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Hey Everyone, 

This is my first post here (besides trying to signup to test clubs) and I wanted to show off what I am gaming for 2020. I have been a Hogan guy since Highschool and that has followed me into my early adult hood.

Current Bag:

Driver: Taylormade Sim Max 9 degree (either set to 9 degree or 9.75) (Ventus Stiff tipped graphite shaft)

Fairway Wood: Ben Hogan GS53 4 Wood (16 degrees) (HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0 stiff)

Utility Iron: Ben Hogan Ft Worth Hi Utility Iron (18 Degree) (UST Mamiya Recoil Stiff)

Irons: Ben Hogan Icon 4-PW (black finish) (Dynamic Golf S300)

Wedges: Ben Hogan Equalizer 52 and 56 (they have been bent to 53 and 57 from Hogan. I did just order a 50 degree from Hogan as I am one club short in the bag and found that my gapping needs a 50 degree)(KBS Tour v-110 S)

Putter: Taylor Made Spider Tour 

Bag: Ben Hogan Midsize Staff Bag

Ball: Taylor TP5 Pix (the red x version, but I have been messing around with the 2.0 models as well)

Gloves: Hogan/Taylor/Footjoy

 

Stats (if anyone is curious):

Handicap: 2.2 (was 1.3 but had a few rough rounds and currently going through a bit of a swing change)

Swing Speed: 95ish mph (irons) / 105-110 mph (driver) 

 

Sorry about the pictures, I am currently remodeling part of my home and the light is garbage in basically every room. Anyone else out there gaming Hogan irons? I still have my 1999 Apex irons in my old HS bag that I refuse to toss because they are just.....so good haha

 

 

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4 Wood.jpg

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Putter.jpg

Wedges.jpg

Wedge Side.jpg

Irons.jpg

Bag Close Up.jpg

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Welcome Adam - nice setup top to bottom!

Now go give those beautiful wrenches a bath!

Also... re: other MGS Hogan gamers - check out the 2020 Official Member Review: Ben Hogan Icon & PTX Pro/Icon Combo Irons and feel free to share a glimpse of your own Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Co. experience.

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:cobra-small:______S9-1 Pro D - Matrix Ozik XCON 6 S
:cobra-small:______S9-1 Pro 15* - Matrix Ozik XCON 7 S
:nickent-small:________3DX 17* - Matrix Ozik Altus Hybrid SG
:Hogan:______ICON Black 4-PW - KBS Tour V S
:cleveland-small:__________588 RTG 49  RTX 52.10  56.12 - DG S400
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:taylormade-small:_______'19 TP5X
(the preceding have all been gamer approved)

"The most important shot in golf is the next one“ - Ben Hogan

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Excellent setup Adam. How durable is the DBM finish on the Hogan Icon Irons and Equalizer wedges?

Driver: :ping-small: Ping G410 Plus 9° HZRDUS Smoke Yellow (S  Flex)

3 Wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 3 Wood 15° Ventus Black 7S

3 Utility Iron: :cobra-small: King Utility Iron 18° Project X HZRDUS (S Flex)

4i-AW: :taylormade-small: 2019 P790 Nippon Zelos 7 (S Flex, Std Lie, +1/2" Length)

56°:  :vokey-small: SM4 56° Loft,  8° Bounce

60°: :macgregor-small: VIP 60°

Putter: :ping-small: Scottsdale TR Sanita B 

Shot Tracking: :Arccos:

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour BX

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer Lite 

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Dig the setup! Have never played Hogan myself, but hope I can find an old set someplace and refinish them, if only as something to tinker and play a round or two with.

Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Mavrik Sub Zero,10°, Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

3W: :callaway-logo-1: Mavrik Sub Zero, 15°, Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

3H: :callaway-logo-1: Mavrik Sub Zero, 18°, KBS Tour Hybrid 75S

4i-PW: :callaway-logo-1: Mavrik Pro, +1°, True Temper Elevate Tour S, Standard Lie

Wedges: :vokey-small: SM8 - 50°/12F, 54°/14F, 58°/14K

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Special Select Squareback 2, 35"

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X

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Good Set up Adam.  It's good to see someone who plays the Hogan Irons and Wedges.  

The wedges look really good.  I've gone back to Vokey's from Callaway's.   Like the fact the Wedges come in the odd degrees 53, 55, 57; How is the feel and how do you like them? 

Callaway Maverick Pro - Std Length, 5-PW & A Wedge - Elevate 105 stiff Steel Shafts-

 Callaway EPIC 9.0 Subzero - set at 10.0 Draw bias - 6.0 Stiff Flex

Fairway Woods:  Callaway 3W & 5W RazrX Black - Stiff Flex

Rescue:  Bobby Jones 21 degree - stiff flex

Wedges: Titleist SM5 - 54 bent wedge flex; SM5 60 wedge flex

Putter: Scotty Cameron - Select Newport 2

Ball: Titleist ProV1x

Handicap 0.6

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On 9/30/2020 at 6:33 PM, Adamman84 said:

Anyone else out there gaming Hogan irons? I still have my 1999 Apex irons in my old HS bag that I refuse to toss because they are just.....so good haha

 

Yes, I'm still gaming my 1999 Apex Plus irons.

