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Here they are, gang -- first place anywhere!!!

 

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So the wait is over - Whaddya think?

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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Now that I've seen these I'm still not excited about them...

Maybe it's just me, but I don't like the blade on blade look and the angular protruding muscle. I'll take the Scor look over that any day. It could grow on me I guess. It's just preference. I could

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dang - they do look SCOResque - what's the FT WORTH on the hosel? looks like there's a chunk of muscle there ... I'm not really sure how I feel about them to be perfectly honest. Really like the irons, not overly fussed on the shape of the wedges - though that could be the angle...

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markB nailed it in the other forum -- very reminiscent of the '99 Apex blades...

 

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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OK, These are good looking irons and perhaps I am in the market for new irons this year after all.

 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

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dang - they do look SCOResque - what's the FT WORTH on the hosel? looks like there's a chunk of muscle there ... I'm not really sure how I feel about them to be perfectly honest. Really like the irons, not overly fussed on the shape of the wedges - though that could be the angle...

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Now that I've seen these I'm still not excited about them...

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Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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I still haven't heard anything about shaft options. I would have to try one to see if it is something that I can hit. Like them though.

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The Irons look pretty good. I mean, It's a classic blade, Not much could go wrong there. But, those wedges!??? Is it the angle? They look like some sort of GI, overly wide soled wedge without any sort of grind to them.

Driver: :adams-small: XTD Ti 9* Matrix Ozik Red Tie s flex                        

Fairway: :cobra-small: AMP 15* Aldila RIP s flex               

Hybrid:  :cleveland-small: 588 Custom 20.5* Matrix Ozik Altus

Irons: :taylormade-small:  2014 Tour Preferred MC 4-pw w/ KBS Tour s flex +1"  

Wedges:  :scatch-golf-1: 8620 50*DD w/ KBS Rev, 54* and 58* DD w/ KBS C-Taper  

Putter: :bridgestone-small:  TD-01 True Balance 34"

 

 

 

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Maybe it's just me, but I don't like the blade on blade look and the angular protruding muscle. I'll take the Scor look over that any day. It could grow on me I guess. It's just preference. I could likely fall in love with them after playing them.

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Ahem... taking a deep, mock-humble bow and failing to resist the urge to say ITYS....

 

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I'd love to have you all believe I had penetrated the vault at Hogan, but I had NO advance insight or intelligence as to what the actual design would look like.   The only piece of real information I got from Hogan was that the clubs would be sold BY DEGREE and we'd have to get used to it.   I promised not to spill the beans on that one and didn't until I saw in the website that that was, indeed, how they'd be sold.  And futhermore,  I promise, from this point forward, NEVER to refer to any Hogan iron using the "archaic" 1-9 numbering system, so help me Ben!

 

My photoshop guess (which I made in September) was purely based on what I thought they would look like given their stated design principles and the muscle technology they were working in the Scor wedges.   However, I was told in the last week by a couple of guys who had seen them that my guess was very, very close.  I'm proud I got the redline right and omitted the starburst.   I can only wonder what Terry and Barry thought when they saw my guess pop up back in the fall.

 

Now for what I think about the clubs.

 

My first reaction was that they were too angular and had too much writing on them.

 

My second reaction after studying them was to recognize that everything that is at work in the Scors is also present here.   I have nothing to complain about.   The cut muscle moves in just the same way as the Scors while giving way cosmetically to the blade-on-blade look that Hogan afficionados want.   That muscle moves up the clubface at the critical juncture in the 45 to 33 degree clubs, RIGHT where you need it to help you with approach shots out of the rough!   And of course that muscle cut is VERY deep on the long irons, transitioning those clubs into perimeter weighted sticks in order to make them work in the modern world.  

