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Congrats guys and looking forward to reading the reviews. My friend bought one last year and he swears by it. 

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Sound clip might have to wait a bit... Funny enough I'm currently in the hospital with my wife as she's giving birth to our first child. I'll be a new baby boy's father hopefully by tomorrow! 

THE Ben Hogan GS53 Driver Review – July 4th, 2020  by 03TRDBlack Intro Follow me on my Instagram! @rob.c.slade  Also on Twitter @robslade. First and foremost, I want to th

the iconic swing is timeless... the company he founded in 1953 is committed to living up to Mr. Hogan's philosophy; they manufacture clubs 'as near perfect as modern-day tools can perform'.

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Just got the driver in today and went out and played only used the Ben Hogan off the tee. Like it so far but need to get used to it since it's lower lofted and stiffer shaft then my current driver.20200504_152054~2.jpeg

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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: Game Golf Live
Handicap: 5.9  -  Best Score: 73 (1 over) Bryan Park - Players Course, Greensboro NC -2020

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28 minutes ago, pozzit said:

Just got the driver in today and went out and played only used the Ben Hogan off the tee. Like it so far but need to get used to it since it's lower lofted and stiffer shaft then my current driver.20200504_152054~2.jpeg

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Glad to hear it arrived and you've gotten a chance to take it out and play with it! That's a classy looking headcover, and from what I've seen of the driver, it looks good too. Any initial thoughts on the sound or feel yet? 

Have fun with it!

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Glad to hear it arrived and you've gotten a chance to take it out and play with it! That's a classy looking headcover, and from what I've seen of the driver, it looks good too. Any initial thoughts on the sound or feel yet? 
Have fun with it!
Sound and feel are very good in my opinion. It's a good thwack sound instead of the ringing titanium on some other drivers. I wasn't swinging great and could feel where on the head I was hitting it and knowing a good center strike.

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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: Game Golf Live
Handicap: 5.9  -  Best Score: 73 (1 over) Bryan Park - Players Course, Greensboro NC -2020

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Can't wait to try out the club tomorrow guys!

 

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In my bag:

Driver:  :Hogan: Ben Hogan GS53 10.5* Stiff Mitsubishi tensei blue

3 Wood: :adams-small: Insight BUL Stiff

Hybrid:  :Sub70: 939x Hybrid UST 680 recoil shaft stiff

Irons: :Sub70: 699 irons  KBS tour 90 v Stiff 

52 Deg:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

56 deg: :cleveland-small: Reg 588 tour action

60 Deg: :cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

Putter:bettinardi-small: Studio Stock #3 (Winn 1.32 Pro x grip)

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

 

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21 hours ago, pozzit said:

Just got the driver in today and went out and played only used the Ben Hogan off the tee. Like it so far but need to get used to it since it's lower lofted and stiffer shaft then my current driver.20200504_152054~2.jpeg

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Sweet head cover can’t wait to hear your initial thoughts 

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This looks like it will be a great group and test!! Hogan have always made classy looking clubs and that head cover is no exception! 

 

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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
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10 hours ago, pozzit said:

Sound and feel are very good in my opinion. It's a good thwack sound instead of the ringing titanium on some other drivers. I wasn't swinging great and could feel where on the head I was hitting it and knowing a good center strike.

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Is the adaptor the one you thought it was?

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

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: Two Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1

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Is the adaptor the one you thought it was?
Yes @03trdblack confirmed it is the same adapter Maltby uses for the KE4 TC Driver available at Golfworks.

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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: Game Golf Live
Handicap: 5.9  -  Best Score: 73 (1 over) Bryan Park - Players Course, Greensboro NC -2020

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Trying this beauty out today. Hope I hit it as good as it looks!!driver.thumb.jpg.4b502e8400088c26890199e99d707ca9.jpg

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In my bag:

Driver:  :Hogan: Ben Hogan GS53 10.5* Stiff Mitsubishi tensei blue

3 Wood: :adams-small: Insight BUL Stiff

Hybrid:  :Sub70: 939x Hybrid UST 680 recoil shaft stiff

Irons: :Sub70: 699 irons  KBS tour 90 v Stiff 

52 Deg:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

56 deg: :cleveland-small: Reg 588 tour action

60 Deg: :cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

Putter:bettinardi-small: Studio Stock #3 (Winn 1.32 Pro x grip)

