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On 6/17/2020 at 8:33 AM, sirchunksalot said:

You get that shipping notification, then it'll be time to start starting out the window. I'm bad about it, too. I'll check FedEx or ups constantly. 

I'm just catching up on this thread. But I can relate. I have a UPS account that allows me to follow the truck that has my package. It brings up a GPS screen that shows the trucks progress. Which can be frustrating. I often found myself saying, "What are you doing over there!?!?! You were just to streets over!" LOL 

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19 hours ago, Erik-M said:

Just noticed this today! We're like twins! Lol1063664176_Screenshot_20200711-190056_VideoPlayer.jpg.1714c6edfbd1cafe3632bf8f7f01edd4.jpgScreenshot_20200711-185927_YouTube.jpg.dd7c1fc7d6f08aed2964e5ff1ef7407d.jpg

But you have the Michelson calves. LOL

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So the lofts on 712 ap2 vs. Ben Hogan iconScreenshot_20200712-152248_Chrome.jpg.4503a67178e119e19d46269c8a8eb22d.jpgScreenshot_20200712-152143_Chrome.jpg.349c29a2d5ab215bd2397e4938028fc5.jpg

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1 hour ago, Erik-M said:

So the lofts on 712 ap2 vs. Ben Hogan iconScreenshot_20200712-152248_Chrome.jpg.4503a67178e119e19d46269c8a8eb22d.jpgScreenshot_20200712-152143_Chrome.jpg.349c29a2d5ab215bd2397e4938028fc5.jpg

Thanks for posting that! Basically one degree, I wasn't sure which model AP2 you had and was curious if there was a bigger discrepancy in them. 8-10 yards in the PW is a testament to how you crush the ball.

2 hours ago, deejaid said:

Love the video and how you themed it, Ben Hogan Golf could use it in an advertisement. The irons sound amazing!

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Hopefully I can play an actual round tomorrow, since I’ve now got an idea of what’s happening...

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I believe that this deserves some attention so please bear with me...when looking for a set of irons, one of the most important things I look at is how it sits at address. Seems important right?  So many manufacturers dwell on the cavity cosmetics while we rarely see the focus on how the club truly sets up. 
 

While I wait until Thursday for new grips to arrive, I was admiring the PW from the combo set and it really is gorgeous. The Ft. Worth head had a rounded profile while the Icon has a straight leading edge and a boxed out toe. 

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Yeah I love the straight leading edge and the v sole seems to be serving its purpose for me!! But absolutely love the head shape!!

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On 7/12/2020 at 3:02 PM, deejaid said:

Best idea for a testing post I have seen in a long time!  Good call!

20 hours ago, Sluggo42 said:

...So... I finally got the combo set out on the track this morning. Goodness!, and this is a guy who currently plays the straight up PtxPro’s. I didn’t play a round, but rather played around, just to try getting a grasp of what this Combo set brings. I also got the Recoil f-4 Stiff graphite shafts, vs the V-Tour steel shafts. I didn’t have a 4 iron in the old PtxPro set, I was just using an old hybrid. Now I have the 22° 4 UiHi in the combo set.

I started on the back 9 to stay out of the way, so I could just mess about. First hole I decided to open up with the 4UiHi off the tee box, hoping for around 180. But I got this...

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haha, right? I’ve got so much i want to spew out about these stix after just one outing, but can’t give the farm away after just one date right?

Yes.  You absolutely can!

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On 7/12/2020 at 3:14 PM, MattWillGolf said:

I'm just catching up on this thread. But I can relate. I have a UPS account that allows me to follow the truck that has my package. It brings up a GPS screen that shows the trucks progress. Which can be frustrating. I often found myself saying, "What are you doing over there!?!?! You were just to streets over!" LOL 

Sounds exactly like me following my Grub Hub driver Patu, yesterday for lunch!  

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On 7/12/2020 at 3:02 PM, deejaid said:

Well safe to say yourself and @edingc are really setting some high bars for videos. Can’t wait for some more

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Shot a round today, but didn’t really have a shiney iron day at all. But I scored well thanks to 3 birdies and a good back 9. But the Hogan Equalizer wedges played well... go figure. But I decided to hit a bucket after the round and kinda got the feel back. But that 8 iron icon was pretty tight today. It’s soooo soft. Thinking back on it, I ended up with a +4, 75. While I am busy complaining about a poor iron striking day, it occurs to me that I was still on the greens, or close enough for the up and downs. And the Icons (short irons) were actually pretty decent, I guess it’s just the longer irons weren’t as tight as I’d hoped.

but, going from kbs 110g steels, to 85g graphite’s, it makes sense that my first round isn’t going to be perfect... Cadillac problems right?

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So I might be doing something dumb, but for the sake of my golf spy,  I am going to play my icons in a big golf tournament this weekend. I'm gonna see if the pressure makes them harder to hit!! Wish me luck! The saving grace is that it's a best ball tournament, however my partner just texted me and said he's hitting the ball like garbage.  Still gonna go for it! 

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heck ya buddy! Good Luck!

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19 hours ago, Erik-M said:

Yeah I love the straight leading edge and the v sole seems to be serving its purpose for me!! But absolutely love the head shape!!

How the feel vs your AP2's both short irons and the longer ones as well?

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55 minutes ago, Xenon256 said:

How the feel vs your AP2's both short irons and the longer ones as well?

Well the sound off the face is super dull, and they just explode off the face.  They seem to go a bit higher then my ap2s and I'm not missing left,  but that might be the shaft seeing that it is a kbs tour v x- stiff compared to my ap2s with 7.0 flighted rifle shafts.  I've yet to hit the 4 iron any good, (or of the 3 I've hit) so hard to say.  The five iron feels good.  They seem to go a bit farther, 10 yardsish for my pitching wedge.  But they are 1 degree less loft.  Except the 4 iron which is 2 degrees less. I have a bit of a toe shot going with 4 and 5 irons and when that happens, you can definitely tell where the ball hit the face. Aka short and vibrating. But i love the flight!!!

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Very excited. I actually get to play golf Friday afternoon. Hogan’s are going on their maiden voyage. I feel like I should listen to some mood music during the round. I will report back on Friday gentlemen!  

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Grips are installed...in the words of Wayne & Garth...Game on!

 

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