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(6) Testers Wanted!!!

 

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Ben Hogan VKTR Hybrids

 

 

Hybrids are funny clubs.

 

For some, hybrids are true long iron replacements: easier to hit and designed for a specific distance. For others, hybrids are really just min-fairway woods intended for maximum distance.

 

The Ben Hogan Company says its new VKTR's, while no slouch in the distance department, really are long iron replacements because, after all, #precisionisback!

 

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Testers Wanted:
 

Even though the name sounds like a Cold War-era Soviet tank, Hogan says its VKTR is designed with the better player in mind: a tour-inspired head shape that gets progressively smaller as the lofts get higher, 4 moveable weights to create the shot shape you want and a very Hogan-like 11 different lofts to dial in the distance you need.

 

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How do these new Hogan hybrids stack up against the big boys? We're looking for 6 of you to try out (and keep) a set of  two VKTR's and tell us what you think.

How To Apply:
 

MyGolfSpy needs 6 avid golfers to test and review the VKTR hybrids. As you know, we take our equipment testing very seriously here at MGS, so please read the following instructions very carefully.

 

In this thread, tell us the following:

 

1. Your name, home state and current handicap

 

2. What 2 lofts would you like to test (If you need help, visit Hogan's Online Performance Center)

 

Easy as can be!  We'll be announcing  the testers in this space next week. Good luck!

 

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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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These are pretty sweet looking, but happy with my Nike Vapor Flex hybrids, would definitely like to read the reviews on these. Good luck to everyone!!

 

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WITB:

 

Driver:   :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 shaft

FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* 

Hybrids:  :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3 Hybrid & :nike-small: Vapor Flex 4 hybrid  

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

Putter:  Scotty Cameron M2 Newport

Ball:  :Snell: Black & :titelist-small: Pro V1

Bag: 2018 MyGolfSpy stand Bag & 2021 Greenside Golf stand bag

 

 

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Very interested in these. Had a look at the Hogan website recently, and I like the sound of their approach to club design.  Currently don't appear to be available in Australia, so I would love an opportunity to review them.

 

Grant

Victoria, Australia

5.6

22 and 26 degrees

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:ping-small:  G400 SFT Aldila Xtorsion Copper Stiff
:cobra-small: F8 3 & 5 Woods Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0

:titelist-small: TS2 7 Wood Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0
:mizuno-small:  MP18 MMC - Project X LZ 5.5
:cleveland-small: Zipcore Wedges 50,54,58 - Project X LZ 5.5
MLA Tour Mallet 33"
:srixon-small:  Z Star
:ping-small: Pioneer bag
:Clicgear: buggy

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Paul

Michigan

12 handicap

17* & 25*

Driver - TaylorMade RBZ Stage 1 - 9.5* - Stiff Shaft

3wood - TaylorMade SLDR            - 15*  - Stiff Shaft

Hybrid - Ben Hogan Golf VKTR     - 20*  - Stiff Shaft

- Ben Hogan Golf VKTR     - 24*  - Stiff Shaft

 

Irons - Ben Hogan Apex Plus - 5-PW - Rifle 5.0 Shaft

Wedges - Cleveland 588 RTX - 52* 56* 60* - Tru-Temper Dynamic Gold Shaft

 

Putter -Ben Hogan by Bettinardi BHB1-C

 

Balls -TaylorMade Project (a)

 

Shoes - Adidas Tour360 Boost - All Black

 
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I play four to eight 9-hole rounds per week.

 

I rely on my hybrids, currently a 3h and a 25-degree hybrid.

 

My handicap is 28.

 

Los Angeles, CA.

 

 

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Geopaas

 

Irons:   Ping G15s (5 - GW)

SW:      Ping Eye

Putter:  Odyssey White Hot

Hybrids: Taylor Made R7 3h

         Honma 5h

Woods:   Taylor Made R15 3w

         Taylor Made R7 5w

         Taylor Made Aeroburner 7w (love this one)

Drivers: Cobra Fly Z

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1. Fernando, Texas, 2.1


 


2. 23 19


Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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1. Kelly, Michigan, 7

 

2. 18* & 22*

Driver: PING G 10.5 - AD DI_6s

Wood: TEE E8 Beta 15* - Aldila Silver 70S

Hybrid: TEE E8 21* - Recoil 670F4

Irons: Srixon 545 4-PW - Recoil 670F4

Wedges: Nike SV Tour 52,56,60* - DG Spinner

Putter: SeeMore - PTM3

Bag: Ogio Grom

 

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1. Chuck; NY; 18

2. 16 and 20

(graphite; regular)

 

Sort of related - just demo'ed a trial pair of TK15 wedges. Very impressed with the higher lofted one (tho they didn't send the lofts I'd requested so couldn't compare them exactly to what I'm playing now) .. definite contender to replace the aging, beat up sticks I cannot yet seem to give up...

