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Those faces are wearing beautifully - how about the soles?

Very well! I try to get a pic tomorrow.


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Driver: Honma TR20 460, Fujikura Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Tour 17* (playing at 15*), Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: Callaway X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Dynamic Gold X100 

Irons: Srixon Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VC-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S300

Putter: SeeMore Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Great work so far guys. They really are good looking clubs. Hoping they increase the available shaft options and the set make up options. 

 

Looking forward to your stage 2's.

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I play musclebacks and am hoping someone can do a thorough rundown of turf interaction. That's my #1 question on these irons. Possibly a side by side with a similar club i.e. blade/mb

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43 minutes ago, Brewmaster said:

I play musclebacks and am hoping someone can do a thorough rundown of turf interaction. That's my #1 question on these irons. Possibly a side by side with a similar club i.e. blade/mb

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You saw my Stage One, right? 😉

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  • Driver : Ping G400 - Tour65 Stiff 44"
  • Fairway : Taylormade Burner 2.0 15deg - Reax-R
  • Hybrid : Taylormade M2 22deg - Flex-R
  • Irons : 4-6 Srixon Z765, 7-PW Srixon Z965 - Nippon Modus 105 S
  • Wedges
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    • 56deg Vokey SM5 F-Grind - Nippon ProModus 130 TX
    • 60deg Miura K-Grind - TT DG Spinner
  • Putter : Evnroll ER2
  • Ball : Vice Pro Plus

 

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17 hours ago, Peaksy68 said:

Great work so far guys. They really are good looking clubs. Hoping they increase the available shaft options and the set make up options. 

 

Looking forward to your stage 2's.

I get the reasons why both are limited but set makeup options would be perfect for these


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Driving Iron: :titelist-small: U500 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke (X)

Irons (4-6) :titelist-small: T100S - KBS C-Taper X-Stiff

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Those faces are wearing beautifully - how about the soles?

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Face and sole of the club I’ve hit most: PW



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Driver: Honma TR20 460, Fujikura Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Tour 17* (playing at 15*), Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: Callaway X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Dynamic Gold X100 

Irons: Srixon Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VC-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S300

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As @PMookie has added pictures of the sole of his Pitching Wedge I won't duplicate, but can confirm I am seeing similar "wear", which is to say that once cleaned they still look practically new despite having had hefty use.

I do have one slight update on that, but I think I'll save it for the stage 2.

I also took a few more videos last night, but I'll save you guys too many videos of a ball being hit down a range for now. Just watching them back though, these irons have an amazingly distinct sound, it's incredibly "solid". I'm also finally getting used to the difference in feel between these and my old clubs so my swing has smoothed out a bit more as it feels back to natural.

In other news, I built a practice area in my back garden last weekend with a full-size cage and a Real Feel mat, while my launch monitor arrived today so you'll be getting lots more goodies in terms of information for this review! I'm excited for this evening and the coming days, having free access to data on these should be great...

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  • Driver : Ping G400 - Tour65 Stiff 44"
  • Fairway : Taylormade Burner 2.0 15deg - Reax-R
  • Hybrid : Taylormade M2 22deg - Flex-R
  • Irons : 4-6 Srixon Z765, 7-PW Srixon Z965 - Nippon Modus 105 S
  • Wedges
    • 52deg Cleveland CG15
    • 56deg Vokey SM5 F-Grind - Nippon ProModus 130 TX
    • 60deg Miura K-Grind - TT DG Spinner
  • Putter : Evnroll ER2
  • Ball : Vice Pro Plus

 

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Thanks you guys for all the info you have provided so far. Because of it I had gone ahead and purchased the Blacks and love them.
I've had a couple of range sessions and will be getting them out on the course this weekend, but can't say enough about how good these irons feel. They are so easy to work the ball with.

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On 10/12/2018 at 5:39 PM, PMookie said:


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Face and sole of the club I’ve hit most: PW



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Mine are also near identical to this. Gotta love DBM!

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3 Wood: :titelist-small: TS3 (14.25*) - Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 80X, 2 extra grams of head weight

Driving Iron: :titelist-small: U500 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke (X)

Irons (4-6) :titelist-small: T100S - KBS C-Taper X-Stiff

Irons (7-P) :titelist-small: 620 MB - KBS C-Taper X Stiff

Wedges: QAJzq7h.jpg SM7 Jet Black 50.F.12 / 55.S.11 / 60.M.08 - X100

Putter: 5WoCG8Y.jpgBlack ER2 (Finish Courtesy of NorCal Putters) - :P2-grips-logo: Aware Tour

Bag:  :titelist-small: Hybrid 14

Glove:  Under Armour Strikeskin Tour

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2 hours ago, GOLFN said:

Thanks you guys for all the info you have provided so far. Because of it I had gone ahead and purchased the Blacks and love them.
I've had a couple of range sessions and will be getting them out on the course this weekend, but can't say enough about how good these irons feel. They are so easy to work the ball with.

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Awesome!!  They are very easy to work the ball with and the black on the irons are holding up great.  

