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First name/Home state or province: Chris Michigan
Current wedges: Vokey 52 SM4, Vokey TVD 56, Mizuno MP 68 PW
Short game strengths/weaknesses: Strong partial shots 30-70 yrds and chipping. Weakness flop and soft short wedge
Current handicap: 8.4

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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!!!




Would love me to test the Hogan Equalizer Wedges. Currently playing Cleveland RTX 2.0 wedges in 52°, 56° and 60° lofts. If the wedges are available in regular flex graphite shafts, I am currently using SteelFiber 95, +0.5" length shafts and Iomic jumbo grips. I can add the 1/2" and replace the grips myself to get the proper fit! Thanks for the chance.



Hcp. 14.7

Good putter, 32 ppr

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296hole-in-one WITBDriver - Ping G400 Max 10.5* or Titleist 917 D3 10.5*. Fairways - Srixon ZF45 17* 4w; Callaway Rogue 16.5* 4w; Callaway Epic 20* Heavenwood & 24* Divine Nine wood. Irons: TaylorMade P790, 4 - AW. Wedges - Cleveland Black RTX 2.0 AW 52, SW 56 & LW 60; Callaway SureOut 58* SW & 64* XW. Putter(s) - Scotty Cameron Concept X CX-01; Scotty Cameron Golo S5; Scotty Cameron Red X2 C/S; Ping Sigma 2 Wolverine H; Balls - Callaway Truvis; Volvik Vivid Matte Finish; Titleist Pro V1x.

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Ping 49 degree U Wedge

Ping 54 degree Sand Wedge

Volkey 58 degree Lob Wedge

Short game strengths - Usually make good approach shots; hitting the green

Short game weaknesses - Poor Pitching and Chipping
Current handicap - 14 GHIN

Started playing late in life, but as I got older I found that golf is a much better activity than a lot of things old folks get into, plus I meet some of the nicest most interesting people!

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Another great opportunity! I'm going to have to pass on this.

Looking forward to great reviews



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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr   
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Nick/North Carolina
Hogan TK 52, 56 Hogan Sure Out 60
Lob Shots and greenside bunkers/Ball checks up too soon on bump and runs and chips

Driver: Srixon Z355 12 Degrees

Fairway: Srixon Z45 17 Degrees

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 20 Degrees

4-PW: Ben Hogan Edge (2018)

GW: Ben Hogan TK15 52 Degrees

SW: Ben Hogan TK15 56 Degrees

LW: Ben Hogan Sure Out 60 Degrees

Putter: Ben Hogan "The Hawk" by Bettinardi

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Dale VanAman

Ocala, FL

GW - 50# - Taylormade RBZ

AW - 52# - Callaway Jaws

SW - 55# Mizuno JPZ 900


Strength - full shot distance and spin control

Weakness - chipping distance control, 1/2 and 3/4 shot distance control and spin


Current handicap - 9

Pat VanAman

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Jeremy - Alberta


Wilson PMP - 52, 56, 60


Short chips and periods of inconsistent contact are a weakness. Strengths would be distance and spin control.


7 Handicap



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I've been SERIOUSLY looking at these wedges. I had two older equalizers as a HS golfer 20 years age. A 56° & 61° Were my favorite wedges. I wore the grooves completely down! I'd love to try these new ones out.


Chris from Oklahoma

Playing the RTX 2.0 Cleveland wedges in a 54° & 58°

I don't use the lob wedge much as I have a tendency to chunk it. I hit my wedge well from the sand. Usually pretty good from 40-80 yards out. Can get too hands & chunk done from inside 40.

I play to an 8 right now. There was a time 10 years, 4 children & about 50lbs ago I was a +1. Finally getting a chance to go out & play as my boys are all older & in school.


Keep up the good work!

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Al/ Nevada


Current wedges

Titleist AP2 gap wedge Stiff graphite shaft

Titleist Volkey 54 degree wedge stiff graphite shaft

Titleist Volkey 60 degree wedge stiff graphite shaft



Wedge play from 50 yards in very good and especially chipping and pitching from tight lies



50 yards to 90 yards do not get the wedges as close as I would like

Fluffy or deep rough play around the greens.


Current Ghin index is 5.4

Titleist TS 1 Driver Stiff graphite shaft

Titleist  TS2 16.5 degree 3 wood Stiff graphite shaft

Titleist  TS2 18 degree 5 Wood Stiff graphite shaft

Titliest TS2--21 degree Hybrid stiff light weight graphite shafts

Titliest T200 regular multi-material graphite shafts 2 degrees flat 5 thru gap wedge

Titliest Volkey wedges 54 and 58 stiff multi-material graphite shafts 2 degrees flat

Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Trillium Te3 32" putter




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Caleb King / Oklahoma

Hopkins CJ-1 50*, 54*, 58*

Strength: Nice touch near the green/fringe. Distance control is usually an asset. 54* and 58* wedges are the primary weapons used.

Weakness: bump and run shots along with the 70-85 yard range.

Handicap: 5



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Chris Mousel - Tampa, FL

Wilson Harmonized 50*, Nike SV Tour 56*

Strengths - Long wedge shots 45-100 yards, good spin. Weaknesses - Chip and run from short distance. 

Handicap - Approx 16

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