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2020 Official Member Review: Ben Hogan Golf ComPany-VKTR+, UiHi and GS53 FW


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On 2/12/2021 at 8:56 AM, kardboard.kid said:

attached is video for sound purposes.  I think it tells the story of what a ball being hit by the club sounds like.  I know there have been discussions about feel and sound.  Hope this helps.

https://studio.youtube.com/video/4qScxmQ9Yxo/edit

 

link isn't working but I did see the video on your original post

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: sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 949X Project X HZRDUS RDX Black 

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So I recently bought a used Mevo off Ebay and tested the 3H against the 3W. Got some interesting data...

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Average of 23 yards longer carry with the 3W than the 3H with an avg speed 4 MPH faster. I checked with the data I got from the other LM and saw that I was swinging the 3W faster by about 2MPH but also swinging the 3H about 2MPH slower than that test. Could just be I was more warmed up for that test or just swinging better that day on the 3H vs this test day for the 3W. I noticed the carry distances on my last comparison were about the same so it is interesting data indeed.

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

Hybrids: sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 949X Project X HZRDUS RDX Black 

Irons : sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 699 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

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On 2/22/2021 at 11:42 PM, golfish! said:

link isn't working but I did see the video on your original post

I'll try to fix the problem when I submit my review.  Not been a good few months here for me.  

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UPDATE #2

So I let a co-worker borrow the Hogan to take to a top tracer range since he has been in the market for a new 3 wood. He's currently gaming an RBZ phase 1, standard stock regular flex shaft. The first picture is his current gamer: 634510427.jpg.1d47061d9062e6e203bdbe98f83f522a.jpg

His swing speed is a little high for regular flex, which is why I thought he might like the Hogan. Here are his numbers with the X-Stiff Tensei Blue Hogan: 634510181.jpg.e5cea19556e3809d22c7618d624ea523.jpg

Again, considerable distance gap from a club much older than this one. I think the ball flight is better suited with the Hogan, but even with a lower trajectory,, distance suffers. 

 

He did say he really liked it though, which is the interesting thing; it does FEEL really good. 

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Well the UiHi is off to a new tester. Hopefully it works out better for him! I could have kept and never used it, but that’s not in the spirit of the MGS testing code!


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18 minutes ago, twyatt700 said:

Well the UiHi is off to a new tester. Hopefully it works out better for him! I could have kept and never used it, but that’s not in the spirit of the MGS testing code!


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Good on you! 

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I need to do the same thing. What little I’ve been able to try to hit it, I could tell it just was not going to work for me. Nice club just the wrong shaft for my swing.

I would be happy to eat the cost to ship to someone who can commit to doing a full write up on it.


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Fairway: Titleist TS2 16.5 and 21 - Evenflow Riptide CB R

Irons: Titleist U505 4U and T300 5-GW - Aerotech SteelFiber i80 R

Wedges:  Cleveland Black RTX ZipCore 54 and Full Face 58 - True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge 

Putter:  Odyssey TriHot 5K TripleWide

Bag:  Titleist 15 Cart

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g_humphrey is the new owner of one of the UiHi clubs, he’s new to the forum so give him a warm welcome
Also I can’t figure out how to link the username 🤦🏻‍♂️


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@g_humphrey welcome to the test tread! This is/was a huge test a good number of us have submitted our reviews and are waiting on a break in the weather to do some updating. 

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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I'm surprised at how poorly the hybrid and 3 wood performed, given that I absolutely love the driver from my review. Would love to see how the 3 wood would perform for me given my love for the driver

In my bag:

Driver:  :Hogan: Ben Hogan GS53 10.5* Stiff Mitsubishi tensei blue Stiff

3 Wood: :Sub70: 939 x 15 deg. UST Proforce Black V2 7F4 stiff

Hybrid:  :Sub70: 939x Hybrid UST 680 recoil shaft stiff

Irons: :Sub70: 699 irons 4-PW  KBS tour 90 v Stiff 

50 Deg:Sub70: TAIII Satin

54 deg: :Sub70: TAIII Satin

58 Deg: :Sub70: TAIII Satin

Putter:Sub70: 004 Single Bend Masters Edition

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

 

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[mention=106366]g_humphrey[/mention] welcome to the test tread! This is/was a huge test a good number of us have submitted our reviews and are waiting on a break in the weather to do some updating. 

