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  1. Love this idea, and as I just shelled out money for new clubs I think I am going to try to copy it. Thanks!
  2. I worked my way down from below a 6 GHIN this year from over 9 at the end of last year (has since moved back up to 7...). My main goal is to get below 5 next year. I should be able to play over 30 rounds with a similar amount of range sessions, and hope to lower my handicap by meeting these 3 specific goals. 1. More than 40% GIR (been around 33-35%) 2. More than 50% FIR (this is the main reason I've gone backwards last few months, need to re-find my driver) 3. Average less than 33 putts (need to maintain this, as my putting is a primary reason I am a single digit golfer with how I spray it!) Bonus Goal: Figure out how to hit a fade consistently!
  3. Golf is my only hobby other than work and family time. It's pretty damn time consuming after all, but for me that is a feature, not a bug!
  4. I had the same thoughts on P760s at my fitting. They look better in person than on the web, and performed very well. Ultimately my love of the dbm finish on the new Cobra CBs won out though.
  5. These are compared to my iE1s. The Pings are a progressive set, so the longer the iron the greater the difference in club head size. Lighting was tough at the range and my photog skills aren't great, so these aren't the greatest representations, but hopefully helpful.
  6. Sure I will grab a few more later today and upload them Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. Received my Cobra King Forged CB set this past Saturday, 5-GW with the black $ Tapers. My first non-Ebay set, and I am completely over the moon. It's a shame that you can't really find reviews for the CBs yet. Because the stock set is a flow set, all you see is the 7 iron MB being tested. I would encourage anyone in the market for a players iron to consider these, and I think they should appeal to a larger audience than they are seemingly marketed to. I've attached a couple of pics and my experience with them so far in case anyone finds helpful. I am currently a 7 GHIN but that is mostly on the back of my driver and game around the greens vs having really strong iron play. I took them out on Torrey Pines South yesterday morning, a little bit nervous to try out my first players irons, especially in the longer irons which are not typically my specialty. As the rough gets closer to tournament condition for the Farmers Open next month, the course is an absolute menace. Poor driving led to an 85 as I put myself in a couple of impossible situations, but the irons performed even better than I could've expected. A couple of darts on 8 and 11 led to birdies, with 11 needing a 193 yard 5 iron into a 15 mph wind that I have never played well with my Ping iE1s, and 8 requiring a 145 yd 9 iron uphill that stuck at exactly pin high 10 ft left of the hole. The feel of these is incredible, similar to the Hogan Ft Worth blacks, but the forgiveness (at least for my first full spin through a bucket and one round of golf) is more on par with the AP2 & Forged Tour that I was also testing, and a real step up in this department compared to the similar-looking 2016 King Pros. A couple of thinned shots lost surprisingly no distance, at least from the number I was thinking pre-shot. Finally, I was able to muscle them through the rough just as easily as my previous gamers (i.e. not very easily, but the irons weren't the issue there ). In summary, they have a small profile, both in the top line and in the heel-to-toe length, but pack in a relatively large amount of forgiveness and keep the incredible feel of 5x forged irons. And last, but certainly not least, they are drop-dead gorgeous. If anyone has questions or would like to see different pics let me know.
  8. I ended up ordering the Cobra King Forged set in 5-GW (all CB) with a Forged Tec 4i, and I'm going to also get either a King utility 2-3 or a 3i in Forged Tec in order to get the hook machine hybrid out of my bag. Between the wider soles, more shaft options, and the ability to blend the set with similar looking clubs, the Cobras won out barely. I did really enjoy my Hogan demo experience though (feel wise I think they were ahead of the Cobras, although it was very close). Hopefully they keep gaining traction and are able to expand their offerings in the future. Those black Equalizer wedges sure are tempting...
  9. I am looking to unload a set of Ping iE1, blue dot, CFS Stiff, standard lofts & 6i measures at 37.75". These have been used the last two years and are in very good used condition with no issues other than general face wear and bag clatter - no scratches or gouges on the faces or soles. I put on new Ping 5L Cord grips (+1/32", hard to find) this summer and they feel great. I'm getting rid of these after a fitting showed that I need a stiffer & lower launching shaft and that allowed me to justify buying new toys rather than having them re-shafted! $300 $250 SOLD
  10. Just pulled the trigger on a set of the new King Forged 5-GW, all CB, with the black $ Taper shafts. My first non-Ebay set of irons! Probably going to round out the set with a 4i in Forged Tec Black and a King Black 2-3 utility iron, but need to hold off from additional purchases for now!
  11. Those look nice thanks for sharing - timely with the results of the best utility test too! I like that they are wider but not too wide. If only they came in black and you could blend the set...also seems weird they wouldn't offer down to a 18* as that would be their standard 3iron, right?
