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Original Hogan Edge.  Gotta keep 'em!  I got two sets myself and love them.  Still play them from time to time.  A lot of good advice from all the previous responses, so nothing more that I could add.  Enjoy the project and enjoy playing them!  Great buy!  

 

4-P Hogan Edge (2018 version)

52 degree Hogan Equalier wedge

Arnold Palmer The Original  putter

Founder Club  hybrid 18 degrees

Taylor Made Burner 3 & 5 wood.

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Well, I had a chance to hit the 9i, 7i, and 4i, which all were factory spec without the problems I originally listed. 

I currently game Ping G2 TT stiff, 2° up with new midsize Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips. The Hogan Edge Irons I have are definitely more flat, less bounce, and no leading edge relief that are all features I have gotten used to with my Pings. 

I definitely struggled with the difference but, the feedback on miss-hits is what I was really looking for. 

I did place an order for an extension for the 5i and, I found new old stock Golf Pride Victory Swing Rite grips to replace the two I am fixing so they will all match. Cost about $60.

And, if that was not enough, the seller on eBay have me a partial refund of $20 for the error. 

Paid $35 for the irons then partial refunded $20 = $15

Paid $37+22 = $59 for parts/supplies and grips

Total $74 so far. 

Only further cost could be hockey grip tape and loft and lie. 

 

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5w Taylormade SLDR S 19* - 220yd, Ping G2 5-U - 190-105, Maltby M+ 54* & MG 60* - 95-75, Evnroll ER8, Titleist 816 H1 4h 21*, Maltby 4 Hybrid Iron 24* - 210-200, Callaway XR16 8* - 235 carry

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10 hours ago, Buffly said:

Well, I had a chance to hit the 9i, 7i, and 4i, which all were factory spec without the problems I originally listed. 

I currently game Ping G2 TT stiff, 2° up with new midsize Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips. The Hogan Edge Irons I have are definitely more flat, less bounce, and no leading edge relief that are all features I have gotten used to with my Pings. 

I definitely struggled with the difference but, the feedback on miss-hits is what I was really looking for. 

I did place an order for an extension for the 5i and, I found new old stock Golf Pride Victory Swing Rite grips to replace the two I am fixing so they will all match. Cost about $60.

And, if that was not enough, the seller on eBay have me a partial refund of $20 for the error. 

Paid $35 for the irons then partial refunded $20 = $15

Paid $37+22 = $59 for parts/supplies and grips

Total $74 so far. 

Only further cost could be hockey grip tape and loft and lie. 

 

I would be interested in your review of the condition of the victory grips when you get them.  I have looked at a few ebay listings but thought they may be dried out and cracking just from age even though they hadn't been used.

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Ping G410+ 9*, Accra TourZ X265 M5 

Ping i20 17* & 23* hybrids, stock stiff shafts

Mizuno JPX 919 HMP 4i, PX LZ 6.0

Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 5 - PW, PX LZ 6.0

Cleveland Tour Action 49*, 53*, 57*; PX LZ 6.5 (w/ some custom heel grinding)

Ping Heppler Fetch

Snell MTB

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13 hours ago, Shapotomous said:

I would be interested in your review of the condition of the victory grips when you get them.  I have looked at a few ebay listings but thought they may be dried out and cracking just from age even though they hadn't been used.

Well, good and bad news on the grips. They arrived today, they are in good shape, pliable, not cracked at all. But, they are not Jumbo like the rest of the set already on my clubs. The eBay seller is going to give me a refund and let me keep the grips. 

The pattern on the grips does not provide as much grip as a new TackiMac or Tour Velvet. The design of the Golf Pride Victory Swing Rite® grip has a lot of smooth areas in between the shallow grooves. 

So, I guess I have 4 NOS grips for sale?

I ordered TackiMac grips and will replace all of them. (Jumbo)

3 pictures of the new old stock NOS grips 

2 pix showing the old Jumbo (left) and the NOS standard size (right)

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5w Taylormade SLDR S 19* - 220yd, Ping G2 5-U - 190-105, Maltby M+ 54* & MG 60* - 95-75, Evnroll ER8, Titleist 816 H1 4h 21*, Maltby 4 Hybrid Iron 24* - 210-200, Callaway XR16 8* - 235 carry

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On 10/18/2020 at 5:34 AM, dlow206 said:

If you were to fix the issues (shaft lengths and regrip), would you do it yourself or have someone else do it?

 

On 10/18/2020 at 5:47 AM, silver & black said:

I would fix them and use them. For what you paid, it's still a deal. If you don't like them after fixing them, donate them to The First Tee or other worthy organization.

 

On 10/18/2020 at 6:12 AM, cnosil said:

Basic club repair type things and since I am guessing you are considering them as a "classic" set of clubs to have fun with.   I would cut down the wedge, extend the 5i, and then put on some inexpensive new grips.  You can try sandpaper,  but it they are dry rotted that probably won't make a lot of difference.   Hireko has grips in the $2.00 range.  