Thanks for the assist!


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Ping G430 Max 9* turned up to 10* in draw setting X-Stiff Ping Tour Chrome 2.0 60

Srixon ZX 3w Ventus Velocore Blue 7s

Ping G425 5w X-Stiff Ping Tour 70 

Srixon ZX5 4-6 Modus Tour 105 Stiff 

Srixon ZX& 7-PW  Modus Tour 105 Stiff 

:cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore 50* 54* 58* TrueTemper Dynamic Gold Spinner

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So one thing I was thinking about and talking with my wife about is how cool this whole thing really is! She was asking about the club I had “won” and I explained how I sent it to someone else and why. And I realized that it’s really cool that I had the opportunity to try something I was curious about (I desperately wanted to be the driving iron guy!) but didn’t have to invest a lot of money to find out. At the end of the day I realized that I hit hybrids better than the longest irons and I was able to then send the club on it way to give them an opportunity to try it out. Pretty awesome when you think about it.


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Ping G430 Max 9* turned up to 10* in draw setting X-Stiff Ping Tour Chrome 2.0 60

Srixon ZX 3w Ventus Velocore Blue 7s

Ping G425 5w X-Stiff Ping Tour 70 

Srixon ZX5 4-6 Modus Tour 105 Stiff 

Srixon ZX& 7-PW  Modus Tour 105 Stiff 

:cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore 50* 54* 58* TrueTemper Dynamic Gold Spinner

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On 3/4/2021 at 6:39 AM, twyatt700 said:

So one thing I was thinking about and talking with my wife about is how cool this whole thing really is! She was asking about the club I had “won” and I explained how I sent it to someone else and why. And I realized that it’s really cool that I had the opportunity to try something I was curious about (I desperately wanted to be the driving iron guy!) but didn’t have to invest a lot of money to find out. At the end of the day I realized that I hit hybrids better than the longest irons and I was able to then send the club on it way to give them an opportunity to try it out. Pretty awesome when you think about it.


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Agreed. It's part of what makes MGS and this community so great. I haven't passed mine on yet as I've been wanting to give it a try when the courses around here get a bit dryer and there is more run in the fairways, but after that if it's still not a club I plan to use regularly then I'll probably be passing it along too. 

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I am not going to be able to do a worthy review of the club I was given. It’s a UiHi utility with a stiff Tour V90 shaft. I’ve hit about 10 balls with it which was enough to tell me that it is not the right shaft for me. So if anyone else can commit to give it a full and complete review, please PM me here and we can make arrangements to get it to you.


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Wedges:  Cleveland Black RTX ZipCore 54 and Full Face 58 - True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge 

Putter:  Odyssey TriHot 5K TripleWide

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So I had my first opportunity to take the VKTR+ out on the golf course and while it felt great and the distance was comparable I do not see it unseating my Exotics.  
 

the Hogan looks great and feels great but at this time my Exotics feels more comfortable in my hands.   I rely on my Hybrid for a few crucial tee shots and approaches into one Par 5 in particular and I have that sense of security with my Exotics.   
 

The VKTR is a great Hybrid and my buddy is going to end up putting it in his bag after taking a few swinga

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Little update for you guys concerning how I'm getting along with the GS53 3W... 

 

I believe I noted this in my review but I will reiterate that it seems to spin slightly too much for me, but need to get it on a proper LM to verify my suspicions. Only reason I note this is because it seems to launch higher than I'm used to, even on the better strikes. Other than that, the club is fantastic and the feel is great. You can definitely feel when you catch it right. 