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W (Project X Cypher)
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator

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TJ Moore

Ontario

5.6 Handicap

 

heaviest shaft available if possible as it would be a replacement for long irons if I am lucky enough to get chosen.

 

thanks again for the opportunity.

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Name: Jason 


Home State: Massachusetts


Current handicap: 13


Loft 1: 18 degrees


Loft 2: 21 degrees


(D) G410 LST | (3) SpeedZone Big Tour | (5) TM Sim Max | (H) Titleist 818 H2 | (I) Z785 | (W) ZipCore | (P) Cleveland Premier HB 11

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Vall / Kentucky / 15

 

20 and 23, regular flex

 

Need something to supplement the 4 & 5 iron in the F6 iron set...

ogio_logo1.jpg?w=690Shredder Stand Bag /  :taylormade-small: TP SLDR S Mini 16* /  adams-golf-logo.jpg?w=690Pro DHy 18* /  :cobra-small: Baffler 7w 20* /   :cobra-small: King F6 irons 5i-GW /                                     bsglogo1.jpg?w=690 J15 54* /  putt.jpg?w=690 Sierra 101-Soft /  :srixon-small: Z-star balls / all shafts regular flex / Lamkin Crossline Ace 3GEN oversize grips 

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These hybrids look amazing, and it will be interesting to see how the 3 hybrid (20 degrees) will compare with my Callaway Apex hybrid. 

 

Matt Dumble

Western Australia

Handicap: 8

Lofts: 17 & 20

 

I'll need a heavish (~80g) stiff shaft

Driver (main): Cobra F9 Speedback (9.0) with Fujikura Atmos 7X (Avalanche White) 

Driver (back-up): Titliest 915 D3 (9.5) with Fujikura Speeder Shaft 757 (Tour Stiff)

3 Wood: Callaway Epic Sub-Zero (15 degrees) in Rogue Max 75g stiff shaft

Hybrid: Callaway Apex 20 degree with Kurokage 80g Stiff Shaft

Irons: PING i200 4-PW in XP 95 shafts with S300 flex (+ 3 iron)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 - 50

              Callaway MD4 - 56 & 60 degrees

Putter: Taylormade TP Collection Soto

Golf Ball: Titliest Pro V1X, Srixon Z-Star ZV & Taylormade TP5X

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Really like the looks of these.  They are consistent with the older designs but look new. 

 

Eric Hutchens

Alabama 

Handicap: 10

Lofts: 17 & 23

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Eric S

Knoxville TN

5.7

17* and 21*. curently hitting TM hybrid at 21*

 

 

Knoxville, TN. 6HDCP, Cally XR16 Driver, G25 3 wood, burner Rescue. Ping I E1 irons, Vokey SM5 52,56,60 & 2ball odyssey putter

<p>Knoxville, TN 4 Hdcp Ping G30 9deg loft Ping G25 3 wood Nike Vapor rescue Ping I irons +1 upright Vokey Sm5 52, 56, 60 TM spider with 1.0 super stroke</p>

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1. Nave El-Modigi, Michigan, 9


 


2. 18* and 21*


Titleist 917 D3 8.5* (16g Toe / C1) w/Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited Edition 70 Stiff (Gamer) or Grafalloy BiMatrix (White) Stiff or Matrix Red Tie 6Q3 Stiff
TaylorMade R9 SuperDeep 10.5* (set to 9*) w/UST Proforce V2 Tour Flight Stiff (16g Toe/14g Heel) or Project X Blue 6.0 Stiff (16g Toe/1g Heel)
Titleist 917 F2 16.5* (18g Toe / C1) w/Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited Edition 80 Stiff (Gamer) or Matrix Red Tie 7Q3 Stiff or Grafalloy Epic T90 Stiff
Titleist 816 H1 19* (B1 or C1) w/Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 90 HY Stiff (Gamer) or Matrix Red Tie HQ3 Stiff
Mizuno MP-30 2i w/Rifle Tour Flighted 5.5
Mizuno MP-5 3-PW w/Project X 5.5; 1* Flat
Cleveland RTX-3 Tour Raw 54* 2 Dot / 60* 1 Dot
Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2 (2014) 35" w/25gx2 (380g head)
Bridgestone B330S / Titleist Pro V1 / V1X
Apparel / Shoes:  The Brand With The 3 Stripes

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Casey M

Sacramento, CA

20+

 

19 and 23

 

Currently playing Wilson Tour M3 hybrid at 21, but would love to test the Hogan fitting for accuracy

 

Thanks for the opportunity! Hogans are something I can make time for and I actually have my next 3 rounds on my calendar!

What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Oban Kiyoshi Black 75 05 (X)

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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