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I have had a shaft break in the same location in my back swing as well. But it was an old club that probably had damage from before. 

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Driver : :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 9* MC Kuro Kago Silver 60 Stiff

Woods : :benhogan-small: GS53 3 Wood 14* Mitsubish Tensei Blue 73g Regular

Hybrids: :callaway-small: XR Project X Stiff (3&4)

Irons : sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 600 Pro Black 5-AW 1* flat KBS Tour V 90 Stiff Shafts 

Wedges : File:Kirkland Signature logo.svg - Wikimedia Commons 52, 56, 60 

Putter : :taylormade-small:Spider Red

Bag : datrek-brand_1456761019__86876.original.jpg.7c24f9ae71c7730ce29a828226731487.jpg lightweight cart bag | motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgDry Series Bag

Ball :  :taylormade-small: TP5 PIX (2019) | Screen-Shot-2017-07-20-at-7_24.05-AM-300x118.png.9f1c4cb1d62511ee40a05bd6d5795f97.png ProV1x (2021)

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Right handed HDCP 16.4

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On 5/8/2021 at 12:07 AM, golfish! said:

I have had a shaft break in the same location in my back swing as well. But it was an old club that probably had damage from before. 

When I picked up the club, I ask if he had any thoughts on where it broke and why.  He felt there was a flat spot that caused weakness.  So there was some sort of damage done under the grip, just not sure where or how.  

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On 5/10/2021 at 11:15 AM, kardboard.kid said:

When I picked up the club, I ask if he had any thoughts on where it broke and why.  He felt there was a flat spot that caused weakness.  So there was some sort of damage done under the grip, just not sure where or how.  

I see. Can't really tell root cause but important thing is that you did not get injured! 

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Driver : :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 9* MC Kuro Kago Silver 60 Stiff

Woods : :benhogan-small: GS53 3 Wood 14* Mitsubish Tensei Blue 73g Regular

Hybrids: :callaway-small: XR Project X Stiff (3&4)

Irons : sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 600 Pro Black 5-AW 1* flat KBS Tour V 90 Stiff Shafts 

Wedges : File:Kirkland Signature logo.svg - Wikimedia Commons 52, 56, 60 

Putter : :taylormade-small:Spider Red

Bag : datrek-brand_1456761019__86876.original.jpg.7c24f9ae71c7730ce29a828226731487.jpg lightweight cart bag | motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgDry Series Bag

Ball :  :taylormade-small: TP5 PIX (2019) | Screen-Shot-2017-07-20-at-7_24.05-AM-300x118.png.9f1c4cb1d62511ee40a05bd6d5795f97.png ProV1x (2021)

Rangefinder : 836d5c8b9e44880db86abcd3b735255d.w2480_h836.jpg.bcd4050c642957abbdca7453a6cb0469.jpg ULT-X

Pushcart : Currently Testing motocaddy.jpg.258c0b46e60c2804fc6b1f64bca0aef3.jpgM5 GPS DHC Electric Push Cart

SoCal, USA

Right handed HDCP 16.4

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On 3/24/2021 at 8:00 AM, twyatt700 said:

Who else is using their club?


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I still have my hybrid in the bag but don't have much confidence in it and as a result haven't used it much this season.  When I've been in a situation to use it, I think I'm about 50/50 on hitting it or taking a different strategy.  

I still want to do a bag fitting this season and whenever I get around to that one of the first priorities I'll be looking at is other hybrid options and fairway woods.  Right now I have a Dr, 3w, 3 hybrid, 4 hybrid and traditional 5 iron.  I don't hit the 3w well and am thinking about going to a 5w just for the shorter shaft and added loft and I may just go with 1 hybrid and play with 13 clubs as my gapping isn't all that different in the top end.  

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Hey everyone!  I apologize for being MIA for the past few months!  I was dealing with a lot of personal things.  I was finally able to start getting things in order and updated the on-course analysis for the 3 wood.  The on-course performance matched the launch monitors perfectly.  I did have my playing partners give it a rip as well.  They kept seeing the same type of performance as me.

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3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Vokey SM7 M Grind
LW: Cleveland RTX 4 X-Low
Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

 

 

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I have actually been getting out every week for the last month... FINALLY!!

I still stand on my first takes from the range and course play, love the low ball flight but not a fan of the length. I am really thinking about changing the shaft but I will be changing the grip, needs to be larger for my liking. The only frustrating part is I really don't have many course that force me to play a 3 iron very much. I have been in some trouble and had to use it to stay down or punch it out and get some roll out of it. One hole I always use it off the tee and one it depends on the wind for the day, its ether 3 wood or the UiHi. 

My hybrid is loads easier to hit, but just not a fan of the ball flight. On a clear day with no wind I would probably pick the hybrid over the UiHi cause I wouldn't be worried about the wind effecting my distance. Windy day I am going to loose it anyhow so the UiHi is coming to play. 

I will update y'all with pictures when I get the new shaft in and let you know if I see any changes worth noting. 

2020 TESTER Ben Hogan UiHi 18* Utility Iron

Driver:     - Anser - 8.5* - Fujikara Red Blur 005 XStiff - Standard L/L

3W:     - SQ Sumo - Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana Stiff - Standard L/L

Hybrid 3:     - Machspeed - UST Mamiya AXIVCore XStiff -Standard L/L

Irons:      - Idea Black CB3  4-GW - KBS Tour Stiff+ - Standard L/L

Wedges:    - Vokey 52*, 54*, 60* - True Temper Wedge - Standard L/L

Putter:     - Versa Blade - 35in

Ball:      NXT Tour

Bag:  - Ultra Light Cart Bag  

Loc: USA/MD

Handicap: 13

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Back for another update...

I was still using this as almost a 5 wood until recently. I came across a used Mavrik 4 wood and it gaps perfectly with my driver and long irons, so I dropped my Hawkeye 3 wood in favor of that. 

Meanwhile, getting the chance to test this club and reading the other reviews prompted me to invest in new wedges and irons from Hogan. The wedges, Equalizer 2, I love. I have yet to receive the irons. Anyway, back to the 3 wood.

So I love the looks of this club. It feels great, and even though its not the PERFECT club for me, I've been able to overlook it for sheer sex appeal alone. It was the first club I ever unwrapped from the plastic, and it just catches your eye in all the right ways.  Enter Bill. 

Bill is a pretty serious senior golfer at the course I play at. I haven't teed it up with him before, but he plays CFT irons and hybrids and loves them. The second he saw the headcover, it was love at first sight. He wanted to see it, swing it. I told him to hit it. He didn't want to mess it up, and after a while, agreed. He hit it perfectly, right down the center, 220, further than his driver. For the rest of the day he's bragging to his buddies about the X-Stiff shaft he just hammered, but we talked about the forum and how I got the club. 

He was so excited about ball lab he looked it up on his phone, and it was honestly one of the most fun rounds of golf I've played in a long time. 

So of course he's asked about Hogan and where to order it, and when we're walking off the 18th green, he tells me he's going to have to save some money to look into one of those. 

No need. 

It breaks my heart to say goodbye, but I have never seen an old man so happy in all of my life. 

I'll give you a performance update on the club when I get a chance. We have a tee time Saturday morning. 😂

 

 

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