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Richard/ North Richland Hills, TX 

Right hand

1st - VKTR+ Recoil ES 85 F4 Stiff

2nd - UiHi KBS Tour V Stiff

8 handicap

Currently using Callaway FT hybrid 

Tee it high and let it fly!!!

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Andy, Lighthouse Point FL

Right handed

UiHi - X -stiff 

 Backup choice-18* hybrid X-stiff

8 handicap

Currently playing a 18* apex 19 hybrid but doesn't get much height off the deck. I strictly use it as a driving iron and rescue club. 

 

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Doug / Langhorne, PA

RH golfer

1st Choice = VKTR+ 18* hybrid, stiff flex shaft

2nd Choice = 14* 3-wood, MRC Tensei Blue 70-S (stiff) shaft

13.4 USGA Handicap Index

I do not play long irons (5-iron, and sometimes 6-iron is the longest iron in my bag).  Instead, I play a 5-wood and one or two hybrids.

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Driver: Ping G425 Max, 9*, Miyazaki  Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 6S, 44.75" playing length

4-Wood: Titleist TS2, 16.5*, Miyazaki Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 7S, 42.75" playing length

5/7-Wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero set to 20* loft; Tensei Blue 75-S, 41.5" playing length

Hybrids: Exotics EXS Pro (22*), Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 75S

Irons: Exotics EXS220 5-iron and New Level MODB-1 (6-iron through PW), KBS TGI Tour 80 (stiff) shafts

Wedges: New Hogan Equalizer wedges (48* and 56* + Maltby TSW Forged 52-8, all bent 1* weak

Putter: Evnroll ER2, 34”with Gravity Grip

Ball: Snell MTBx

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First Name: Matthew

City State: Orlando, Florida

Confirm you are RH: Yes

Club You would like to test including flex-also list a back up choice: 3 wood X-Stiff flex...back up Driving iron X-Stiff flex

Handicap: +1

Do you currently play a Long Iron or Hybrid: Hybrid

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Bob / Menomonee Falls, WI

Right handed

3 wood – 14* - MRC Tensei CK Blue 70 gram Regular 

Backup would be the driving iron 18* -  KBS Tour 90 Regular 

Hdcp is 18

Currently play both a fairway wood (Ping) and a 4 and 5 hybrid (Callaway Epic Flash).

I'll be interested in the results of the test, thanks for offering the opportunity.

 

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Elson, Southgate Michigan. 

Definitely right handed

First choice 

Driving Iron - UiHi

18* -  KBS Tour 90 Regular 

Back up

Hybrids – VKTR+

18* - Recoil ES 75 F3 Regular 

17 Handicap. 

I currently carry as my long irons/hybrids. 

A Titleist 716 TM-B 3, 20 degrees

And a Titleist 718 TM-B 4, 23 degrees, both are stiff shaft, which is not ideal, but I still hit them fairly well. 

My Reviews:

2021 Official Review - Tommy Armour Impact 3 Putter

2020 Official Member Review - BagBoy Chiller Cart Bag

Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme - Unofficial Review by xOldBenKenobiX

Honma TR21 4 Wood - Unofficial Review by xOldBenKenobiX

Work in Progress... Stix Golf - Wood and Putter set unofficial review.

Driver - :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme 10.5, UST helium 5  Wood - :honma:TR21 4 Wood, Vizard 20-60 shaft. :titelist-small:  - AP1 714 5 to PW, with UST  Mamiya Recoil 65 DART F3 Graphite shafts. Wedges  :vokey-small: SM4 48*, Oil Can 52*, SM5 56* and SM6 58*, PutterTommy Armour 2019 Impact 3 TA 2021 Impact 2. Ball   :titelist-small:  ProV1, :Arccos: Smart Sensors. Shoes: a couple :footjoy-small: A couple of:nike-small: A couple of Adidas ,   Yeah I have a shoe addiction.:SuperSpeed: Started at 79mph, finished 1st stage at 91mph

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First Name/City State: Jeff/ Mechanicsburg, PA

Confirm you are RH: Yes

Club You would like to test including flex-also list a back up choice.
Driving Iron 18* -  KBS Tour V Stiff
Hybrid 18* - Recoil ES 85 F4 Stiff 

Handicap: 11.4

Do you currently play a Long Iron or Hybrid: I have a driving iron (2) and 2 hybrids (3&4)

  • DRIVER: :callaway-small: Rogue SZ (9°)
  • FAIRWAY :callaway-small: WOOD: Rogue SZ (3|15°)
  • HYBRID: :taylormade-small: Rescue Hybrid (3|19°) :taylormade-small: M1 2017 Rescue (4|21°)
  • IRONS: :Sub70: 699U (2|17°) :taylormade-small: R9 (5-P)
  • WEDGES: :taylormade-small: Milled Grind Satin Chrome (52°) :taylormade-small: Tour Preferred (56° & 58°)
  • PUTTER: :taylormade-small: TP Berwick
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Bob

