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And for the record...listening to some 90’s rock (Oasis & Live) while drinking a cold beer is a great environment for installing ribbed grips 👍🏼

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The Ben Hogan Company started in 1953. It was well known throughout the company that there was nobody that expected perfection more than Mr. Hogan; to say he was iconic is an understatement. Toda

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And for the record...listening to some 90’s rock (Oasis & Live) while drinking a cold beer is a great environment for installing ribbed grips 👍🏼

Is there any other way?

i prefer the tunes of skid row and the like but to each his own rock

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1 minute ago, Lacassem said:

Is there any other way?

i prefer the tunes of skid row and the like but to each his own rock

If it gets the foot going then it’s all good 🤘🏼

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Just went out in the yard to work on my 4 iron, and started finding the middle of the club face and wowsers!! I'm sold on the feel and flight!! 

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Great stuff deejaid! Love the video.


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Great stuff deejaid! Love the video.


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Thanks man! You don’t know how hard that was for me because I don’t like being in front of the camera. I just wanted to try to make something entertaining.


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23 hours ago, bens197 said:

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

 

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Are those the sonar wraps?  I’ll be needing a review on those from you! Haha they were on my list of grips to try out before I got the sonars for the #CCC4.

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7 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

Are those the sonar wraps?  I’ll be needing a review on those from you! Haha they were on my list of grips to try out before I got the sonars for the #CCC4.

Yup!

I will make it quick and easy for you 😊. I was using GP Tour Wrap 2G’s for years. Last year I received a demo Sonar Tour from Golfworks under a promo. I loved the feel, mostly as I prefer to play without a glove. While loving the feel, I still preferred a wrap grip. This season I see Lamkin release these and it was a marriage between two great grips. Add to that a rib and I couldn’t be happier. Super good traction, moderately soft squish, just enough to remain comfortable without feeling like you’re holding a pillow. 
 

It’s barely been half a season so I have no comment on durability. So far, I see no reason to try anything else. 

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Took my PW out to the backyard today for some pitches and short chips. No complaints about feel from me. This has a really nice impact sound as others have shown with their videos. I was limited to what I can work on but I foresee a lot of positives from this set. 
 

One item that I am planning on focusing on for the coming weeks...sole width on the 8-P and how the widening of that sole compared to the Ft. Worth 15 will hopefully improve performance on mis-hits. 
 

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1 hour ago, deejaid said:


Thanks man! You don’t know how hard that was for me because I don’t like being in front of the camera. I just wanted to try to make something entertaining.


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It was sooooo good!  You came across vey giod.  Very natural snd sincere, not full of hype. 
 

well done! 

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20 hours ago, deejaid said:

Well, like I said in my last video, I was not looking for distance gains with the Players Combo set but I’ve gotten it.

I have 5 range sessions with the Hogan’s now. Today was the first time I left my regular gamers at home and just took the Hogan’s. After yesterday’s session I finally felt comfortable with the Hogan’s.

Previous club distances (Pedersen’s with club lofts)

3-iron (22*) 195
4-iron (26*) 185
5-iron (30*) 175
6-iron (34*) 162
7-iron (38*) 150
8-iron (42*) 138
9-iron (46*) 125
PW (50*) 110-115


Hogan Players Combo

4-iron UIHI (22*) 210
5-iron (26*) 195
6-iron (30*) 180
7-iron (34*) 170
8-iron (38*) 155-160
9-iron (42*) 145
PW (46*) 130-135


Comparable lofts the Hogan’s are flying 5-10 yards farther. Clubs are same length but the Pedersen’s have Precision Rifle 5.0 steel shafts and the Hogan’s have the Recoil F4 stiff graphite. I’d attribute it to the 40 gram or so lighter shaft increasing swing speed.

I’m also not seeing any big distance gap between the Icon 8-iron and the PTx Pro 7-iron. The gaps seem consistent. I had two shots, both with the 6-iron where I seemed to catch a hot part of the face and both shots went 200 yards or about 20 yards further than expected.

I am now seeing a big gap in the short end of my bag so had to go ahead and order a 50* and 54* Equalizer wedge today. emoji16.png


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Really nice gains there that’s great! 

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Wow, Deejaid , you’re setting the bar so high, I can’t even see the stand the bar rests on... 😟

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Here’s another view of a difference between 8 irons, in the PtxPro set -vs- the Icon, in the combo set. The PtxPro’s are in my other set... 

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may I add - that the Icons are on the Recoils, and the old PtxPro’s are on the KBS V-tour steel shafts. To say the Icon 8 on the Recoil feeling is like a warm nugget of caramel, that just melts between your teeth, just still doesn’t quite capture the gooey softness... But a puppy does!

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yet the good old PtxPro 8 iron is also a very satisfying strike- just different is all.

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1 hour ago, Sluggo42 said:

Here’s another view of a difference between 8 irons, in the PtxPro set -vs- the Icon, in the combo set. The PtxPro’s are in my other set... 

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may I add - that the Icons are on the Recoils, and the old PtxPro’s are on the KBS V-tour steel shafts. To say the Icon 8 on the Recoil feeling is like a warm nugget of caramel, that just melts between your teeth, just still doesn’t quite capture the gooey softness... But a puppy does!

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yet the good old PtxPro 8 iron is also a very satisfying strike- just different is all.

I would not have guessed that much of a size difference... cute pup too! haha

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OK gentlemen!

First round with the new clubs yesterday. Let me start by saying that I have been battling my swing as of late so I naturally had some loose swings which are absolutely no fault of the clubs unless these are supposed to have AI built into them....and they are supposed to swing themselves.  Sadly they do not. 😝 

Shot a 40 on the front missing three putts that I thought I made. Two tap in birdies on 15 and 16 thanks to great iron shots sealed a 78 for the day.  
I was secretly hoping to get Deejaid like improvement in my yardages. Alas....the yardages are almost identical to my Mizunos which is helpful for scoring. 
The feel on a solid hit is muted but pure. This is a great set of golf clubs. I honestly don’t know why these are not grabbing a significant share of the marketplace at their price point and quality. Playing again on Sunday. More thoughts to come!

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