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On 10/30/2020 at 9:10 AM, kardboard.kid said:

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Hello Fellow MGS family,

            This is KK coming at you from the wonderful city of Columbus, OH.  My name is Tim and I am a high handicapper.  Last year saw little golf so my pursuit to lower my handicap was put on hold.  When the pandemic hit I was on the downward track to a 14, but I fear I will start this year off higher.  I was fitted for irons a couple of years that was part of this journey I am on.  Because of several things that were well out of my control, this review is extremely late, and for that I would like to profoundly apologize.  I have struggled finding a club to fit between my driver and my 5 iron for sometime now.  I currently do not have a 3 wood, as I have a horrible time hitting them off the fairway, and my Cobra Hybrid also struggles in that department.  Off the tee there is no problem, just of course; distance.

            I was hoping that the 3 Iron from Ben Hogan Golf would help to decrease that gap.  I have found the area of most lost shots for me is between the second and third shots on the course. This would also provide for me a better choice on par 4’s, where a driver would not fit.  I have been playing golf with a purpose for about 10 years now.  Before that it was when I could get a round in or to be the comedy relief for a sales person with their customer.  So let’s get to this review.

 

My first impression of the iron was Stylish, and sleek.  It has a very distinct look to it, that I hope will match in the ball striking category.  The only thing that I am not sure of is the grip.  It feels thin, and my become an issue down the road. 

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“Our new UiHi utility irons make the process a whole lot easier. These clubs -- pronounced “You-Eye-High” -- feature a two-piece forged, hollow-body construction which produce higher launch angles, longer carry and more forgiveness -- on both center and off-center hits.

Our engineers designed the UiHi utility irons so you can take an easier, more controlled swing … like the one you use with shorter irons that you are more comfortable hitting.

“The key lies in UiHi’s two-piece, multi-material forged construction. We started with a soft, 1020 carbon steel frame to create a larger clubhead with a deep cavity. The deep cavity allowed our R&D team to optimize weight distribution around the perimeter. This creates a very low, rearward Center of Gravity (CG) to help get the ball airborne quickly and maximize the size of the Effective Hitting Area. Our engineers added more weight to toe area, too, to eliminate lag and help ensure the face is squared at image.
The face is forged is made of MS300 steel … an incredibly strong, hard and lightweight material. This enabled us to make it exceptionally thin so that more discretionary weight could be positioned in other places to add more forgiveness. Once the face is laser-welded to the softer 1020 carbon steel forged frame the result is a hollow-bodied, confidence-inspiring shaped and solid-sounding clubhead with a low-and-deep CG, maximum perimeter weighting, and loads of forgiveness.

 

                These are the statements from the Ben Hogan website, and what I will use a reference to this review.  The club is clean, and very “pro” looking. The club looks like something you would see in a PGA tour  players bag.

 

Grading           8 out of 10

 

 

Sound and Feel when ball striking,

Due to the weather the only ball striking I have been able to do is indoors.  What I have found is that the clubs strikes the ball very clean.  Even on most mis hits,( within the grooves) the ball still feels the same coming off the club.  I have found that the hits outside of the groove area are not as forgiving.  For example; I could hit the ball very close to the bottom of the club head and not see a typical “topping” of the ball. If you hit near the toe, or heel the ball will squirt out in that direction. That would equate to bad ball flight on the course I would believe. 

I like the sound.  To me it is clean and crisp and what the ball strike should sound like.  I have posted a clip for sound in the thread already should someone what to hear the sound.  I believe this “good feel” will lead to better striking on the course and for me what I need to fill that gap.

