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I have a lesson coming up on the 16th of this month and I will hit the Crossover while I am there and include a comparison in my review, or at the very least post the comparison thoughts that I have in the thread after my lesson.

 

If anyone else has any testing requests/questions that they want answered, please let me know! I am happy to do what I can to answer them for you guys!

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:callaway-small: XR 16 3W & 5W with HZRDOUS Red shafts and Black MicroPerf Best Grips.

:srixon-small: U65 4i with Fujikura MCI shaft and Black MicroPerf Best Grips.

:titelist-small: AP3 5-PW with Accra Tour 110i shafts and Black MicroPerf Best Grips.

:titelist-small: SM7 50F, 54S and 60M grinds with Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue S400 and Black MicroPerf Best Grips.

:bettinardi-1: Queen B #6 with 34" Stability Shaft and P2 Aware Tour Grip.

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Jones Utility Golf Bag.

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Excellent!  Very excited to see how it goes... thanks!

The only thing that I will add at this point is the Hogans are not driving irons nor are they meant to be.  These are designed as easier to hit long irons which is a bit different that some of the clubs that I will compare them to.  I played the Dhy and the X utility protos in both 21* and 24* for an extended time and the Hogans are just a bit different.  More to come on that point.

In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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I agree they are very easy to hit off the ground, but I will say I am loving my 20* Ft Worth HI off of the tee. I tend to hit the ball lower than most so maybe that is why.

Driver: Taylormade M6 10.5*

FW: Sub70 16* 4 wood

Irons:  Sub 70 

699 Pro - 3 Iron (4 iron bent to 20*)

639 CB 4 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

Wedges:

Titleist Vokey SM7 50* 54* & 60*

Putter: Taylormade Spider
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
Bag: Sub 70 Cart Bag
Handicap index:  +3.5

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Just to give you my initial impressions from using them on the course and the range, they are great long irons. The biggest issue I have right now is that I'm hitting my Apex CF16 long irons great right now and I'm having a hard time differentiating them from the performance of the Hogan's. The Hogan's win hands down on looks and feel, but they may have a difficult time breaking up my already established Apex set. I'll know a lot more by the time I'm ready for the full review and have some numbers I recorded on my ES14 launch monitor to compare between my irons and the Hogan's. These irons are definitely intriguing though.

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Titleist TS3 9.5* w/Accra TZ5 65 X-Stiff
Titleist TS3 15* w/Fujikura Ventus 7X
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 20* w/Accra TZ5 95X
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 23* w/Accra TZ5 95X
Titleist 718 CB 5 iron w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Titleist 718 MB 6-PW w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Titleist SM7 Wedges 50*, 54*, 58* w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Bettinardi Queen B 10 34.5"
Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-X

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All stage 1's are up -- getting ready for some Stage 2's soon!!

 

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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My Stage 2 is up. Enjoy!

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Driver: Taylormade M6 10.5*

FW: Sub70 16* 4 wood

Irons:  Sub 70 

699 Pro - 3 Iron (4 iron bent to 20*)

639 CB 4 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

Wedges:

Titleist Vokey SM7 50* 54* & 60*

Putter: Taylormade Spider
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
Bag: Sub 70 Cart Bag
Handicap index:  +3.5

Instagram: joshandersongolf

Twitter: @jacustomgolf

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Several Stage 2's are up for your reading pleasure.

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Titleist TS3 9.5* w/Accra TZ5 65 X-Stiff
Titleist TS3 15* w/Fujikura Ventus 7X
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 20* w/Accra TZ5 95X
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 23* w/Accra TZ5 95X
Titleist 718 CB 5 iron w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Titleist 718 MB 6-PW w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Titleist SM7 Wedges 50*, 54*, 58* w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Bettinardi Queen B 10 34.5"
Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-X

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My stage 2 is up. Waiting on wife to return with camera and will import pictures. Better late than never.

Cobra F7 10.5
2015 XR Deep 3 Wood 14* - Project X LZ 70 Red
Callaway Apex Pro Irons 6-PW C Taper 120 Stiff- Up 2.
Hogan FTW Hi 24,27 KBS Tour V Steel Stiff
Wedges:Callaway Mack Daddy 52 & 60
Putter:Rife Legend 2 bar 34"
Right Handed.
Richmond VA area (Moseley).
5.8USGA Handicap

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My Stage 2 is up.  Will add the pictures when I get home over the weekend and apologies.  This week has been rough with work and travel and when I write my life story there could be an entire chapter on the last 5 days.

In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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Kind of curious if there is anyone in the forums who had been looking at these clubs and how your impressions compare with the reviews. 

 

In comparing my review to the others, I'm the only one who had distance issues using these off of a tee.  I'm trying to figure out why.  I have a match play tournament this weekend and I am thinking about putting the 26 and maybe even the 30 back into play just for the extra forgiveness and what a good strong long iron shot can do to put pressure on an opponent (also not too concerned about keeping the ball low.  The weather looks hot and humid but little wind).

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WITB:
Driver Ping Anser 8.5 deg Diamana 'ahina X
3 Wood Adams LS Stock S or TM 14 deg MiniDriver stock S
Irons Ben Hogan FW 15 KBS Tour V S
Wedges Ben Hogan TK 15 KBS Tour V S
Putter Nike Method Concept
Launch Monitor: SkyTrak

 

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Kind of curious if there is anyone in the forums who had been looking at these clubs and how your impressions compare with the reviews.