Farmington Hills, MI

 RH

1st coice - 18* -  KBS Tour V Stiff 

Backup club - 18* - Recoil ES 85 F4 Stiff 

11 Handicap

I play a 18 degree Hybrid

In my  Ping  carry bag:

Nike covert 2.0 KuroKage 60G

Adams Tight Lies 14 degree KuroKage

Nike VR Pro Rescue 18 degree Mamiya Attas

Srixon Z745 3-PW DGS300

Vokey 54 degree

Vokey 60 Degree

Ping Zing 2

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Lance, Puyallup, WA

RH

1st Choice - 3 wood – 14* - MRC Tensei CK Blue 70 gram Regular

2nd Choice - 18* - Recoil ES 75 F3 Regular

Hdcp - 7.8

Yes, I play Cobra Hybrids 18 degree & 24 degree

 

 

WITB - Cobra Dvr, 3wd, 18 degree hybrid & 16.5 degree hybrid, PING I200 irons 4-PW, Ping wedges AW, SW & putter

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Zachary Middlesex, NJ

Right Handed

First Choice: VKTR+ 18° Recoil ES 85 F4 Stiff

Second Choice: UiHi 18°- KBS Tour V Stiff

14 Handicap

Current Long Iron: Cobra King Utility 18° Hzrdus Stiff

Driver: :ping-small: Ping G410 LST 9°, Tensei 1K White (X  Flex)

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

3 Utility Iron (Alternate Club): :cobra-small: King Utility Iron 18.5°, Project X HZRDUS (S Flex)

3 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: CLK 18°, Tensei Blue 70S

4i-AW: :srixon-small: ZX7, Tour Issue Dynamic Gold 120's S400 (1.5° Upright, Std Length)

56°:  :vokey-small: SM8, Finish: The Best Finish (Slate Blue) Grind: S, Bounce: 10°, Shaft: Dynamic Gold S400 (1.5° Upright, Std Length)

60°: :vokey-small: SM8, Finish: The Best Finish (Slate Blue) Grind: M, Bounce: 8°, Shaft: Dynamic Gold S400 (1.5° Upright, Std Length)

Putter: :ping-small: Scottsdale TR Sanita B 

Shot Tracking: :Arccos: Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour BX

*Depending on the course and conditions I choose between my hybrid and utility iron the day of.

Official Member Review: Nippon Zelos 7 (Here)

Follow My Super Speed Training Progress Below 103mph-112mph and Gaining

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Nick Dosen, Centennial, CO

Right Handed

First choice: 18* -  KBS Tour V-X-Stiff 

Second choice: 18* -  KBS Tour V Stiff

Handicap: 2.7

I currently do not play a driving iron and do play a hybrid.

Thanks for the consideration!

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14 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

What works best for your long game?  Do you prefer to go for the gusto with fairway woods, or perhaps seek the control of a driving iron, maybe the forgiveness provided by hybrids?  Well the Ben Hogan Golf Company has options available in all three categories.

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This may very well be the largest forum test ever conducted on the internet.  Can you say MEGA TESTING?

We’re going to give 15 of you a chance to test one of these in the category you choose, no that’s not a misprint.  Fifteen forum members will get a chance to test a GS3 Fairway wood, UHI driving iron or a VKTR+ hybrid.  

THESE ARE THE ONLY CLUBS AVAILABLE FOR TESTING
THESE ARE THE ONLY LOFTS/SHAFT FLEX AND MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM
NO ALTERATIONS OR SUBSTITUTIONS ARE POSSIBLE

IF THE CLUB DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU PLEASE DO NOT APPLY

Hybrids – VKTR+

18* - Recoil ES 75 F3 Regular 

18* - Recoil ES 85 F4 Stiff 

18* - Recoil ES 95 F5 X-Stiff 

 

Driving Iron - UiHi

18* -  KBS Tour 90 Regular 

18* -  KBS Tour V Stiff 

18* -  KBS Tour V-X-Stiff

 

Fairway Wood – GS53

3 wood – 14* - MRC Tensei CK Blue 70 gram Regular 

3 wood – 14* - MRC Tensei CK Blue 70 gram Stiff 

3 wood – 14* - MRC Tensei CK Blue 70 gram X-Stiff 

*all standard specs

How To Apply

In a post below-DO Not Quote This Post-Provide the following information:

First Name/City State

Confirm you are RH

Club You would like to test including flex-also list a back up choice.

Handicap

Do you currently play a Long Iron or Hybrid

That's it, we'll be picking the testers next week, so check back and see if you have been chosen.


Note: please apply one once; multiple entries will be removed.
If you'd like to have a discussion regarding the clubs or other things related to them please start a new thread.

Rod

Bentonville,AR

RH

3 Wood, 14, Stiff

or 

3 Wood, 14, Regular 

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