 

On 10/18/2020 at 6:54 AM, Shapotomous said:

I wouldn't bother to contact the ebay seller, to me it wouldn't be worth it.  It is easy to cut down the wedge to the length you want and to extend the 5i to the length you want.  Steel butt extension is $3.  The grips aren't worth trying to save as dried out as they are.  Golf Works has a lot of choices for under $4 each.

 

Forgot to add.....we need a couple pics of the iron heads themselves!!    😀

 

On 10/18/2020 at 7:46 AM, azstu324 said:

Depending on what your personal finances and/or interests are, you could use this as a beginning to learning about club building. IMO it's become a fun and helpful hobby. I've scavenges heads and shafts and put clubs together here and there. There's definitely some reward in using clubs you personally out together.

Also, as mentioned previously, you can have the 5i extended for minimal cost.

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
 

I did some work on the clubs and found something very fascinating. 

The E wedge had a wooden dowel installed like a shaft extension to make it 1" longer. I drilled down the center of it to remove most of it but, I felt leaving some of the wooden dowel might be a cool shock dampener. I trimmed it to the correct length and, installed a TackiMac Jumbo grip - much more grip than the NOS GP Victory Swing Rite° grips that I ordered (more on that in the previous post). 

I also remove the grip and installed the shaft extension in the 5i. It will also get the TackiMac grip when the second batch I ordered shows up. 

Pic: 5i with shaft extension installed to bring it back to standard length and the E wedge cut down and new grip installed. The 8i to the right shows the original grip. 

5i playing length 38"

E wedge playing length 35 3/4" (E same as PW)

Note: 9i is 36" and each iron is +1/2" so, only the E wedge is 1/4" but, that was because it came in at the right Swing Weight at that length. With the Jumbo grips, the swing weight on the set is D0. (I have a swing weight scale)

 

 

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5w Taylormade SLDR S 19* - 220yd, Ping G2 5-U - 190-105, Maltby M+ 54* & MG 60* - 95-75, Evnroll ER8, Titleist 816 H1 4h 21*, Maltby 4 Hybrid Iron 24* - 210-200, Callaway XR16 8* - 235 carry

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On 10/25/2020 at 9:58 PM, Buffly said:

Paid $35 for the irons then partial refunded $20 = $15

Paid $37+22 = $59 for parts/supplies and grips

Total $74 so far. 

$15 for the irons after partial refund

$37+30= $67 for shaft extension, epoxy, grip tape, solvent, and 10 grips

Updated total $82 with all new grips on the 3-E, + the Tom Watson Gap and Lob wedges too. 

 

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Golf is simple - people are complicated.

5w Taylormade SLDR S 19* - 220yd, Ping G2 5-U - 190-105, Maltby M+ 54* & MG 60* - 95-75, Evnroll ER8, Titleist 816 H1 4h 21*, Maltby 4 Hybrid Iron 24* - 210-200, Callaway XR16 8* - 235 carry

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Grips are installed! Ready to play them for real. 

I think they are going to need a lie adjustment more upright for me but, that will be after a few practice sessions first. 

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Golf is simple - people are complicated.

5w Taylormade SLDR S 19* - 220yd, Ping G2 5-U - 190-105, Maltby M+ 54* & MG 60* - 95-75, Evnroll ER8, Titleist 816 H1 4h 21*, Maltby 4 Hybrid Iron 24* - 210-200, Callaway XR16 8* - 235 carry

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Solid find on those. Glad to see you are going to get them into playing shape. All the work that needs to be done should be pretty straightforward. Just be sure to buy the right diameter extension for that shaft. My guess is it would be 0.580 but I know nothing of vintage Hogans so I'm sure some of the collectors here will chime in on what to buy.

Edit: This is why it's important to read all the way to the last post before posting. Looks like everything turned out well, now you just need to report back on how you hit 'em.

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7 hours ago, ChitownM2 said:

Solid find on those. Glad to see you are going to get them into playing shape. All the work that needs to be done should be pretty straightforward. Just be sure to buy the right diameter extension for that shaft. My guess is it would be 0.580 but I know nothing of vintage Hogans so I'm sure some of the collectors here will chime in on what to buy.

Edit: This is why it's important to read all the way to the last post before posting. Looks like everything turned out well, now you just need to report back on how you hit 'em.

I hit the 8-E at the range today. The feel was good. The forgiveness is much less than my Ping G2 irons, as expected. But, the consistency on distance is fantastic. 

I still hit mostly a slight to moderate 5-12yd fade which tells me that the lie is too flat for me - I can feel the toe digging in. 

Loft and lie is the next step to make them suited for me. 

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5w Taylormade SLDR S 19* - 220yd, Ping G2 5-U - 190-105, Maltby M+ 54* & MG 60* - 95-75, Evnroll ER8, Titleist 816 H1 4h 21*, Maltby 4 Hybrid Iron 24* - 210-200, Callaway XR16 8* - 235 carry

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