 

In comparing my review to the others, I'm the only one who had distance issues using these off of a tee. I'm trying to figure out why. I have a match play tournament this weekend and I am thinking about putting the 26 and maybe even the 30 back into play just for the extra forgiveness and what a good strong long iron shot can do to put pressure on an opponent (also not too concerned about keeping the ball low. The weather looks hot and humid but little wind).

Did you get the distance issue sorted out?

 

 

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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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Some comparison pics with the other utility irons I own.

 

 

 

Hogan and Dhy Pro

 

 

 

Hogan, Tour Edge Exotics Cb Pro H, Callaway X Utility Proto

 

 

 

Hogan and Apex UT

 

The Apex UT is the closest in looks and feel to the Hogan and a solid long iron replacement. Only have one round in so far with the Apex and the Hogan is still tops for me.

 

 

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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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Did you get the distance issue sorted out?

 

 

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Not really.  It helps to tee it as low as possible (lower than I hat been used to with the FW-15's).  I still think I lose a lot when the ball strikes high on the face but its a little more manageable now.

 

I am guessing that its a function of how high I hit it anyway that a strike high on the face spends its reduced energy going up instead of away from me. 

WITB:
Driver Ping Anser 8.5 deg Diamana 'ahina X
3 Wood Adams LS Stock S or TM 14 deg MiniDriver stock S
Irons Ben Hogan FW 15 KBS Tour V S
Wedges Ben Hogan TK 15 KBS Tour V S
Putter Nike Method Concept
Launch Monitor: SkyTrak

 

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Is everyone still gaming these irons?  I know they are in my bag to stay.  Has anyone else on the forum purchased or hit them?

Driver: Taylormade M6 10.5*

FW: Sub70 16* 4 wood

Irons:  Sub 70 

699 Pro - 3 Iron (4 iron bent to 20*)

639 CB 4 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

Wedges:

Titleist Vokey SM7 50* 54* & 60*

Putter: Taylormade Spider
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
Bag: Sub 70 Cart Bag
Handicap index:  +3.5

Instagram: joshandersongolf

Twitter: @jacustomgolf

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For me, they seemed equal to but not better than my current long irons, with the exception of feel where they beat out my long irons by a fair margin. I also would of needed to get them re-shafted with the same shafts as the rest of my irons, so I just stuck with what I have. The Hogan's are great, but I hit what I have very well already. No reason for me to switch.

Titleist TS3 9.5* w/Accra TZ5 65 X-Stiff
Titleist TS3 15* w/Fujikura Ventus 7X
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 20* w/Accra TZ5 95X
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 23* w/Accra TZ5 95X
Titleist 718 CB 5 iron w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Titleist 718 MB 6-PW w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Titleist SM7 Wedges 50*, 54*, 58* w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Bettinardi Queen B 10 34.5"
Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-X

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Is everyone still gaming these irons?  I know they are in my bag to stay.  Has anyone else on the forum purchased or hit them?

I was and will be once the new season starts.  I am travelling a bit over the next few months and take my backup bag when I go, which also happens to be what I am using right now.  Based off of this review I actually added a Callaway Apex UT to the travel bag.

In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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Can anybody measure the width of the sole of one of these?

 

 

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My Mixed-Bag:

 

Driver:      :callaway-small: Rogue 9*, UST chrome 7F5T 

Fairway:     :taylormade-small: M5 3 wood, UST chrome 7F5T

Irons:        :titelist-small: TMB 3i &  :mizuno-small:MP-18 MB 4-PW

Wedges:     :titelist-small: Voke SM7 LTD Jet Black 

Putter:       :bettinardi-small: Queen Bee #9

Ball:        :srixon-small: Z star XV

 

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Is everyone still gaming these irons?  I know they are in my bag to stay.  Has anyone else on the forum purchased or hit them?

The 20* I had purchased is in the bag ans will stay in the bag.  The 22* would be in if I didn't have the 20*  The 26* rotates in and out depending on conditions (windy and its out).  The 30* will stay out of the bag unless something changes.

 

Bottom line for me is that these are good long iron replacements.  I guess I don't consider 30* a long iron and 26* is borderline. 

WITB:
Driver Ping Anser 8.5 deg Diamana 'ahina X
3 Wood Adams LS Stock S or TM 14 deg MiniDriver stock S
Irons Ben Hogan FW 15 KBS Tour V S
Wedges Ben Hogan TK 15 KBS Tour V S
Putter Nike Method Concept
Launch Monitor: SkyTrak

 

Play Right-handed

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Here is the sole width, right around 2cm.  Hope this helps. 

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Driver: Taylormade M6 10.5*

FW: Sub70 16* 4 wood

Irons:  Sub 70 

699 Pro - 3 Iron (4 iron bent to 20*)

639 CB 4 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

Wedges:

Titleist Vokey SM7 50* 54* & 60*

Putter: Taylormade Spider
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
Bag: Sub 70 Cart Bag
Handicap index:  +3.5

Instagram: joshandersongolf

Twitter: @jacustomgolf

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Here is the sole width, right around 2cm. Hope this helps.

Perfect! I am using a mp h5 and the sole is about 2.85cm, so a little cumbersome sometimes, really interested in these hogans

 

 

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My Mixed-Bag:

 

Driver:      :callaway-small: Rogue 9*, UST chrome 7F5T 

Fairway:     :taylormade-small: M5 3 wood, UST chrome 7F5T

Irons:        :titelist-small: TMB 3i &  :mizuno-small:MP-18 MB 4-PW

Wedges:     :titelist-small: Voke SM7 LTD Jet Black 

Putter:       :bettinardi-small: Queen Bee #9

Ball:        :srixon-small: Z star XV

 

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