Did you all see they came out with the white irons too?  https://benhogangolf.com/collections/ft-worth-irons/products/ft-worth-white-irons


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On 9/21/2018 at 7:20 PM, DPattGolf said:

This is my second set of irons with the DBM finish and it is by far the most durable black finish out there

 

 

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I'll second that on experience with the DBM finish. My current irons are DBM finished. If they're anything like the set that I currently play, there won't be ANY notable wear on them by the end of stage 2. Some of these other OEM's need to take note of what a good black finish is and that they don't need to karate chop someone in the throat to apply it .. hm hmcallawaytaylormade....  

These are absolutely stunning! 

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21 hours ago, Jon Brittan said:

As @PMookie has added pictures of the sole of his Pitching Wedge I won't duplicate, but can confirm I am seeing similar "wear", which is to say that once cleaned they still look practically new despite having had hefty use.

I do have one slight update on that, but I think I'll save it for the stage 2.

I also took a few more videos last night, but I'll save you guys too many videos of a ball being hit down a range for now. Just watching them back though, these irons have an amazingly distinct sound, it's incredibly "solid". I'm also finally getting used to the difference in feel between these and my old clubs so my swing has smoothed out a bit more as it feels back to natural.

In other news, I built a practice area in my back garden last weekend with a full-size cage and a Real Feel mat, while my launch monitor arrived today so you'll be getting lots more goodies in terms of information for this review! I'm excited for this evening and the coming days, having free access to data on these should be great...

Dude, a full size cage, mat and launch monitor!? That sounds like the greatest back yard ever!!

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Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3 Hybrid - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 4-PW - True Temper XP95 Reg
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° -True Temper XP95 Reg
Putter:     :rife-putters-1: - LH - Two Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :srixon-small: Zstar

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Fantastic to see these holding up so well to the usual punishments 😁😎


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Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3 Hybrid - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 4-PW - True Temper XP95 Reg
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° -True Temper XP95 Reg
Putter:     :rife-putters-1: - LH - Two Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :srixon-small: Zstar

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Well, went to a buddy’s place last night to hit these vs Ping i210 on a TrackMan and to gather some data. I hit three consecutive shots with a Hogan club, followed by 3 consecutive shots with a Ping. After going through the data today, I really didn’t see what I’ve seen on-course comparing these two. Not sure the TrackMan was set correctly......... Oh well, but I do have some data.

Took both sets to the range this morning and hit 6, 7, & 8 from each set. If I’d have had the TrackMan today, it would’ve been better! I’ve really gotten a sense for these irons, especially compared to my MP-18 SCs and the i210s. I was planning to play tomorrow AM before I head out of town for work for 7 days, but the rain might hinder that.

A lot of questions on whether the black finish is holding up, and as y’all have read, yes, it is. When I scrub out dirt with my brush, it does affect the color for a second, but once the face is wiped with a moist towel, the color comes right back.

Feel? Yeah, when these babies are hit well, they have THAT feel! Just nice! One definitely knows they’ve just flushed a forged club!!!

I said in my Stage 1 that I really want to put the claim of 4* of loft difference between clubs yields better gapping. Well, you’ll see the data from last night in my Stage 2, but it’s not showing to be as significant as it seems it would be.

Going between the black and chrome when comparing shots, the black definitely look smaller to me.

I really want another round before I have to do the Stage 2, but there is no doubt these are forged blades/muscle-backs. The feel is there! The misses are there too for this 6 handicap.... I’ll get into all this a bit later, but I wanted to give y’all some insights.




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Driver: Honma TR20 460, Fujikura Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Tour 17* (playing at 15*), Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: Callaway X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Dynamic Gold X100 

Irons: Srixon Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VC-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S300

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On 10/20/2018 at 11:53 AM, PMookie said:

Well, went to a buddy’s place last night to hit these vs Ping i210 on a TrackMan and to gather some data. I hit three consecutive shots with a Hogan club, followed by 3 consecutive shots with a Ping. After going through the data today, I really didn’t see what I’ve seen on-course comparing these two. Not sure the TrackMan was set correctly......... Oh well, but I do have some data.

Took both sets to the range this morning and hit 6, 7, & 8 from each set. If I’d have had the TrackMan today, it would’ve been better! I’ve really gotten a sense for these irons, especially compared to my MP-18 SCs and the i210s. I was planning to play tomorrow AM before I head out of town for work for 7 days, but the rain might hinder that.

A lot of questions on whether the black finish is holding up, and as y’all have read, yes, it is. When I scrub out dirt with my brush, it does affect the color for a second, but once the face is wiped with a moist towel, the color comes right back.

Feel? Yeah, when these babies are hit well, they have THAT feel! Just nice! One definitely knows they’ve just flushed a forged club!!!

I said in my Stage 1 that I really want to put the claim of 4* of loft difference between clubs yields better gapping. Well, you’ll see the data from last night in my Stage 2, but it’s not showing to be as significant as it seems it would be.

Going between the black and chrome when comparing shots, the black definitely look smaller to me.

I really want another round before I have to do the Stage 2, but there is no doubt these are forged blades/muscle-backs. The feel is there! The misses are there too for this 6 handicap.... I’ll get into all this a bit later, but I wanted to give y’all some insights.