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

 

Check out my MyGolfSpy 2020 Forum Official Tester: Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

 

 

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Anyone who like shiny reflective clubs will love this driver also if you like the murdered out look the HZRDUS Black would look sick20200504_164358.jpg20200504_160310.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: Game Golf Live
Handicap: 5.9  -  Best Score: 73 (1 over) Bryan Park - Players Course, Greensboro NC -2020

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Anyone who like shiny reflective clubs will love this driver also if you like the murdered out look the HZRDUS Black would look sick20200504_164358.jpg.0fa7c5881e2550e5ae23f8c8a4e8cfda.jpg20200504_160310.jpg.d832dc9bbba3b05a50aa2d36e4cd1d97.jpg

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The view from the top reminds me of the Tour Edge EXS


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Looks like a nice club. Played 9 holes with it this morning. Clubs looks solid in your hands but it definitely a slightly smaller profile compared 460 cc heads. It also felt slightly heavier to me than other drivers, but that might be due to the shaft. It has a good whack sound when it is hit and didn’t sound “tingy” or hollow at all. I hit a couple good ones about 270 yards on 2-3 holes, one was into the wind. I was spraying it a little all over the course, as I think I was just getting used to it. I usually hit a little draw but had a slight fade when hitting this club. I'll have to play with the adjustments and see how they affect ball flight. Excited to continue testing it.


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In my bag:

Driver:  :Hogan: Ben Hogan GS53 10.5* Stiff Mitsubishi tensei blue

3 Wood: :adams-small: Insight BUL Stiff

Hybrid:  :Sub70: 939x Hybrid UST 680 recoil shaft stiff

Irons: :Sub70: 699 irons  KBS tour 90 v Stiff 

52 Deg:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

56 deg: :cleveland-small: Reg 588 tour action

60 Deg: :cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

Putter:bettinardi-small: Studio Stock #3 (Winn 1.32 Pro x grip)

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

 

Check out my MyGolfSpy 2020 Forum Official Tester: Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

 

 

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20 hours ago, pozzit said:

Yes @03trdblack confirmed it is the same adapter Maltby uses for the KE4 TC Driver available at Golfworks.

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Yep same adapter as the Golfworks KE4 TC. I was pretty happy about that since I already have a couple shafts and adapters with the KE4 head. If the Smoke shaft doesn't work for me I'll have options 😃

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Very nice looking drivers, the adaptors seem pretty cool too. It will be very interesting to see if they perform well too....

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

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: Two Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1

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I’m curious if any of you will take a hard look at the rest of Hogan’s lineup now that you’re getting your initial swings with the driver.

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On 5/5/2020 at 9:16 AM, pozzit said:

Sound and feel are very good in my opinion. It's a good thwack sound instead of the ringing titanium on some other drivers. I wasn't swinging great and could feel where on the head I was hitting it and knowing a good center strike.

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But it still has a nice ping sound to it, right? 😉. Looking forward to seeing some head to head ball flight data!

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Anyone have the chance to do a comparison against there other driver for head size visual? I am big on at address how it looks and am not familiar with the Ben Hogans

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Anyone have the chance to do a comparison against there other driver for head size visual? I am big on at address how it looks and am not familiar with the Ben Hogans
I think it looks great from address. It's a little more compact then my Ping G30 in depth. At address I think the face looks a little shallower then the Ping as well but I think they are about the same. (Hogan top, G30 bottom in both pics) 20200507_085429.jpg20200507_085505.jpg20200504_160310.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: Game Golf Live
Handicap: 5.9  -  Best Score: 73 (1 over) Bryan Park - Players Course, Greensboro NC -2020

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2 minutes ago, pozzit said:

I think it looks great from address. It's a little more compact then my Ping G30 in depth. At address I think the face looks a little shallower then the Ping as well but I think they are about the same. (Hogan top, G30 bottom in both pics) 20200507_085429.jpg20200507_085505.jpg20200504_160310.jpg

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Great stuff thank you. I prefer the shiny finish over a matte IMO. This club looks great and great comparison with the G30 which has the harder taper on the back. I also like the BH symbol on top to line up the ball

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