  12. Very well written, appreciate the detail. Congrats on the most recent round and finding your new gamers! I'm curious about how they worked for you in the rough. I'm currently using them off grass ranges and can see and generally agree with most everything you've written, but I haven't gotten the chance to use them out of the thick stuff and might not be able to before my demo is up, so any insight there would be much appreciated.
  13. Assuming nobody but me has this magic 3 day break: Day 1: Dawn patrol on Torrey Pines South, followed by a burger at the Lodge and a good couch sit at home with some beers Day 2: Sleep in, take the dog to the beach for seagull chasing and a quick swim, then twilight 18 at Torrey North to wrap up at sunset Day 3: Do some work on the house/yard that I wouldn't get to on a normal 2 day weekend because golf & time with the wife is usually my priority
  14. I got my demo 5i and 8i with the Tour V 120 X-stiff yesterday, and just had my first range session. Initial thoughts are that they are as nice looking as in the pictures - maybe the nicest looking club I've seen. Minimal offset, which for me is a good thing (my misses are high and left - sometimes pull hook, sometimes big banana hook, which is why I'm looking to get rid of my Pings with a lot of offset and stiff flex). Feel is fantastic, and despite how scary looking the 5i was (everyone's pictures were spot on, but I almost couldn't believe how thin the sole was when I saw it in person), they weren't that hard to hit, and were actually relatively forgiving. I didn't lose more than ~5 yards on thin & toe hits. However, when I caught it a little heavy, even though the v-sole helped the club come back up pretty quickly, the initial dig meant I lost a good bit more distance than the Cobra CBs which have more width in the sole and didn't seem to dig as much for me. Overall I was really impressed but it made me more convinced in buying the Cobra CBs over the Forged Tecs, rather than convinced to buy the Hogans - I will play with them more over the 2 week demo (and probably change my mind on which set to buy a few times during that 2 weeks).
  15. I picked up a sixer of the MTB Black myself after getting the test dozen earlier this year. I've also converted a few friends. They just perform. That said, I didn't love the Red, either the sheen on the ball or the feel, especially in the short game, compared to the Black. Different strokes...
  16. Thanks. Also just checked the Hogan site and you can now order demos again (at least for the KBS Tour V Stiff & X) if anyone is interested. Not sure how long that will last though...
  17. hartrick11

    KBS Shaft Help

    I know that similar info exists already but a lot of what I have seen is older so hoping to get the latest and greatest if possible. Does anyone have a recent KBS Shaft Chart that includes all their new offerings?
  18. I'm going to pull the trigger on irons soon and hoping to demo some Ft Worths (assuming they become available sometime soon - I'm getting itchy!) to keep them in the mix against Cobras (wavering between Forged Tec, Forged Tour or a blended set including CBs which would be a more forgiving version of what you put together). Since you game both Forged Tec and the king pro CB, where would you rank the Hogan's forgiveness & feel compared to those two?
  19. Of course I stopped at the driving range last night and demoed a forged tour after your comments, and sure enough it felt amazing. Now I am dreaming about next year when they (hopefully) release a DBM version of these bad boys!
  20. Thank you for the insight. If I'm being honest with myself just a full set of Forged Tec Black should be the move rather than over-thinking things (until my credit card has been charged I am going to over-think things).
  21. New irons after finally getting fit for the first time, just need to put away enough first. Likely Cobra Forged Tec Blacks but toying with other options in my head (King Pro flow set, Ft. Worth Black & P760...)
  22. Chisag, did you ever consider blending the FTB and King Pro CBs vs getting a full set of FTB)? I know the King Pro is a flow CB/MB set, but I was thinking about making it a bit more forgiving combo. I assume since you can get order a whole set of CBs that the sales desk would accommodate something like this, right? The lofts are a little out of whack when you blend them since the FTBs are so strong, so here is what I would have to put together for an 8 piece set. Obviously the numbers stamped on the soles would be weird, but I don't know that I care - I would also specify the exact lengths on the order sheet since those would also be a bit out of whack. I could always just get the whole set of FTBs, but the loft gaps are just sticking in my head as issues even though they may not be an issue at all (Let's be honest they probably aren't based on the comments already mentioned, and I need to get better at 3/4 shots anyway...). My other consideration is the Hogan Ft Worth Blacks, but I'm waiting on a demo to become available (and for the Stage 2 reviews to come in) since my fitter didn't have any of those to play with. FTB 5 Iron, 1* strong, (22*) FTB 6 Iron, standard (26*) FTB 7 Iron, standard (30*) FTB 8 Iron, 1* strong (34*) King Pro CB 8 Iron (38*) King Pro CB 9 Iron (42*) King Pro CB PW (46*) King Pro CB GW (50*) Any feedback would be much appreciated!
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