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2020 Official Member Review: Ben Hogan Icon & PTX Pro/Icon Combo Irons


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3 hours ago, Sluggo42 said:

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these are the stock grips on my Ptx Pro’s, and Equalizer wedges... I don’t even know what brand they are, but I like them. 

Dang those are sleek 

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3 hours ago, deejaid said:

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the PTx Pro 7-iron to Icon 8-iron transition. I just feel that with a 4* gap and standard 1/2” length progression we are going to see a much bigger distance gap than the standard 10-12 yards normally between clubs due to the tech in the PTx Pro’s and lack there of in the Icon.

The more I look at the pics on their site I just am not seeing a smooth transition between the two different models. It almost seems like a forced combo set. emoji848.png

We shall see.....


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1 hour ago, Sluggo42 said:

I would throw a theory out there that the PtxPro's are NOT distance clubs, but rather easier to hit clubs that get up into the air.

But thats a theory based on NO factual evidence. I say this as when I got mine, I didn't really gain any distance over the Mizzy blades...

but we shall see soon

 

If anything, and this is just theory, a bad iron day could mean our distances In the 5-7 will be closer to the mean than the 8-p. 
 

Or, with the 8-p being easier to hit it all becomes a wash. 
 

It won’t be much longer!

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I’m still trying to wrap my head around the PTx Pro 7-iron to Icon 8-iron transition. I just feel that with a 4* gap and standard 1/2” length progression we are going to see a much bigger distance gap than the standard 10-12 yards normally between clubs due to the tech in the PTx Pro’s and lack there of in the Icon.

The more I look at the pics on their site I just am not seeing a smooth transition between the two different models. It almost seems like a forced combo set.

We shall see.....


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On a well struck shot the ICON 8 iron vs the PTX 8 iron should go the same distance. They may do it at different launch angles due to COG differences but distamce will be negligible. Now a poorly struck ICON might not go as far as a PTX given the more forgiving nature of the PTX.
I've seen on a lainch monitor a tour style player get better efficiency out of a Miura blade vs his own set with identical lofts on pure shots... But hit that Miura a little thin or on the toe and the penalty was harsh.
I would expect the same out of the Hogan's.

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7 hours ago, Erik-M said:

Anyone else keep hoping to see those personal messages come through? Just hoping that it's saying I got a shipping confirmation?

Waiting on clubs to arrive is kind of like being a kid at Christmas. Hopefully you all will receive shipping notices soon, I can't wait to see how these clubs perform for all of you. 

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3 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

Waiting on clubs to arrive is kind of like being a kid at Christmas. Hopefully you all will receive shipping notices soon, I can't wait to see how these clubs perform for all of you. 

I was the one always trying to find the presents, so I'm bad at it lol

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15 minutes ago, Erik-M said:

I was the one always trying to find the presents, so I'm bad at it lol

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. 

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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. 

It’s a blessing in disguise to not get that initial shipping notification.


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It appears that most of you don’t have your clubs yet. True?


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It appears that most of you don’t have your clubs yet. True?


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I don’t think any of us have had them ship yet. I have a Fed Ex and UPS account and have had no alert that a package is on the way.


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What a group!  Looking forward to this one.  Go stripe some dirt fellas!

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Yup- nuthin yet...

but after today’s round, I’m not really wanting to take my PTx Pros out of my bag....

oh wait....🤗 hahahahaha,!!!

I  Can only say There will be some happy testers.... maybe..., can’t speak for the Icon guys, you’re on your own island... 

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Just bumping this one up. We have yet to receive any updates on shipping and or production. Suffice to say with Texas’ status with Covid it will be a little while longer and that’s ok. 

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I just received a shipping confirmation email from UPS that I have a mysterious delivery pending.....weight 7 lbs.....

Could it be?


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20 minutes ago, deejaid said:

I just received a shipping confirmation email from UPS that I have a mysterious delivery pending.....weight 7 lbs.....

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Getting a shipping notification is like being a kid on Christmas morning. I can't wait for you all you get these and see how they perform for you. I watched the TXG video and they performed good for them. 

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False alarm. Someone sending me some persimmons for a refinish. Oh well, the wait continues.


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Just saw this quick TXG  Icon irons review. 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Erik-M said:

Yeah I watched that, and now I'm not so patiently waiting lol!

Me too-

they had nuthin but good things to say, can’t wait for the combo....🤤!!

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