 

Yes the set is "progressive" just as I hoped.   In fact, it has absolutely everything I asked for in all my previous posts.   Progressive, cut muscle, sold BY INDIVIDUAL irons, sold by degrees, v-sole, maintains continuity with Scors.   It's as if the boys in Ft. Worth were actually listening to us!   You brave souls who plunked down your $500 did not waste your money.   I'm weeping, I'm so happy.  Goodbye Speedblades!  When I sell you off I can afford exactly 2 new Hogan clubs.

 

And once again I want to thank the Rev, Mmmmbuddy, and the other guys who did the Scor test last year for turning me on to those fine wedges.  I think many people who never bothered to try the Scors will try these and go "Damn!" just like we did.   I think that with the Srixons and these sporting v-soles a lot of people will be looking at their nice clean dollar bill scalped divots and go "Damn!" just like we did.

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driver - :callaway-small: Optiforce 440, Paderson Kevlar Green stiff 46.5"
fwoods - :taylormade-small: Jetspeed, 3HL regular
irons - :taylormade-small:  Speedblades 3-8, 85g stiff steel, 2 up
wedges - :edilon-small: Scor 40, 45, 50, 54, 58
putter - :ping-small: Ketsch 35" slight arc, SuperStroke 2.0 mid-slim
ball - :titelist-small: ProV1x

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I will admit I was not a Hogan iron fan back in the day except for the wedges. Nothing absolutely wrong with them they just did not sit well or fit my eye. Now this thing with the degree instead of the number I don't know about. Now from the pics they do look stunning but as most of you already know about me I would have to see and feel them in person to really form an honest opinion.

Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

5 wood Adams Tight Lies 

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Wilson Staff JP II 56* shaft unknown

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Tried the "HoganFit" function in the website this morning - pretty darned thorough. Sure seems like they're keeping the SCOR philosophy of concentrating on 150 yards and in.

 

What do you guys think of the clubs marked with lofts instead of the traditional iron number? I teresti g that the Ft. Worth irons are available in any from the a 20* to a 47* iron, with the wedges ranging from 48* up to 63*.

 

Getting ready to take off from Minneapolis. Hogan will be one of the first stops when I hit the demo day this afternoon.

 

Can't wait to see them in the flesh...err, I mean chrome.

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Barbajo I think we beat the loft thing to death. I would adapt and anyway my "numbered" clubs are often jimmied. Do we have a sense of whom might carry these? I would love to demo a 6 iron. Of course they look beautiful and scary at the same time. But if they can get a middle iron to preform like the wedges I'd sure jump at the chance to play it.

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Ping G410 5-9 wood

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Looked at the Hogan Fit, but it looks as though you need a username and password, but there's nowhere to register for one...I'm hoping they do a fire sale on the SCOR wedges so I can pick up the 3 I need.

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Driver: :taylormade-small: M5 Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Fairway: Sub 70 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: :755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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I don't regret putting a deposit down. As far as looks go, I like what I've seen so far. Everything else is up in the air. Not sure I'm all in on these yet. If they're reasonably priced I'll just do it since I already have the deposit down. If not, I might have to pull it back and just order a 6 iron equivalent to try out (which is my only real way to try these out). I'm interested to see how they compare to my S55s.

Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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I like the loft stamped on the bottom except for one thing...if you decide to tweak a loft it's now different than stated. I realize the concept is to get fit for proper gapping, order the exact lofts you need and leave them alone, which is great. It just won't really go that way a lot of the time with anyone who's a tinkerer I imagine.

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Barbajo I think we beat the loft thing to death. I would adapt and anyway my "numbered" clubs are often jimmied. Do we have a sense of whom might carry these? I would love to demo a 6 iron. Of course they look beautiful and scary at the same time. But if they can get a middle iron to preform like the wedges I'd sure jump at the chance to play it.

 

I'm going to meet with their eCommerce guy at the Demo Day today - will get to hit these bad boys and will try to get some answers for you.  I've heard rumors they want to find fitter-partners, but don't know for sure.  

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Looks like HoganFit is down for now -- 

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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I like the simple smooth looks of the Hogan irons.  Will want to hit them soon.

Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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