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Myron from Georgia
Mac Daddy 52 56 60

Short game strengths: around the green wedges okay

Short game weaknesses:  chunking from the fairways

 

Handicap 10

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Mike / Wisconsin

Wilson Harmonized 52 & 60

Strength: 30 - 75 yds

Weaknesses: 

Handicap: 27

 

 

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First name/Home state or province - Brad/Saskatchewan
Current wedges - Fourteen RM-21
Short game strengths/weaknesses - fat chips, spin control 
Current handicap - 6

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First name/Home state or province   Joe KS
Current wedges   Cleveland RTG 588
Short game strengths/weaknesses   don't get it close enough :-)

Current handicap   3-5

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Brett - Denver, Colorado

 

Mizuno S5 Blue Ion in 52, 56, 60

 

Strengths:  20 yds and in.  Chipping and bunker play, especially

Weaknesses:  Full and intermediate shots.  Shot and club selection are often struggles

 

Handicap:  3

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Mike B

Florida

50* Ping Glide 2.0

56* & 60* Mizuno S5 Blue Ion

 

Happy with the current short game, have trouble with the very bare/tight lies around the greens here in Florida

 

Current GHIN - 6.8

 

Thanks

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I am Richard (Dick) from Michigan, land of beautiful golf courses.

I make use of a number of wedges. They are a Gap Wedge by Callaway; a  Pitching Wedge by Callaway;  a 54 degree Wedge by PowerBuilt; a Mac Daddy 60 degree Wedge by Callaway; and a 64 degree Sure Out Wedge by Callaway. 

 

My major weakness is my inability to hit a long drive or a long fairway wood. Perhaps this is because I am a disabled veteran with a fused lumbar spine. It is a rare day that I can drive more than 180 yards from the whites or more than 155 yards with a 5 fairway wood. My strengths are my ability to use wedges with great effect within 100 yards and the fact that I spend five days a week practicing wedge shots at the range and around the wedge-play practice green and manage to get in at least two rounds a week if not more.

 

 My current handicap is 19 based upon my average in a senior men's league at the Farmington Hills G.C., a beautifully maintained public course. 

 

DickA

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I currently game three of the Hogan TK15 wedges so if chosen, I can offer a brand "comparative perspective".  I love the wedges and also game the Hogan PTX irons.

 

Brad / down south in Georgia

 

Hogan TK15's 49/53/57

 

Weakness is pitching around the green.  I have a tendency to stick the club in the ground.  Strength is controlling flight.  I can send the ball on a high, medium or low trajectory.

 

Handicap: 8.1

 

Thanks to MyGolfSpy and the Hogan company for doing this testing.  Looking forward to the results.  Good luck to all applicants!  :)

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Ken Mancini 50 54 58 Renegar RX 12 strength is inside 40 weakness is distance control from 60-100, hndcp 15

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Hogan fan forever. Born August 12, 1953 (one day before Mr. Hogan's birthday and his greatest year in golf.) 

 

Mark, Pennsylvania

 

Current Wedges - Hogan Special SI, Hogan Special 60, and Hogan Utility Wedge from my first set of clubs, 1959 Sunburst.  Still using these and have my groove tool in play as they wear. Also have Fort Worth 51 degree in play at times. 

 

Pretty good from the sand and chipping.  Weaknesses are those 30 to 60 yard partial wedges.

 

Current Handicap - 14

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Larry / British Columbia

Vokey 52,56,60

Short game strengths: Putting

Short game weaknesses: 60 yards and in

Current handicap 9

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Mike- Arkansas

Current- Hogan TK 59*, TaylorMade 52* TP xFT

Strength- Full shots at yardages

Weakness- Half shots and pitch shots

 Handicap- 15 

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Jeff , Vermont

Cleveland CG15

HCP 7.5

Good from 100 yds in but can"t spin it like I would like.

Love to try the Hogans.

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Kevin, Calgary Alberta

Handicap 16

SM4 52, 56, 60

Strength: green side chipping

Weakness: fairway consistency with my wedges

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First name/Home state or province    Jeff from California
Current wedges                                  Titleist Vokey 56* and 60* 52*gap TM RSi2
Short game strengths/weaknesses     Strengths chipping  Weakness distance control 30-60yds
Current handicap                                 ghin 10.0

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Rob - Nashville, TN

Ping Glide 2.0 in 55* and 60*

Strengths - Chipping, Weaknesses - 30-40 yard pitches

HDCP - 2.2

 

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Name = Tim Simpson - Morristown, NJ

Currently game = Vokey SM6:

  • 50 degree/F grind/8 bounce
  • 54 degree/S grind/10 bounce
  • 58 degree/S grinid/10 bounce 

 

Strengths = wedge play the highlight of my game - from pitching wedge down - within 100 yards I am my most consistent and creative! Flop shots within 50 yards are my favorite and have not met a bunker I feared. Practice short game several times a week in the backyard - set up a 50 yard wedge range in the backyard with targets at 15, 25, 35, 45. 

 

Weaknesses = Steep downhill and uphill lies - leaving them short, getting them to grab; Bump and run shots are inconsistent

 

Handicap = 20

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Chris Niceville, Florida
Cleveland 588 RTX 52, 56; TM Tour Preferred 60
Strengths:  full shots, sand, bump and runs

Weakness:  less than full shorts, short pitches
Current handicap:  4

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Peter, Massachusetts

Cleveland RTX3 50* MG, 54* MG, 58* FG

Pitching distance control, Bunker game

15 Handicap

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I was getting ready to get a new set of wedges but this would be an opportunity of a lifetime!

 

First name/Home state or province: Marcelo/Missouri
Current wedges: Vokey SM 52, Cleveland RTX 56/60 
Short game strengths/weaknesses: Can get it close but not able to spin it back.
Current handicap: 8.4

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