my old Ping Eye 2's.  Weather stayed away and the course was dead, so decided to walk 9 to put them to the test on the course and to check ball flight with Pro V1's.  These things feel pretty nice off of the fairway and check well on the greens.  The biggest difference I notice vs. the Ping's were from out of the bermuda rough.  The Hogans cut right through it with a solid, crisp feel.  While I don't have a SW, I did use the 51 around the green to try and get the feel.  It felt great!  Nice solid, crisp contact with the ball.

     

    While I still want to compare to AP2's, these Hogan's are looking good.

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  4. Hey travwhite!  Where are you playing?

     

    Welcome to the forum, and thanks for your input.  Several of us are thinking about them and everyone has liked the new Hogans.  Glad to see another friendly review.  I will be in Vegas next month and I heard that Hogan open a fitter there, so should get a chance to try them out.

    I'm in Jacksonville, FL now.  Mostly play at NAS Jacksonville.  Next step is a couple of lessons to get me in the right slot, then probably a fitting session up the road at Sea Island, Ga.  They are a regional fitter for Titleist and use quality balls and a Trackman.  From there I will evaluate a couple of the other top players irons and compare.

     

    Cheers...

  5. My background:  Dad was a club pro, and I grew up playing blades (Hogans and Titleist Tour Models).  When I was 17, I got a set of Ping Eye 2's in 1986 when there was a 6 month waiting list to get them.  I have been playing the Pings ever since.  After about a 15 year lay off from golf due to work and raising a family of 4 kids, I've committed myself to getting back into it.  I have spent a lot of time on the range this year trying to find the tempo and the groove and have it down to an 8 HCP.  The goal is to shoot 69, so I realize that, although the Eye 2's are still some of the best clubs ever made, they are no longer legal, probably suffering from fatigue, and don't give me much feedback on misses.  So I need to look at new sticks.  I have been eyeing the Titleist AP2's until I found out about Hogans a couple of months ago.  After reading the reviews, I ordered the 3 club demo set to trial and received them 2 days ago.

     

    Upon inspection, I have to agree that they are absolutely beautiful all the way around. Again, I am used to playing bulky offset Ping Eye 2's, but I think the new Hogans have very little offset, and the top line seems to be no thicker than the Mizuno's or Titleist that I have looked at.

     

    This morning was my first opportunity to get them to the range.  Solid shots were very smooth, nice ball flight, with consistent dispersion.  Turf interaction on well hit shots was nice, barely a divot as the club swept through the ball.

     

    I also hit all of the misses (Toe, heel, fat, thin), and consistent with many of the reviewers here, this is where the club shines.  Feedback was received as to how I missed it, but still a solid feel, very little loss of distance or accuracy.  None of the stinging and numbness of the hands that I remember from years ago on the thin shots.

     

    I still have a few more weeks to try these out, but my initial impression is very positive.

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