Looking hard at Hogan's combo set now with a UiHi 4-iron bc it may finally be time to upgrade. What do you like about the Dynamic Gold S-300 shaft vs the KBS Tour V? You and I have similar clubhead speed.

My :1590477705_SunMountain: C-130 cart bag currently includes;

Driver: :srixon-small: z565 10.5*, Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6 S-Flex
Fairways:  :callaway-small: X-Hot 15* & 18*, Project X PXv R-Flex
Irons: :benhogan-small:Apex Plus, 4-PW, Apex S4-Flex
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CG10; 50*, 54*, 58*, Dynamic Gold W-flex 

Putter: :odyssey-small: White Hot Pro Blade #2
Grips: Golf Pride MCC-Plus 4 & Lamkin UTx
Ball: Kirkland Signature 3-Piece 

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On 10/5/2020 at 1:54 PM, J.B. TexasEx said:

Yes, I'm still gaming my 1999 Apex Plus irons.

Looking hard at Hogan's combo set now with a UiHi 4-iron bc it may finally be time to upgrade. What do you like about the Dynamic Gold S-300 shaft vs the KBS Tour V? You and I have similar clubhead speed.

I tried both shafts and found that the S-300 gives me a slightly more penetrating flight and I get a bit more spin out of the ball. Distance wise I didn't really notice a big gap between the two shafts

On 10/3/2020 at 10:47 AM, tdroma98 said:

Good Set up Adam.  It's good to see someone who plays the Hogan Irons and Wedges.  

The wedges look really good.  I've gone back to Vokey's from Callaway's.   Like the fact the Wedges come in the odd degrees 53, 55, 57; How is the feel and how do you like them? 

I love the wedges, can hit a lot of different shots and am able to stick the ball when I need to. 

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On 10/1/2020 at 7:05 AM, ZMendle10 said:

Excellent setup Adam. How durable is the DBM finish on the Hogan Icon Irons and Equalizer wedges?

The finish is pretty good, I will say that my wedges are just starting to show a bit of wear on the soles but they are also about 3 season old now compared to the irons which I got new this year. 

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15 hours ago, Adamman84 said:

The finish is pretty good, I will say that my wedges are just starting to show a bit of wear on the soles but they are also about 3 season old now compared to the irons which I got new this year. 

If the finish is just starting to show some wear and tear a bit after 3 years on wedges I would say that's pretty good. DBM finish sems to be an anodized finish as opposed to a painted finish most black irons have.

Driver: :ping-small: Ping G410 Plus 9° HZRDUS Smoke Yellow (S  Flex)

3 Wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 3 Wood 15° Ventus Black 7S

3 Utility Iron: :cobra-small: King Utility Iron 18° Project X HZRDUS (S Flex)

4i-AW: :taylormade-small: 2019 P790 Nippon Zelos 7 (S Flex, Std Lie, +1/2" Length)

56°:  :vokey-small: SM4 56° Loft,  8° Bounce

60°: :macgregor-small: VIP 60°

Putter: :ping-small: Scottsdale TR Sanita B 

Shot Tracking: :Arccos:

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour BX

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer Lite 

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On 10/14/2020 at 7:08 AM, ZMendle10 said:

If the finish is just starting to show some wear and tear a bit after 3 years on wedges I would say that's pretty good. DBM finish sems to be an anodized finish as opposed to a painted finish most black irons have.

Yea, I am honestly very happy with them. I figured that the black finish would wear away and everything would start to look a bit beaten but I am ok with it. The set (both wedges and irons) has been fantastic

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1 hour ago, Adamman84 said:

Yea, I am honestly very happy with them. I figured that the black finish would wear away and everything would start to look a bit beaten but I am ok with it. The set (both wedges and irons) has been fantastic

That's good to hear. The black finish on my 60° i think is painted on and is pretty faded and worn. I love the look of the deep black DBM finish on both the Ben Hogan and Cobra irons so it's good to hear that the finish holds up well.

Driver: :ping-small: Ping G410 Plus 9° HZRDUS Smoke Yellow (S  Flex)

3 Wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 3 Wood 15° Ventus Black 7S

3 Utility Iron: :cobra-small: King Utility Iron 18° Project X HZRDUS (S Flex)

4i-AW: :taylormade-small: 2019 P790 Nippon Zelos 7 (S Flex, Std Lie, +1/2" Length)

56°:  :vokey-small: SM4 56° Loft,  8° Bounce

60°: :macgregor-small: VIP 60°

Putter: :ping-small: Scottsdale TR Sanita B 

Shot Tracking: :Arccos:

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour BX

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer Lite 

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