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Online auction: Ben Hogan's personal specs, notes

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:59 pm
by Hot Soup
Interesting current auction on The Golf Auction:

http://thegolfauction.com/Ben_Hogan_s_P ... 33412.aspx

Based upon the photo swatches, it appears to list his loft, length, lie specifications for Hogan's personal irons.

Re: Online auction: Ben Hogan's personal specs, notes

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:11 pm
by Hot Soup
Some interesting specs apparent in the writings (unclear if these were written in Hogan's handwriting, but it's likely it was someone who worked for him):

"2 iron dead weight: 15 3/16 oz"

Length appeared to be based off of a 37 5/8" 5-iron (although a different note page says 38" 5-iron)

Swing weights listed as D to D-1

Lies:
2- 56
3- 57
4- 58
5- 59
6- 60
(rest of the lies are covered over)

Re: Online auction: Ben Hogan's personal specs, notes

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:36 pm
by nfbandon
If authentic that means he was 2-3 degree flat, not the superflat some say he played.

Re: Online auction: Ben Hogan's personal specs, notes

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:37 pm
by k2baloo
Very interesting, thanks for posting.

Re: Online auction: Ben Hogan's personal specs, notes

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:25 pm
by stevemcgee99
Is it his personal club specs, or the standard spec for what his company manufactured?

Re: Online auction: Ben Hogan's personal specs, notes

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:05 am
by Hot Soup
Per the auction listing, it's supposed to be his personal club specifications.

Re: Online auction: Ben Hogan's personal specs, notes

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:14 pm
by k2baloo
http://3jack.blogspot.com/2012/07/ben-hogans-true-equipment-specifications.html?m=1

I wish they would have measured the total weights of the clubs.

Re: Online auction: Ben Hogan's personal specs, notes

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:16 pm
by jfischer13
Interesting to see his sand wedge is more upright then his other clubs. Just like lag does on his sand wedge.