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You've got me THIS close to pulling the trigger on a set of these! Very curious to see your stage 2 comments on the misses since my handicap aligns with yours and I'd imagine the "misses" percentage is close too.

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Well, two days in-a-row of hitting these vs the Pings and both days revealed very similar results. Yesterday I hit off a mat and some tight Bermuda at the range, and today I hit from a little bit thicker grass, more like a “first cut” of rough. Feel, straight shots, and sound were all there, but different than the Pings.
I took a number of pictures to show the residue from the mats and then the sole after cleaning. I also took some pics of my i210 face after hitting from the sandy range. Quite a difference!
I’m going to type-up my Stage 2, so if anyone has any last questions before I start it, feel free to ask!!!


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Driver: Honma TR20 460, Fujikura Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Tour 17* (playing at 15*), Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: Callaway X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Dynamic Gold X100 

Irons: Srixon Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VC-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S300

Putter: SeeMore Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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2 hours ago, PMookie said:

Well, two days in-a-row of hitting these vs the Pings and both days revealed very similar results. Yesterday I hit off a mat and some tight Bermuda at the range, and today I hit from a little bit thicker grass, more like a “first cut” of rough. Feel, straight shots, and sound were all there, but different than the Pings.
I took a number of pictures to show the residue from the mats and then the sole after cleaning. I also took some pics of my i210 face after hitting from the sandy range. Quite a difference!
I’m going to type-up my Stage 2, so if anyone has any last questions before I start it, feel free to ask!!!


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Not sure if anyone asked this if so I'm sorry but I can't remember everything said lol. How is the feel compared to the pings? I'm sure you'll note about that and about distance differences between the two. 

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Not sure if anyone asked this if so I'm sorry but I can't remember everything said lol. How is the feel compared to the pings? I'm sure you'll note about that and about distance differences between the two. 

The Ft. Worths are forged, so when well-struck, they feel like a forged club should. The i210s feel different. Not worse, not better, just different. Like most clubs I’ve played, with both of these, one knows when they’ve not made great contact.


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Driver: Honma TR20 460, Fujikura Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Tour 17* (playing at 15*), Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: Callaway X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Dynamic Gold X100 

Irons: Srixon Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VC-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S300

Putter: SeeMore Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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I'm with @PMookie here and slowly heading towards my write-up.
I've not managed to get as many rounds in over the last couple of weeks as I'd like, but I've been making up for it with home range time and should have plenty of launch monitor figures for you guys.
I plan to try to fit in one, maybe two rounds this weekend now some of my work has calmed down and then write-up, so if anyone has remaining questions they'd like us to consider, please feel free to raise them :)

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Instagram @makingscratch : https://www.instagram.com/makingscratch/

Twitter @makingscratchUK : https://twitter.com/makingscratchuk

WITB:

  • Driver : Ping G400 - Tour65 Stiff 44"
  • Fairway : Taylormade Burner 2.0 15deg - Reax-R
  • Hybrid : Taylormade M2 22deg - Flex-R
  • Irons : 4-6 Srixon Z765, 7-PW Srixon Z965 - Nippon Modus 105 S
  • Wedges
    • 52deg Cleveland CG15
    • 56deg Vokey SM5 F-Grind - Nippon ProModus 130 TX
    • 60deg Miura K-Grind - TT DG Spinner
  • Putter : Evnroll ER2
  • Ball : Vice Pro Plus

 

Proud owner of a slowly approaching complete archive of Titleist's blades circa 2000-2014 and a Wilson FatShaft CI10 blade putter in perfect condition (seriously, try Googling it and look at the state of the few that show up) which I bought when at college and just happens to look like it's stamped with my daughter's name, born 14 years after I bought it...

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2 hours ago, Jon Brittan said:

I'm with @PMookie here and slowly heading towards my write-up.
I've not managed to get as many rounds in over the last couple of weeks as I'd like, but I've been making up for it with home range time and should have plenty of launch monitor figures for you guys.
I plan to try to fit in one, maybe two rounds this weekend now some of my work has calmed down and then write-up, so if anyone has remaining questions they'd like us to consider, please feel free to raise them :)

Ditto! Haven't been able to play as much as I would have liked thanks to a busier schedule and weather but have gotten tons of range work with these. Hopefully I can squeeze a couple of more range and playing sessions in before Stage 2 is posted

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3 Wood: :titelist-small: TS3 (14.25*) - Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 80X, 2 extra grams of head weight

Driving Iron: :titelist-small: U500 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke (X)

Irons (4-6) :titelist-small: T100S - KBS C-Taper X-Stiff

Irons (7-P) :titelist-small: 620 MB - KBS C-Taper X Stiff

Wedges: QAJzq7h.jpg SM7 Jet Black 50.F.12 / 55.S.11 / 60.M.08 - X100

Putter: 5WoCG8Y.jpgBlack ER2 (Finish Courtesy of NorCal Putters) - :P2-grips-logo: Aware Tour

Bag:  :titelist-small: Hybrid 14

Glove:  Under Armour Strikeskin Tour

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1 Yellow #3

RangeFinder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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