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Elliott - Clinton, MS

Right Handed

1st Choice: UiHi 18* -  KBS Tour V-X-Stiff

2nd Choice: VKTR+ 18* - Recoil ES 95 F5 X-Stiff

3.5 handicap.

Currently play 3 iron - 3 wood. No driving iron or hybrid.

:taylormade-small: SIM 9*, HZDRS Green 6.5

:taylormade-small: SIM 15*, Proforce V2 X

 :mizuno-small:MP-20 MMC 4-6, MP-20 7-PW, KBS C Taper 130X

:vokey-small: SM8, 50, 55, 60

:scotty-small: Futura 5S

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Peter/Bellingham, MA

Yes right handed

18* - Recoil ES 75 F3 Regular 


Hybrid no long iron (3H)

4-PW and UW Ping G710

Ping Glide 54 degree wedge

1,3,5 Taylor-Made Titanium bubble shafts (24years)

Top-Flite Gamer Putter


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Scott/Avon, IN

Yes, I am right handed

I'd love to try out either the 3 wood – 14* - MRC Tensei CK Blue 70 gram X-Stiff, or the hybrid 18* - Recoil ES 95 F5 X-Stiff.

Currently playing to about a 12, don't have an official handicap. 

I currently play a P790 UDI. Have been debating on a new fairway wood or hybrid, so either would be awesome to test. Looking for something that is a little easier to hit off the deck. Currently have a Callaway Diablo 3wood as well, so have been thinking about upgrading that.

I'm from Indianapolis, IN now living in Avon, I'm about a 12 handicap and have been playing for about 25 years-ish. I played in High School, but didn't take it too seriously, wishing I had now, lol. Now with 2 young kids, I get to play about once a week, and try to hit the range one other time a week. I'm kind of obsessed again right now and just want to improve, bought my irons in August after playing TM Burners for 10+ years, I have the P770's on order, got to use the Golf Galaxy 90 day play to return the 790's and get the 770's and they let me keep them until the 770's come in, though I don't think they thought it would be November before that happened😄 Have downloaded the 18 Birdies app, and have really enjoyed both the GPS and online instruction tools. Love listening to NPG and reading all of the reviews. 

Driver: Callaway Diablo Octane 9 Deg, with a Project X 6.0 Stiff Flex Shaft

3 Wood: Callaway Diablo Octane 15 Deg, with a Stiff Flex Shaft

TaylorMade Driving Iron: Hazardous Smoke Yellow Still Flex Shaft

Irons 3-PW: 2019 TaylorMade P790 Project X 6.5

Cleveland RTX 3: 52 Deg Mid Bounce S400 Shaft

Cleveland RTX 4: 56 Deg Mid Bounce S400 Shaft

Odyssey O Works #9 Putter Super Stoke Grip

Titleist Pro V1, because a course near me sells them in mint condition used for $30 a dozen. Also really enjoyed the Snell MTB Black golf ball.


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17 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.


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.  



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

Read This FAQ About Testing to Understand the Process  How Testers Are Chosen

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.


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.

Marty Kruizenga

Rockford, Mi

GS53 3 WOOD Right hand Stiff 1st choice

Vktr + hybrid stiff 2nd choice

Handicap 0

I have in my bag right Mizuno clk hybrids. 

Tour edge 3 wood

Thank you

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Loren/Findlay, Ohio


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

2nd Choice: Hybrid – VKTR+ 18* Recoil ES 75 F3 Regular 

Handicap 21

Play a Hybrid

Thank you for your consideration.  I would be proud to carry your brand in my bag!


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Tom/Hamden, CT

Confirmed RH golfer 

I would like to play the driving iron (x stiff), backup option would be the hybrid (x stiff) 


I currently play both a long iron and a hybrid. 

Tom C

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Josh/Aldie VA

right handed

first choice 18* stiff shaft hybrid 

second choice stiff shaft 3 wood

12 handicap

currently play an 18* Adams hybrid



M6 driver

taylorMade Burner 5 wood

titleist 735 irons 

ATV grind wedges
Scotty GoLO putter 




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Sam / Chicago, IL


First Choice:  Driving Iron 18* -  KBS Tour V Stiff

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

Handicap: 14

Do you currently play a Long Iron or Hybrid - I have a 21 degree Titleist 915 hybrid. 

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Shane/ Santa Ana CA


18* - Recoil ES 85 F4 Stiff 

18* -  KBS Tour V Stiff 


I have always played a Hybrid (Titleist 818) but have recently switched to a driving iron (X Forged UT)

:callaway-small: Mavrik Max

 :titelist-small: TS2 3 wood

:titelist-small: 818 H1 Hybrid 17*

:titelist-small: 818 H1 Hybrid 25*

:callaway-small: X Forged '18 6-PW

:titelist-small: Vokey SM5 52

:taylormade-small: MG 56/58

 :scotty-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 mid-slant

:bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

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  Frank/Anderson, SC


Club I want to test is Hybrid 18* - Recoil ES 75 F3 Regular 

My back up choice is the Driving Iron 18* -  KBS Tour 90 Regular 

Handicap -11

currently play a Hybrid




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Joe, Rohnert Park Ca

Yes I am right handed

18* -  KBS Tour V-X-Stiff 

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

18 Handicap

I currently play a 3 hybrid and have tried a lot of the newer driving irons/utilities trying to find the right gap in my bag.  I will hit my 4 iron off of the tee a lot, which I carry around 200 but want a better tee club.

:cobra-small: Radspeed 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Black 6x

:cobra-small:Radpeed 3W  

th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0317X Gen 2 Hybrid 3 19° Fujikura Pro 2.0 7x

th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0311X Gen 1  4-GW -Nippon Modus 125x Tour

 :titelist-small: Vokey SM8 56°, 60°

 :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Concept CX-02

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I have the Ben Hogan utility hi 3, and love this off the tee. BH set it up for me at 19 degrees. So I degree weak. Off the tee I can launch it 235. I can work it left or right and my miss is a low hook. I like it on tight par 4s and long par 3s. I can grip up and make it a 215 club. I need to practice more to hit it high off the fairway, but really like this iron. This iron feels so great! Only thing I had my friend try it and he slammed it better than me...

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  • Brian-Middletown,Ohio.                        Right Handed.                                        1st choice: Driving iron. Reg flex.         2nd choice:Either Reg flex.                   15 handicap                                            Playing Ping G400 irons
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