 

 

Grading           8 out of 10

 

Now to the Meat of the review, the performance

            I have set up a hitting cage in my garage that allows me to get a full iron swing, and there is about 8 ft from where the ball is stuck to the net.  I use a pad with a low turf and a medium height rubber tee.  The first thing that stands out is the grip.  I feel that this is almost as important as any other feature of a club.  If you don’t feel good holding it, you won’t feel good swinging it, and you will end up not playing it.  Even with a glove, the grip has caused discomfort to my hand.  That would be the first thing to be changed long term. 

            Separating out the “mishits” from the solid strikes, I began to see a pattern. No matter where on the club face I hit, and no matter how fast the swing, all the balls traveled the same line.  The trajectory was between 22 inches, and 26 inches in 8 ft.  That is about a 14 degree launch angle, which is slightly below the 18 degree loft of the club. Fo me that could turn out to be a good thing.  I would expect the ball to runout farther after landing on the fairway, and also give me better control with miss hits.

            I am not sure the club is as forgiving in totality, as the initial thoughts were.  I have not been able to find the center of the head hitting off the matt, as I have from the tee.  What I find the most interesting is that the launch height is pretty much the same off the tee or matt.  Initially I had only a net, but added a blanket to the front of the net to be able to better see where the ball was hitting, and I have hit several hundred balls into it this winter. 

Based on the performance and feel I experienced, I think I would change out the shaft to match my other clubs and put a mid, or maybe even thicker grip on the club. 

Grading           15 out of 20

 

Since I have yet to get on the course I want to refrain from finalizing the review score.  But I will tell you that I really like the club, and I feel very strongly about it becoming my between club that I was looking for.  Now that the courses are beginning to open around me, I will play a few rounds as is to either confirm my thoughts, or change them.  If I change anything on the club I will keep you posted and Once I have some on course time, I will return to finish this review.

 

TTFN

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MALTBY.png.a2a7b0f0659df827f6200a68ab77f34c.png            STi   Irons 5-SW   KURO KAGE  70IR Flex-R  Lamkin Grips

 :cobra-small:             King F6 Hybrid Matrix Red Tie HQ4 Graphite Shaft

MALTBY.png.a2a7b0f0659df827f6200a68ab77f34c.png           Forged FGT  60* wedge KURO KAGE 70R SS cross Comfort grip

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I've continued to struggle to hit this club despite wanting it to work so badly. My wife saw it in my bag this weekend and asked if i was going to continue to use it. When I said no, she asked if she could try it. She's a new golfer who's never hit hybrids before, so we are going to go to the range this weekend and see if it would work for her. The lighter shaft should work better for her.

 

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Quick Update

Still trying to find opportunities to hit this off the deck. Unfortunately, I am finding that I am either too close to the pin for a 3 wood (usually hitting my 3H to distances of about 190-210 to the pin) or too far ( 240+) from the pin to find many opportunities. I am still using it off the tee pretty effectively for shorter par 4's (199 total distance on a dog leg left short par 4 into a 2 club up wind). @AGutierrez7 I'll post some spin numbers from my Mevo after a good range session but for me seems to be spinning a bit less than my 3H. 

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: sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 949X Project X HZRDUS RDX Black 

Irons : sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 699 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

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Pulled the hybrid out for couple of shots on Sunday .. had a really nice on a long or 4 but missed the green starting to get used to it a little bit, but still don’t have the confidence to pull it out when I really need to make a shot. 

:cobra-small: Speedzone Driver Tensei AV Blue or  :ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: King Speedzone Black Yellow Fairway 3 wood Tensei AV Blue 65 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway 5 Wood   :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:titelist-small: T300 4i-GW - Tensei AV Blue AM2 Regular Flex  or :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW Project X Lz 4.5 Regular Flex Graphite 

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter - BGT Stability Tour Black shaft 

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Ping G430 Max 9* turned up to 10* in draw setting X-Stiff Ping Tour Chrome 2.0 60

Srixon ZX 3w Ventus Velocore Blue 7s

Ping G425 5w X-Stiff Ping Tour 70 

Srixon ZX5 4-6 Modus Tour 105 Stiff 

Srixon ZX& 7-PW  Modus Tour 105 Stiff 

:cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore 50* 54* 58* TrueTemper Dynamic Gold Spinner

 See the source image Phantom X5 Putter

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond <>

 

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40 minutes ago, twyatt700 said:

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I am still keeping it in the bag for right now but its taking a bit to get used to ... just dont have the confidence or the feel when I pull it out of the bag.. going to play another round with it and see how it goes .. and prob some more range sessions.. it hits well .. shots been good just doesn't have the right feel for me. 

