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Brad / Missouri


Ping e1 U-wedge (50*)

Ping Glide 2.0SS (54*)

TM Milled Grind Std Bounce (58*)


Strengths:  Ball control (spin, trajectory & distance), imagination/creativity (hit the correct shot type that's called for)

Weakness:  30+ yard bunker shot


Current Index: 5.1 

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Ray/Dover De.


Gigagolf: P3 BRO 58, 54, 56

Gigagolf: TRX 60

Strengths:Distance is good with all wedges, between 120 yards and 50 yards accuracy is hit and miss.

Weakness:short shots 50 yards and in, chipping around the green.

Handicap: 12

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Bruce in south central PA


Currently using:

SM5 52 degree

Ping S56 56 degree sand wedge

Ping Tour 60 degree lob wedge


Used a Hogan Beryllium copper wedge for many years in 80s and into 90s—haven't found anything that gives the same feel and confidence in the 10 to 40 yard range. Struggling to spin and stop balls from 30 to 50 yards. Would love to try the new/old design and materials.


Current index: 13.4

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Luc from Alberta

Vokey SM5 (52-56 and 60 degree)

Strenghts: rarely miss a green from inside 125

Weaknesses: Chipping and short pitches, I tend to chunk the ball so therefore I am often short

5.6 index (6 hdcp at my course)






P.S. Thanks for this chance, my very first set of clubs were Hogan blades given to me by my neighbor. I was 11 years old and didn't know any better so I loved them but I would never buy clubs like that today, too difficult to hit! And I even had a 2 iron in that set, which I did hit!!!


-Driver: Taylormade M3 (Project X Hzrdus Yellow 6.0 set at 10.5 degree)

-3 wood: Cobra King F6 (stiff shaft set at 15.5 degree)

-Hybrids: Cobra F7 stiff shaft set at 19.5 and 23.5 degree

-Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 forged 5 to PW ( Project X LZ 6.5)

-Wedges: Vokey SM5, 50, 54 and 58 degree

-Putter: Odyssey O-Works Red #7 (33 inches)


I play between 70 to 80 rounds per year. Living in Alberta, Canada, our season is shorter and with work, that is all I can get in, but watch out when I retire...


P.S. The picture is from my favorite course so far.

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Vern/ Austintown, OH

Hogan TK 15 - 49, 53 & 57

Strengths: Full shots from 95 in, short bunker shots

Weaknesses: 65 and in because I don't have a true lob wedge and longer bunker shots, say 40 + yds. out.

Hdcp: 12.3


Driver - Callaway BB Alpha 9* Kuro Kage 50g. Reg. Shaft - 45"

3 Wood - Callaway X-Hot 3 Deep Pro 14.5* Project X 5.5

5 Wood - Callaway XR 19* Project X 5.5

3 - 5 Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Hybrids 18*, 22*, & 25* w/ AeroTech i80 SteelFiber Reg. Shaft

6 - PW - Callaway Apex w/ AeroTech i80 SteelFiber Reg. Shaft - Standard length & lofts 

GW, SW & LW - Hogan TK - 49*, 54* & 58* - KBS fst - Wedge flex

Putter - Ping - Mid Ketsch Heavy - 33"

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Ben Hogan Equalizer Wedges


Another week, another review opportunity for you, fellow Golf Spies! And we think you're going to really like this one.


There's been plenty of chatter here and in social media on the new Equalizer wedges from Ben Hogan. 1025 forged, enhanced V-Sole, Progressive Center of Mass - there's a lot here to get you intrigued, and we want four of you to test, review and keep a 3-wedge set of Hogan Equalizers, and let us know if they're the real deal.





Four of you will be chosen to review a 52-56-60 set of Equalizers with your choice of shafts offered by Hogan. In addition, Hogan will tweak the lies and swing weights to fit your specs. And if you need the lofts adjusted a degree or so, they'll do that, too.


This review opportunity is open to any avid golfer in the US and Canada.





As you all know, we take our member reviews pretty seriously. You'll be asked for a full two-month commitment to take these things to the range and the course, and follow a detailed template to write up a thoughtful, detailed and - most importantly - honest review.


To apply, tell us in this thread (and ONLY in this thread!):


First name/Home state or province

Current wedges

Short game strengths/weaknesses

Current handicap


We'll announce the testers in this thread next week, so make sure you check back. Thanks for applying, and Good Luck!!!




Playing Mizuno T10 wedges at 56 * and 64 *degrees JPX 200 gapwedge at 52*

Play to a 12 handicap middle of the fairway 

But have lost distance off the Tee and a club and a half inlength from my irons 



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Dan from Alabama

Currently using Wilson wedges

Strengths: short flops, bunker shots

Weaknesses: low chip shots (may have too much bounce for the courses I play on)

Handicap 16.8

USMC currently stationed in Okinawa Japan


Driver: Wilson Triton 10.5* Aldila Rogue stiff

FAIRWAY: Taylormade M2 2017

Irons: PRGR TR 900 Forged 4-PW

Wedges: Wilson Harmonized 56*, Ray Cook Blue Goose 60*

Putter: Taylormade Spider Platinum Tour

Ball: Whatever I find in the woods while I’m looking for the one I hit in there


Current Handicap: 16.8 USGA

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Jeff from Memphis, TN

Current Wedges: Taylormade TP Wedges

Short game strengths: low and medium lofted shots

Short game weaknesses: bunker shots

Handicap: +2

  • Taylormade M5 9.0 deg, Aldila RIP shaft
  • Taylormade RBZ 3 wood, Oban Kiyoshi Purple shaft
  • Taylormade RBZ 2-hybrid
  • Callaway x-forged utility irons -  21 & 24 degree
  • 5-PW: Taylormade Tour Preferred CB Irons - KBS tour Shaft
  • 54 deg Titleist SM6, S Grind
  • 58 deg Titleist SM6, M Grind
  • Odyssey Stroke Lab Rossie Flow Neck


Handicap: +3

Memphis, TN

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KC San Diego Ca

Cleveland RTX-3


Weakness Consistent contact on chips

Strength distance control on partial and full wedges



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 Ping G410 LST 10.5 set -1* Flat Accra TZ5 65 M5

Callaway Epic Flash 15* set -1 Aldila ATX Blue 75TX

Ben Hogan FT Worth Hi 19* KBS Tour V X

Ben Hogan PTX Pro 4-P KBS Tour V X 2* Flat 4* loft increments

Hogan Equalizer 50* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 X 2* Flat

Hogan Equalizer 56* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 2* Flat

Hogan Equalizer 62* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 2* Flat

EVNROLL ER7 P2 Aware Tour
Scotty Cameron Newport2 Buttonback P2 Aware Tour Grip
Snell MTB-X

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1. Cameron, IN

2. Titleist SM5s

3. Strengths: chipping and pitching

Weaknesses: distance control and spin

4. +18


Very clean look to these wedges and Ben Hogan is on the up and up again



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Driver: :callaway-logo-1: 10.5* XR16 R Flex


Woods: :callaway-logo-1: Big Bertha V-Series 3 Wood R Flex


Hybrid: :titelist-small: 913H 21* R flex


Irons: :wilson_staff_small: C300 4-PW R Flex


Wedges: :titelist-small: SM5 50*, 54*, 58*


Putter: :cleveland-small: 2135 Cero 33" / :odyssey-small: EXO Seven S 33"

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Michael, Scotland


Cleveland RTX-3


Strengths- Chipping from around the green is generally good


weakness- Full shots with weges such as these (tend to feel more                                    comfortable knocking down a pitching wedge)



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