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  1. the front nine was a really good feeling. I hadn’t played that well in awhile. Back nine, wont be mentioned. Vids on my Instagram Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. Now this was me. It was like every 15 minutes. I was trying to escape extra election drama Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. I agree V3 are great. I’m thinking of getting some of the V.4 just because I like to have options Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. Happy Halloween to all! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. Do you have the time? First off, let me introduce myself. My name is Josh. I'm 45 years old and I enjoy golf (maybe a little too much.) I'm from NE Indiana so we only get to golf between March and October. (sometimes the weather won't cooperate enough to even let us do that) I've been in love with the game since 2012. My golf partner, Judge Smails, and I play every weekend. Talk about golf 24/7 and have even taken movie quotes and crafting them to fit our golf game. We have a friendly wager for the last 3 holes where it's straight up. Now, 9 times out of 10 he wins, but what keeps me coming out is knowing that that day is the 1 I'm going to win. For me to win, I'm going to have to squeeze every yard out of all of my clubs. My current 3 Wood had been in my bag since 2016. I use it for tight fairways or to pick up yards on my partner. He's longer off the tee by a lot. So I depend on my 3 wood to keep me in the match, and it does. We're usually both putting for par. It's not like we're playing for anything, just a bag tag that means the world to us. I have made the claim that I intend to be buried with my current 3 Wood. My current 3 Wood has been in my bag since 2016. I admit that I wanted to test out a 3 Wood just to see if it can keep up with Woody, (that's the clubs' name.) I truly want to thank MyGolfSpy for this opportunity. Testing is a huge responsibility that I don't take lightly. With that statement in mind, I believe you're going to get an honest review. So now that you have a little insight as to who I am. Let the review begin. How does one act when they know they're getting new golf equipment? Well, here's the GIF that we use. One chilly November day I get home from work to see this. I rushed it inside, by this time my wife and kids aren't curious if a package shows up addressed to me. They know it's golf equipment. This club was sent with love. Hats off to the good folks at Ben Hogan Golf. I had been looking into the Ben Hogan equipment for awhile just to see if it lives up to the standards of it's namesake. I was not disappointed after the first glance. Looks: (9/10) I found that it looks classy, almost regal. I mean even the club cover had class. THE CLUB COVER! Maybe I'm an old soul that doesn't always need an alignment arrow on my club. I just found it refreshing Sound & Feel (8/10) I was nervous for the first few swings, as evidenced by some of the distances will show. For that I apologize, but as I loosened up and remembered how to hit a golf club. (It had been a month) My distances starting improving. The GS53 3 Wood felt pretty good. The sound had that snap that I really enjoy hearing when the club head makes solid contact. Basic Characteristics (17 out of 20 points) Usually, I hit a high trajectory shot. For the most part I don't get much of a roll out. I do have a punch that I use with my 3 Wood that I use as well, but for the most part I have just the basic swing. With that being said, I'm usually straight as an arrow. I've actually gained distance the more I've studied my swing and read up on things to try. I have done a side by side comparison with my current 3 Wood. I've been gaming a Mizuno JPX-EZ since 2016. It's the oldest club in my bag and also my most dependable. random shots some random shots, it can be tough doing these by yourself. Here's Judge Smails I've taken this to The Golf Garage here in Fort Wayne on 3 separate occasions. I wanted to make sure that I have all the information to make an informed review. Before hitting the course, get some range time in so you’ve got a feel for what’s to come. This section should be used to identify the basic characteristics that most players will notice. If you are able to get time on a launch monitor, this would be the section to include numbers from it. On-Course / LM Performance (25 out of 30 points) This is where living in Indiana has me at a disadvantage. Due to weather I have been unable to play on the course. I have had 4 outdoor range sessions at Bobicks and 3 indoor sessions at The Golf Garage. I also let my golf partner, he's a spy as well, Judge Smails do a comparison test as well. The results were interesting. I found that I gained 13 yards with the GS53 3 Wood. Let me say that again, 13 yards! I struggle to hit off a mat indoors. So armed with an extra 13 yards, I went to the outside range at Bobicks. There's a tree just a little past the 175 yellow flag, I was hitting it into the top of that tree on a dead fly. I feel confident in the results that I have compiled. The GS53 3 Woodfrom Ben Hogan outperformed my Mizuno JPX-EZ. Even with multiple people testing it. I believe this will get me over the creek on 17 at Whispering Creek in New Haven on a consistent basis. I always use this hole as a reference, as it is my nemesis. Just to the left of that yellow flag is the tree I was playing pepper with. Final Performance Comments: Overall, how did it perform? This club performed well for every conceivable test that we put it through. How, if at all, did this product change your overall impression of Ben Hogan Golf? To be honest, I have always held Ben Hogan Golf equipment in the highest regards. This club did not fail. What feature would you change or eliminate from the next generation of this model? I know some feel comfortable with an alignment arrow. As for me, I like the classic look. I honestly can't think of a thing