:cobra-small: Speedzone Driver Tensei AV Blue or  :ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: King Speedzone Black Yellow Fairway 3 wood Tensei AV Blue 65 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway 5 Wood   :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:titelist-small: T300 4i-GW - Tensei AV Blue AM2 Regular Flex  or :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW Project X Lz 4.5 Regular Flex Graphite 

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter - BGT Stability Tour Black shaft 

:918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX7 range finder 

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On 3/24/2021 at 9:00 AM, twyatt700 said:

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I have finally started practicing and playing, and I'm swinging fairly well, so I thought I'd give the VKTR hybrid some swings again. My review (first page of thread) stands: hybrids are not for me, and especially not this one. This club is still available for free to anyone here who wants to try it out.

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@gbtrsc passed his UiHi on to me, I'm not going to hijack the thread with a full-blown review but I'm going to give a little "mini" review as I have thoughts from using it. More to come!

Right Handed

Driver: 9° :cobra-small: Speedzone (HZRDUS Smoke Green 70g X-Stiff shaft)

2 Hybrid: 18° :tour-edge: Exotics EXS Pro (Evenflow Black 6.5) (2020 MGS Official Review here)

3/Driving Iron: 18° :Hogan: UiHi Iron (MMT Utility TX 105g shaft)

Irons: 4-GW :titelist-small: T100 irons (Nippon Modus 120 X-Stiff shafts) (2021 MGS Official Review here)

Wedges: 54° & 58° post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg TSW Forged (Dynamic Gold S300)

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2B (2019 MGS Official Review here)

Ball: MAXFLI Tour X

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer Lite

WITB thread here

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On 3/24/2021 at 6:00 AM, twyatt700 said:

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I have been hitting it better on the range and will be using it more often on the course going forward! The only interesting bit is that according to my shotscope data, I hit the BH 3W and my Callaway XR 3H about the same total distance but could be I havent been hitting the 3W as good as I could. We shall see if the 3W distance goes up according to shotscope.

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

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

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

Putter : :taylormade-small:Spider Red

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SoCal, USA

Right handed HDCP 16.4

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[mention=65394]gbtrsc[/mention] passed his UiHi on to me, I'm not going to hijack the thread with a full-blown review but I'm going to give a little "mini" review as I have thoughts from using it. More to come!

It’s a very nice club that for me had the totally wrong shaft. I could barely get the ball airborne with it. I want to try it to compare with my VKTR 18* which I love, and hit on a good mid-high trajectory. I just didn’t think I could give the UiHi a complete and fair review strictly based on the shaft that it was shipped with. Just jot a fit for me.


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Fairway: Titleist TS2 16.5 and 21 - Evenflow Riptide CB R

Irons: Titleist U505 4U and T300 5-GW - Aerotech SteelFiber i80 R

Wedges:  Cleveland Black RTX ZipCore 54 and Full Face 58 - True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge 

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Some initial impressions for me, the UiHi may have some tech stuffed into its head, but it's still very compact! Compared to my TS-1 gamers in the rest of my irons, the 3i UiHi is pretty similar blade length and just a hair thicker of a top line. As others have already mentioned, it looks great at address. They managed to hide the sole behind the club face well, as opposed to a lot of other driving iron/hybrid-like long irons that have some "meat" that shows behind the club at address.

