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Here’s one of the UiHi and it’s fantastically penetrating flight. This was off the deck and hopefully gives you a good concept of flight. For reference, I am a high ball hitter. 
 

 

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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

Learning a new edit system during Covid so I cut together a little something.....    

Hello UIHI.... Is it hot out here or is it just you?

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3 hours ago, Erik-M said:

I just can't express how good the clubs sound and feel! And the ball flight is incredible! Nice and high and straight!I played good with them today, shot 75 seriously thinking of getting the equalizer wedges and going 1/2 in long and 1 degree flat! All my scoring issues came from fat and thin wedge shots from full wedge distances, or 3 putts. The v- sole is fantastic, can't remember hitting a fat or thin hogan iron shot, because I'm confident how it's gonna react with the turf! And mind you, we play on a very wet course. Also am very confident playing 3/4 shots for in between distances!

Do you feel like you’re getting along with your 4 iron now?  Sounds like it 😊

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2 hours ago, bens197 said:

Do you feel like you’re getting along with your 4 iron now?  Sounds like it 😊

Yeah, once I started finding the middle is been really nice!

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Here’s a pitching wedge from 116 that was as close to the best feeling shot I’ve ever hit. Icons are phenomenal...
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Awesome!!! I had a very similar shot today on a par 3 with the Cobra’s... closest to an ace I’ve ever been. Was that a Par 3 or an approach?


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2 hours ago, bens197 said:

Here’s one of the UiHi and it’s fantastically penetrating flight. This was off the deck and hopefully gives you a good concept of flight. For reference, I am a high ball hitter. 
 

 

Is it worth purchasing? How's the feel/ sound?

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1 hour ago, B.Boston said:


Awesome!!! I had a very similar shot today on a par 3 with the Cobra’s... closest to an ace I’ve ever been. Was that a Par 3 or an approach?


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A very short par 3, and the white tees. Normally its 150.

I still don't have a HIO...☹️ Ive quit even thinking about them, altho I did just see two happen in the last year, first ones I've ever seen...

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1 hour ago, Erik-M said:

Is it worth purchasing? How's the feel/ sound?

I suppose that all depends on how you currently hit your 4 iron, or hybrid. For a guy like me, heck yea its worth it. 

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A very short par 3, and the white tees. Normally its 150.
I still don't have a HIO... Ive quit even thinking about them, altho I did just see two happen in the last year, first ones I've ever seen...

I’ve seen both of my dads! But yeah that was as close as I’ve ever been.


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:cobra-small: Speedzone 4-Hybrid - KBS Proto 85S

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:cobra-small: KING MIM Black 52.12 Classic, 56.10 Versatile, 60.04 Widelow - KBS 610 Wedge

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On 6/10/2020 at 7:16 AM, bens197 said:

I hate being "actually" but I would check out Kevin Paule on Instagram @kp_golf86.  He is a Hogan staffer and treated his Icon black set with white vinegar.  48 hour bath and then some steel wool and they now look raw.  He made a post on May 16th about the process.  

Funny you mention steel wool as I'm seeing ads during the 3M Open for using SOS Pads to clean and "refresh" irons... old school 👍.

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On 7/12/2020 at 9:07 AM, Sluggo42 said:

Wow, so much new info and excitement!!!

I unfortunately cannot play until tomorrow boo hoooo.

but, here is the reason I was unavailable to play yesterday.....

 

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"We've been looking for this Sluggo guy for awhile now".  🤣

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Congrats on the win!

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1 hour ago, Sluggo42 said:

I suppose that all depends on how you currently hit your 4 iron, or hybrid. For a guy like me, heck yea its worth it. 

I am hitting my 4 iron well, but I would be looking at replacing my 716 TMB 3 iron which I also hit well. But I need like 10 yards to fill a gap at the top of my bag

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11 minutes ago, Erik-M said:

I am hitting my 4 iron well, but I would be looking at replacing my 716 TMB 3 iron which I also hit well. But I need like 10 yards to fill a gap at the top of my bag

yea, unfortunately thats all relative numbers as we probably are on two different planets as far as distance goes... But its an easy 20 longer than my last 4 iron... which helps you not at all...

But the recoil shaft and the club are new animals for me

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4 hours ago, bens197 said:

The knock is that they’re a thicker head. I can’t imagine not swinging one but I also get why some people are turned off by the size and shape.

I could choose a smaller head but if the result is the same flight and it’s easier to hit, why wouldn’t I want the easier club?
 

The 4 is my favorite iron in this entire set. 

right after the Icons...

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:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi on Recoil 780 ES f4 Stiff shafts (best clubs ever)

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on Recoil 780 f4

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5 hours ago, Sluggo42 said:

right after the Icons...

They really did well with the head design. The boxed toe and wider V-sole is just smart and easy on the eyes. 

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On 7/23/2020 at 2:41 AM, deejaid said:

So yesterday I stopped at the Pro Shop and told my pro about the Hogan’s and the toe misses I’m having with them. I explained to him that they are same lie and length as my current irons which I have no problem finding the middle of, but the Hogan’s shafts are graphite Recoil 87g shafts while my current irons are 125g Precision Rifle steel. He agreed that the weight and deflection difference of the two shafts were causing the problem.

 

Now as someone that is just playing graphite for the first time one of the few things I know about graphite is that most times graphite shafts come 1/2” longer from the factory to keep the swingweight similar to steel shafted clubs of the same model. What I didn’t realize is that added length might also help with toe droop. As my Pro and I were talking, he suggested adding 1/2” extensions to the clubs. The added length should move the strikes to the center of the face. If this is the case, then not only does the added length of graphite add to the swingweight, it also affects to toe droop which can be a remedy to the higher torque and deflection of the tip section of the graphite shafts.

 

Looking at the specs of the irons on the Ben Hogan website there is no difference in lengths between graphite and steel shafted clubs. While that creates a swingweight difference of 2 points according to their graph between the two, the lack of longer shaft in the graphite doesn’t allow for the correction of toe droop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, graphite extensions are en route and hopefully will be the answer to finding the center of the face.

 

 

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Hey Deejaid---I don't want to take this thread off the focus on the irons.  But before you do anything drastic with the shafts. I'd suggest talking to an actual clubfitter.  You got some serious misinformation from your pro on SW and length of shaft.   Perhaps I can even get you in touch with someone at Hogan. 


I just want to make sure you have the correct info before making a big change in shafts.  PM me if you'd like. 

 

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Hey Deejaid---I don't want to take this thread off the focus on the irons.  But before you do anything drastic with the shafts. I'd suggest talking to an actual clubfitter.  You got some serious misinformation from your pro on SW and length of shaft.   Perhaps I can even get you in touch with someone at Hogan. 

I just want to make sure you have the correct info before making a big change in shafts.  PM me if you'd like. 
 

Nothing drastic, just a 1/2” extension. I’ll PM you.


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On 7/25/2020 at 4:40 PM, Erik-M said:

Is it worth purchasing? How's the feel/ sound?

Looked and sounded like he nutted it to me. Now I want one!

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