on this. What feature do you really like, and would most like to see continued or evolved in future models? Did it help improve your scores? N/A as it's winter time and there is snow on the ground. By how much? Based on my results, if I gained 13 yards, I believe that going for the green in 2 on a Par 5 is now on the table, that will give me more birdie opportunities. Miscellaneous (10 out of 10 points) I like to personalize things. Give it my own personal touch. My favorite club cover, was my Cobra (from the G.I.Joe toy) emblem on a solid blue back. It reminds me of my childhood, that cover is on my (Naturally) Cobra Hybrid. My other was a Woody (from Toy Story) that goes on my 3 Wood, Naturally. The Ben Hogan Club cover was love at first sight. That being said, the GS53 3 Wood will not get a different club cover. (Even though the thought about getting a Tin Cup "Ben Hogan, now who is he?" quote etched on it. With his signature hat) That being said, if this club makes the bag. The club cover stays. I just love the classic look! Play it or Trade it? (17 out of 20 points) I plan on playing it. It gained me 13 yards on average, and maybe just a little more confidence. My playing partner gained 15 yards with it. It's hard to turn down extra yards. Extra yards lead to less swings. Less swings leads to lower scores. Lower Scores means I may win more than just 1/10 to Smails in our "Finish Strong" bag tag challenge. Conclusion: I believe I mentioned that I planned to be buried with my current 3 Wood. Just this past season, I hauled off and smoked my 3 wood 245 yards on 18 at Chestnut to get me in prime position to be on the green in regulation. I recorded the shot using my golf logix app. So I know what I'm capable on the course. I believe this club with it's extra 13 yards off a simulator, with the obstacles that I face. The fear of hitting indoors, afraid others are watching and judging. If 13 yards can be had under those conditions by me, then just imagine what it can do for you! Final Score: (86 out of 100 points)
  6. Thank you for this opportunity. I will do my best to give you the best review I can. Been having computer problems today, so I’ve tried to post this a few times. I won’t let you down Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. Congratulations to the testers. Looking forward to reading the reviews. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. Josh Ft Wayne IN RH 1st - 14* GS53 Stiff 2nd - VKTR+ 18* Recoil ES 85 F4 Stiff I currently play Mizuno 3W and Cobra Hybrid Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. Took my daughter out yesterday for a quick 9 at an executive course. They let us just play the back nine. As we were early for our tee time. She had a little problem on 16 little par 3 and at one point she got so frustrated that she picked the ball up and threw it on the green. It was her 4th time playing this season. I just want her to have a great experience so she’ll join me more often. She says she’s having a great time, but I just felt awful about her one hole frustration. I waited for her to ask what she was doing wrong so I could give her a pointer. She’s as stubborn as me! (Proud dad moment). Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. Looking forward to reading these! Give us your best! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. Happy birthday! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. Congrats! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. Never 3 putt! I actually had that happen today! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    Wife made a pot roast the other night! Love a roast on a cold day, temp was mid 50’s the day she made it. . Next day it was 80 and sunny. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. I just checked my stats from my round today. 26 putts! I had 8 one putts and one chip in. My 8 iron was spotty, I thought I had a 300 yard drive. After my round i checked and somehow it started tracking my yardage on the previous green before I teed off. I thought it weird as I had been averaging 240 off the tee. I broke 90. Shot an 87. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  16. Josh / Ft Wayne IN 16 Cleveland RTX 3.0 - 50,54&58 Love the look of the raw Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  17. Happy birthday gang Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. Does “like s***” count? For those golfers that have bifocals, how long before you get used to the ball not being blurry? It was about 5 holes that I either figured it out, or got used to it. With that being said, will I need to readjust every time I go play? I can’t afford anymore doubles to start my rounds with Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. Congrats to the testers! Love reading putter reviews. Looking forward to seeing the results. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  20. Lifelong Bears fan. I wish them the best this year Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  21. I’ve noticed sometimes being off by 5 yards or more. That affects my club selection. Within 180 yards are my confidence yards. So if it reads 170, but my range finder shows 157. That’s a club difference. TBH, I’m not great at Golf, but I do want to beat my personal best each time out. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  22. I thought I was the only person with this issue. I have used GolfLogix for years and bought this based on the recommendations. I still love it but getting used to mine, Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  23. On my 3rd pair over the last five seasons. Most comfortable shoes I own. I try to have two pair. One white one chocolate. That way I have options. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  24. Josh / Ft Wayne IN EVNROLL ER-3 I’ve always preferred a blade putter . That being said I’d like to test the Ketch Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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