It looks really good at impact, but be somewhat warned. I think if you're already playing some smaller profile irons, these will still be confidence inspiring, but if you're looking for some more meat down there it might not be for you.

Right Handed

Driver: 9° :cobra-small: Speedzone (HZRDUS Smoke Green 70g X-Stiff shaft)

2 Hybrid: 18° :tour-edge: Exotics EXS Pro (Evenflow Black 6.5) (2020 MGS Official Review here)

3/Driving Iron: 18° :Hogan: UiHi Iron (MMT Utility TX 105g shaft)

Irons: 4-GW :titelist-small: T100 irons (Nippon Modus 120 X-Stiff shafts) (2021 MGS Official Review here)

Wedges: 54° & 58° post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg TSW Forged (Dynamic Gold S300)

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2B (2019 MGS Official Review here)

Ball: MAXFLI Tour X

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer Lite

WITB thread here

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On 3/24/2021 at 9:00 AM, twyatt700 said:

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I still have my 3 wood, but it's sitting on the sideline right now.  I'm trying to get my swing back after not swing at all over the off-season.  I'm going to bring it with me once I'm on the course to finish up the review for the on-course portion and will update my scores.  I keep having some others hit it and I haven't found anyone that uses current clubs (any 3 wood within the past 3 years) that has said they would game it.

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Max
3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – 5i: Taylormade P790
6i – AW: Taylormade P770
SW: Taylormade MG3 TW Grind
LW: Taylormade Hi-Toe 3 Low Bounce
Putter: PXG Battle Ready One & Done

 

 

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On solid strikes, the Hogan UiHi feels great. Really solid, not "tingy" or hard, like some more techy heads sometimes do.

Performance-wise, I gave it a rip on the last hole this evening, and this is what I got out of it:

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254, right down the pipe! Seems the club wants to fade a bit for me, which coincides with my other longer irons at the moment as well. Earlier in the round, I hit the UiHi noticeably thin, and still got 216 out of it with no roll out at all. I could certainly feel the miss-hit, but I was actually not too upset about where it ended up.

One random other side note, for some reason the UiHi shaft is super long (even though it is "standard" length); about 1.5" longer than my standard length 4 iron. Out of curiosity I was perusing their website to see if there was an explanation and sure enough, in the FAQ, I found this:

"...

8) Why our clubs tend to measure long? 

There are no true ‘industry standards’ when it comes to club length and many other club specifications ... every manufacturer is different.  

Our standard lengths, which are shown for each product along with other important specifications on our website, tend to be on the longer side when compared with those of other companies. There are a couple of reasons for this:   

First, we measure the overall length of our clubs from the ‘heel’ of the club head to the second ring on the grip’s butt cap ... where the shaft typically ends ... the way Mr. Hogan insisted.

..."  It then goes on about more standard loft and lie angles. Figured that might be helpful to throw out there for anyone else who may be looking into ordering Hogan clubs (irons and wedges specifically I think?) in the future!

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Driver: 9° :cobra-small: Speedzone (HZRDUS Smoke Green 70g X-Stiff shaft)

2 Hybrid: 18° :tour-edge: Exotics EXS Pro (Evenflow Black 6.5) (2020 MGS Official Review here)

3/Driving Iron: 18° :Hogan: UiHi Iron (MMT Utility TX 105g shaft)

Irons: 4-GW :titelist-small: T100 irons (Nippon Modus 120 X-Stiff shafts) (2021 MGS Official Review here)

Wedges: 54° & 58° post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg TSW Forged (Dynamic Gold S300)

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2B (2019 MGS Official Review here)

Ball: MAXFLI Tour X

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer Lite

WITB thread here

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getting better with that 3W off the deck. 225 was about the distance I was looking for at the start of this test last year!

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smashing it off the tee for sure! Goes almost as long as if not longer sometimes than my driver!

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

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

Putter : :taylormade-small:Spider Red

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Right handed HDCP 16.4

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