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2020 Official Member Review: Hogan GS53 driver


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Read some existing reviews/watched some videos.  Looking very forward to hitting this!

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:titelist-small: TSi2 18 degree Fujikura Ventus Blue

:titelist-small: U500 4 iron Project X Smoke 

:titelist-small: TS100s 5-P Nippon Modus 3 

:vokey-small: SM 8 50, 54, 58

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Congrats testers!  Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about this driver since there's really no good way for me to try them out. Let us know what we're missing out on!

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Congrats y'all!! I love the classic look of the Hogan line up. can't wait to see how they do. 

 

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What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

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

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Aldila Rogue White 80X

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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congrats and enjoy.. good luck.. 

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Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag 

Titleist TSR3 Hzrdus Black 65g shaft

Cobra F8+ 3wd Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra 3 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra 4 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra F8 irons 5-GW KBS tour 90 stiff shafts

Cobra King Black Wedge 54* 

Cleveland RTX Zipcore Wedge 58*

Snake Eyes Viper Putter.

Ball: Taylormade TP-5X

 

 

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So as we get everything situated with orders and well wait for some courses to open. Are there any burning questions about this driver that anyone has and us testers and help answer as we review? Any comparison drivers that would be good to test against? How shaft offering pairs with the heads? 

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Driver:  Ben Hogan GS53
3W:  Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead 2
2i: Maltby KE4 FDI 
4-PW:  Maltby TS-1 - C-Taper 120g 
50º: Maltby TSW

56º:  Cleveland RTX-2 
60º: Maltby Tour Grind MG
Putter:  Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball

Ball: Snell MTB X
Other: Arccos (first year lets see how it goes)
Handicap: 5.9  -  Best Score: 73 (1 over) Bryan Park - Players Course, Greensboro NC -2020

2020 MGS Forum Tester - Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

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Upon my initial observations of the videos online, the adapter they are using looks to be the same as the Maltby KE4 TC adjustable driver.  I have this head and it will be interesting to see if they are indeed the same type.  The adapter is nice as it keeps the shaft in the same place and only rotates the ring which means you can use ribbed grips or spine aligned shafts.

https://www.golfworks.com/maltby-ke4-tc-adjustable-driver/p/ma0309/

Adapter:  https://www.golfworks.com/maltby-ke4-tc-shaft-adaptor/p/ma0309a/

 

 

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Congrats guys, looking forward to your reviews of this driver.

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  • image.png.27e1496834233542c5d124bf8b9e3352.png3W - 13*, UST Mamiya 65 Gold S-flex, with GolfPride Tour Wrap 2G
  • :taylormade-small: SIM UDI 2-iron - 18*, Mitsubishi Diamana Thump 100 X-flex, with GolfPride MCC Align
  • :srixon-small: ZX5 4-5 & ZX7 6-PW, :Nippon: Modus3 120 Tour S-flex, +1/2", with GolfPride Tour Wrap 2G
  • :titelist-small: :vokey-small: - SM8 Tour Chrome, 50.08F - 54.10S - 58.12D, DG Wedge Flex, with GolfPride Tour Wrap 2G
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1 hour ago, 03trdblack said:

Upon my initial observations of the videos online, the adapter they are using looks to be the same as the Maltby KE4 TC adjustable driver.  I have this head and it will be interesting to see if they are indeed the same type.  The adapter is nice as it keeps the shaft in the same place and only rotates the ring which means you can use ribbed grips or spine aligned shafts.

https://www.golfworks.com/maltby-ke4-tc-adjustable-driver/p/ma0309/

Adapter:  https://www.golfworks.com/maltby-ke4-tc-shaft-adaptor/p/ma0309a/

 

 

I noticed the same.  Good call out

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:titelist-small: TSi3 9.0 Fujikura Ventus Red 

:titelist-small: TSi2 15 degree Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 degree Fujikura Ventus Blue

:titelist-small: U500 4 iron Project X Smoke 

:titelist-small: TS100s 5-P Nippon Modus 3 

:vokey-small: SM 8 50, 54, 58

:cameron-small: Phantom X 11.5

:titelist-small: ProV1X Left Dash 

 

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Congrats guys! Enjoy the process and looking forward to some stellar reviews.

 

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Wood:    :cobra-small: King SZ 3 wood 15.5*

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 4 iron or others....

Irons:     :Sub70: Sub70 659 TC Raw 5-Aw w/ KBS Tour 90 Stiff Black PVD

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:     :taylormade-small:/:titleist-small: (currently testing)

Other:     :Arccos: 

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2 minutes ago, 03trdblack said:

Upon my initial observations of the videos online, the adapter they are using looks to be the same as the Maltby KE4 TC adjustable driver.  I have this head and it will be interesting to see if they are indeed the same type.  The adapter is nice as it keeps the shaft in the same place and only rotates the ring which means you can use ribbed grips or spine aligned shafts.

https://www.golfworks.com/maltby-ke4-tc-adjustable-driver/p/ma0309/

Adapter:  https://www.golfworks.com/maltby-ke4-tc-shaft-adaptor/p/ma0309a/

If this is true that fantastic. I have been curious about that head as well. 

Looking into this a little further it looks a little different with graphics. Also here is the adjustment information for 9* driverGS53_Flight_Control_settings.thumb.jpg.29b250a44cb7b50b9b5df3474a84c717.jpg

 

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Driver:  Ben Hogan GS53
3W:  Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead 2
2i: Maltby KE4 FDI 
4-PW:  Maltby TS-1 - C-Taper 120g 
50º: Maltby TSW

56º:  Cleveland RTX-2 
60º: Maltby Tour Grind MG
Putter:  Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball

Ball: Snell MTB X
Other: Arccos (first year lets see how it goes)
Handicap: 5.9  -  Best Score: 73 (1 over) Bryan Park - Players Course, Greensboro NC -2020

2020 MGS Forum Tester - Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

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Congratulations! Cant wait to hear the verdict. 

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:titelist-small: 913F, 15, DIAMANA 72, S

:titelist-small: 913H, 19, DIAMANA 82, S

SUB70 639 CB 4-6 MB 7-PW, KBS TOUR, X

:taylormade-small:ZTP 52, 56 

:vokey-small: SM7 60

:scotty-cameron-1: STUDIO SELECT NEWPORT 2, SUPERSTROKE TRAXION TOUR 2.0

:taylormade-small: TP5X

 

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Congrats on this opportunity! Looking forward to reading these reviews


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Titleist 917D2 10.5

Ben Hogan GS53 3 Wood

Cobra Fly-Z Hybrid 18.5

Titleist 816 H1 23

PING G30 5-PW

Cleveland RTX 3.0 50/10 V-MG

Cleveland RTX 3.0 54/14  V-FG

Cleveland RTX 3.0 58/12 V -FG

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Congrats guys!  Looking forward in seeing your results with the new driver!

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:wilson_staff_small:Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
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Congrats!  I am VERY interested in seeing how the Hogan driver compares to the other OEMs.  I will be keeping an eye on this thread for sure.

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Upon my initial observations of the videos online, the adapter they are using looks to be the same as the Maltby KE4 TC adjustable driver.  I have this head and it will be interesting to see if they are indeed the same type.  The adapter is nice as it keeps the shaft in the same place and only rotates the ring which means you can use ribbed grips or spine aligned shafts.
https://www.golfworks.com/maltby-ke4-tc-adjustable-driver/p/ma0309/
Adapter:  https://www.golfworks.com/maltby-ke4-tc-shaft-adaptor/p/ma0309a/
 
 
That's really a nice feature and one I wish more major OEM'S would use. I love that about my Callaway, I've gotten really spoiled to my Align grip.

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That's really a nice feature and one I wish more major OEM'S would use. I love that about my Callaway, I've gotten really spoiled to my Align grip.

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Amen! My Honma has this, but my Exotics Fwy doesn’t, so I’ve had to get another grip and install it! Ugh.


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Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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Congrats guys! Looking forward to hearing about this driver

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Fairways   :titleist-small: HZRDUS Smoke 13.5* A1 setting

Driving Iron:   :titleist-small: U500 17* :Fuji:  Blue Ventus HB Velocore 

Irons   :titleist-small: T200 4 - 7, T100S 8 - PW N.S.Pro Modus Tour 3 105g

Wedges    :vokey-small: SM6 48*, SM9 52*, SM8 56*

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Ball    :titleist-small:  *ProV1 Left Dot

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Congratulations guys, looking forward to the reviews.


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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*

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